“We have a mixed staff," said Melanie Dillett-Dukes, "and we’re a predominantly black school with about 750 students in kindergarten through eighth, but we didn’t have strong, meaningful conversations on racism, inequities, and oppression. We needed to start talking about racism and how it impacts students, teachers, and parents.”
We are thankful to the AJC for featuring our equity programs and commitment to anti-racism this week.
The interview shares about the “equity journey gatherings” we began last fall for 80-plus teachers, staff, and administrators, and the resulting student programs as we journeyed together through Stamped.
These programs were made possible with the support of the Wesley family and the redefineED Atlanta Innovation Fund grant we received during the pandemic.