Diversity Talks is a Rhode Island organization dedicated to bringing students to the forefront of conversations about race and equity. This group, founded by two students and a teacher, trains students to lead teacher professional development around race and diversity. The founders believe that to help schools address issues of inequality in education, students’ own voices must be at the center of any discussions. This article in EdSurge provides a good overview of the work of this organization as well as its expansion into Nevada.
School leaders and educators might consider partnering with this group which offers student-led training for a fee. Training topics include:
- implicit bias
- student voice
The site also includes helpful resources such as a toolkit on antiracism and another focused on distance learning. Educators may also get ideas from the accompanying article to make conversations about race and diversity at their schools more student-focused.
Source Organization: Diversity Talks