Juneteenth: Taking Time to Unravel Unconscious Biases, A Case Study from Washington State

National Education Association’s Education Support Professionals Quality (ESPQ) Department & The Human and Civil Rights Department a Center for Great Public Schools Webinar

Juneteenth: Taking Time to Unravel Unconscious Biases, A Case Study from Washington State

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

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Join this webinar to learn the history of Juneteenth, a celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and its relevance to ESPs on the job and in our communities today.  We will explore the impact of the racial and social justice reckoning and awakening seen across the country over the last year and its impact on the Washington Education Association (WEA).  Participants will learn about the steps WEA is taking to unravel unconscious biases, develop awareness of micro-aggressions and eliminate discriminatory behaviors through a long term investment in professional development for all members

David S. Coleman M.B.A., Esq., NEA Human and Civil Rights, Center for Social Justice

Aneeka Ferrell, M.B.A./P.A., B.A., Substitute Coordinator for the Renton School District, WA

Shantika O’Pharrow, Substitute Specialist for the Renton School District, WA


NEA affiliate leaders, staff, members and partners. All interested parties are welcome. You are encouraged to forward this invite to your partners, leaders and other team members.


Jessica Brinkley, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Analyst

Kimberly Bertocci, NEA Sr. Program/Policy Specialist

Questions? Contact Jessica Brinkley at jdbrinkley@nea.org

For more ESP professional development opportunities, visit www.nea.org/esppd