Personal Leadership and Action for Racial Justice is a subgroup of Talk to Action. We meet monthly and share the following purpose and values:
Provide an open community to help educators take strategic action for anti-racism within and across our positions of influence.
- We believe that schools and education systems must promote anti-racism
- We are an open and inclusive community
- We take strategic action individually and collectively
We believe that strategic action is mobilized by:
- Urgency: priority and focused energy
- Anger: indignation at injustice
- Hope: critical consciousness and faith
- Solidarity: community and collective capacity
- You Can Make a Difference: personal agency and locus of power
Open Space: An open space is a self-organizing tool for conferences and meetings that are driven by the interests and needs of the people in the room. Anyone in the room can present a question or idea for consideration, and others are invited to join. There are four principles that govern open spaces.
- Whoever shows up is the right group
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
- Whenever it starts is the right time
- When it’s over, it’s over
Social Ecological Model: The Social Ecological Model (SEM) identifies spheres of influence. This tool can be used to help individuals and groups identify how they can mobilize for action based on their formal informal positions.