EDU Central Office Sessions

You’re Invited: Equity and Diversity Sessions

Join the Equity and Diversity Department for Cultural Celebrations and Trainings.

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JANUARY

1/12
Egyptian Culture Exchange
Noon- 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
This course review common cultural norms, values and beliefs of Egyptian families and outlines best practices for educators to engage with Egyptian students and families.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2zlg8lR

1/24
Building Bridges Poverty
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Oasis Center – Location: Wellness Center Large Conf.
Room A-- Tasha Fletcher
This experiential course examines the struggles and opportunities of students in poverty and provides staff with tools to create a positive and equitable school climate.
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FEBRUARY

2/5
African American Heritage Celebration
5 -7 p.m.

Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2znLVWv  

2/12
Supporting Young Black Men
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A- 100 Kings Staff
Explores how to support young black men through relationship-building and mentoring.
RSVP:
http://bit.ly/2yyIZqR  

2/21
What’s Up with Black Girls?
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Tasha Fletcher-Oasis Center
As the fastest growing demographic to be suspended and expelled, explore ways to promote the brilliance and leadership of Black girls.
RSVP:
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MARCH

3/5
Supporting Students with Disabilities
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
MNPS Exceptional Education Team
Practical tips to support students with disabilities and to engage families as allies.
RSVP:
http://bit.ly/2AcP0pr

3/16
MNPS Equity Summit
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location TBD
Mark your calendars for a full day of unpacking “all means all”. The Summit will have small and large group sessions focused on cultural awareness, equity and diversity, and family engagement. You won’t want to miss this event.

3/12
Islam, Culture, and Diversity
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Salhadeen Center
Rashed Fakhrudden, President Islamic Center of Nashville
This course offers an in-depth understanding of the cultural life of many Muslim students by exploring beliefs and practices, demographics and diversity, and misunderstandings that can lead to social and emotional stress.

3/29
Women’s History Celebration
Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center Large Conf. Room A
Panelists from Central Office
Hear from a panel of MNPS staff who can share about their experiences as a woman contributing to the powerful work of education.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2lW9qAT