Exploring Race And Gender In Your Classroom: Facilitating Dialogue (Not Debate) And Moving People Forward

Issues of race and gender are as relevant to our lives as they ever have been. The 2016 US presidential election brought a lot of these issues to the surface. Now in both the USA and Canada, the division on these issues is as obvious as ever, accompanied by the growth of things like the "alt right" and the continued work of people advocating for things like #IdleNoMore and #BlackLivesMatter. The divide is very real in BC as well, including in discussions about real estate prices and foreign investment. However, many teachers feel ill-equipped to explore or work with these themes in their classes. This workshop will explore some frameworks teachers can use to unpack issues of race and gender (at any age) and ways teachers can facilitate dialogue (not debate) on these topics and move people forward together based on their shared values.

Target Audience
Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
Superconference Program Subcommittee (Other)



Ryan Cho
Ryan Cho is a Teacher at Terry Fox Secondary, SD43 Coquitlam.
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