10:30-11:00 - Pre-Registration Coffee and Networking
11:00 - 11:15 am - Registration and Welcome
11:15 - 11:45 am - EMA Regional Presentation: Kate Auger-Campbell
11:45 - 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm - Keynote Speaker John Gentile
1:45 - 1:55 pm - Q&A
1:55 pm - Wrap-Up
2:00 pm - Adjourn
Identity, Bias, and Equity: Who We Are Informs How We Lead
Our identities and biases need to be examined and unpacked in our schools. We maintain and uphold patterns and cultures that are limiting our communities from creating equitable and inclusive schools. In this workshop, we will explore the foundations of identity and share strategies to combat behaviors and manifestations of bias in our school communities.
Keynote Speaker: John Gentile, Associate Director of Diversity, Horace Mann School (NY)
About John: John Gentile is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion consultant focusing on whiteness, white identity development, and white privilege. He has worked with many prestigious educational institutions and organizations. John has led workshops, facilitated dialogues and affinity groups, trained faculty, and has been featured as a keynote speaker. He has presented at the Critical Analysis of Race in Learning and Education (CARLE) Institute and the Immigrant Justice Corps in New York City, and worked with the YWCA of the City of New York as a facilitator around identity development. He is a founding committee member for the inaugural conference, (Re)defining Power: White Male Voices in Diversity Work, a conference for 6th-to-12th-grade white male students wanting to explore their roles in equity and justice work. He has been a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools' Student Diversity Leadership Conference since 2009. John was the recipient of The Princeton Prize for Race Relations in 2007.