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

Jessica Acee

Senior Fellow | Western States Center
Pronouns: She/her

Jessica Acee is an educator, trainer, and program developer based in Portland, OR. She is currently the Director of Student Leadership at St. Mary's Academy and Senior Fellow at the national civil rights organization, Western States Center, where she co-authored the toolkit Confronting White Nationalism in Schools.

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Building Strong Schools: Strategies and New Narratives to Confront White Nationalism in Schools

Conspiracy theories. Bigoted rhetoric. Biological essentialism. Political scapegoating. Educators across the country are grappling with heightened ideological and racial tensions that put their students and their school communities at risk. We'll explore the history and rise of white nationalist and other bigoted movements. Then, using the Confronting White Nationalism in Schools toolkit, we'll unpack several strategies that empower educators and students to take back their school communities and build a healthy narrative around race and racial identity. Learn how to build power in your school and with your students to achieve more equitable outcomes for all. This interactive webinar will offer participants the opportunity to practice grappling with real scenarios and leave with actionable tools. We recommend that participants download the toolkit prior to the webinar at https://www.westernstatescenter.org/schools

Speakers: Jessica Acee, Adrienne van der Valk