What to Say: The Role of Your Identity in Responding to Racism
February 7, 2022
Best-selling author and coaching expert, Elena Aguilar, brings weekly tips, tools, and wisdom to educators with one goal: to help you thrive.
In the first episode of our new, “What to Say When You Hear Something Racist” series, Elena shares the first step you must take if you want to skillfully respond to racism: deepening your understanding of your own identity.
When you know yourself, you'll be able to better understand when you are inclined to step up and take action, or when you might be tempted to step away from something challenging. If you understand your identity experiences, you'll have heightened awareness of your own privilege and responsibility.
The concepts and tools referenced on this episode will appear throughout this series.
Mentioned on this episode:
- How to Understand Race, Racism, and White Supremacy (Chapter 3, Coaching for Equity)
- Exploring Identity Markers (Page 16-19, Art of Coaching Workbook)
Continue your learning:
- Read Coaching for Equity (book by Elena)
- Take part in a Coaching for Equity Book Club (past event)
- Attend Coaching for Equity (virtual workshop)
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