Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Benny Vasquez

Co-Executive Director | Border Crossers
Border Crosses is a national organization that equips educators to be leaders of racial justice in their schools and communities by providing strategies that will assist in interrupting patterns of racism and injustice in their school communities. Border Crossers has worked with thousands of educators across the country, been featured in NPR, NYTimes and several articles focusing on race, education and dismantling white supremacy.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Transformative Approaches for Addressing Race, Healing and Taking Action for Equity in Schools

Have your attempts to have “the equity conversation” in your school or district led to increased marginalization and upset? Are you struggling to connect how a conversation about race will lead to improved outcomes for children?

This interactive session will explore key racial equity concepts and strategies that support an educator’s ability to identify, interrupt and address inequity in their classrooms and schools. Educators will walk away with a deeper understanding and practical tools for engaging in sense-making conversations about racial equity that lead to productive action.

Speakers: Jaime-Jin Lewis, LaShawn Routé Chatmon, Victor Cary, Laura Shmishkiss, Benny Vasquez