It’s not too late to join the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s new Culturally Responsive Arts Education and Anti-Racism 25-Day Challenge, which launches today.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has built a learning community to gain a shared understanding of what Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) and Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) look like in action. This work requires a mindset shift that can’t occur without first understanding the structural and historical inequities in our education system and how our own individual identity shows up in our work and lives.
The Dodge Foundation’s Culturally Responsive Arts Education and Anti-Racism 25-day Challenge was designed to help us all “know better” so we can “do better.”
Through daily activities and an online learning community, the Challenge is designed to help you create dedicated time and space to build your social justice habits and look at issues of race, culture, identity, gender, power, and privilege, and their effects on schools, classrooms, and youth.
We hope you will share this challenge with your staff, board, and constituents as a shared inspirational activity as we head into the new school year.
How it works
After you sign up for the Challenge, you will receive a welcome email and then daily emails for each day after. If you sign up after the Challenge launch on Sept. 14, you can follow along at your own pace through the link to the whole challenge in the welcome email.
The daily Challenges include videos, articles, and reflections on topics including unconscious bias, structural racism, culturally relevant education, and the power of arts and identity.
You will also receive a link to a handy Reflections Log and an invitation to a NJ CRAE Facebook group to connect and learn from your Challenge companions.
Why we’re doing this
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has recently deepened its commitment to holding ourselves accountable to anti-racist values and actions.
Our new Education goals are aimed at addressing how educators can advance equity in their schools, and specifically how arts-based, culturally responsive and relevant education can improve school culture and student learning.