• From Equity Awareness to Equity Action •
Instituting Educational Justice in Vermont Schools and Communities
Girls, Women, and the Persistence of Gender Oppression in Schools
Presenter: Tracy Flynn
Target Audience: Education leaders and educators, PreK-16, as well as those working for organizations striving to support VT children, youth, and families.
Gender oppression in schools comes in many forms: sexual harassment and assault, curricular erasure, and institutional cultures that objectify girls and young women. Because this oppression is often implicit and deeply ingrained institutionally, educators can feel powerless to push back in significant ways. How can educators create significant change despite sexism’s insidiousness, which can sometimes lead girls and young women to underestimate their own abilities? We will examine sexist school practices and how their impact often are elevated for girls and women of color, LBTQ girls and women, and girls and women enduring other forms of injustice. We will end by considering the principles and practices that cultivate actively anti-sexist schools.
Tracy Flynn has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions with local and national nonprofits and PK-18 education institutions. As a coach and consultant, her mission is to promote healthy individuals, organizations, and communities by working towards equity and justice. Prior to opening Tracy Flynn Consulting, she worked as Health Curriculum Specialist with the Seattle Public Schools, National Training Director with the National CASA Association, and Director of Training with Planned Parenthood of Western Washington.
The VT-HEC Board of Directors has approved additional support for this series through our Mission Investment Fund, which enables us to provide the webinars for free and greatly lower the workshop and course costs. We value your participation; due to the low costs of this series, we are not able to provide refunds for cancellations.
November 19, 2019
* 8:30-3:00 *
DoubleTree Hilton ~ South Burlington, VT
$50 (lunch included)
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