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Addressing Institutional Racism Beyond Equity Training / A Virtual Half-Day Workshop

Presented by Cornelius Minor

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SPECIAL NOTE: This virtual half-day workshop is a hands-on PD event where you will collaborate with participating colleagues and Cornelius Minor to design and support ideas that you can implement in your school right away. This is one of three such collaborative design workshops being offered by Cornelius this season, also including Addressing Inequities in Distance Learning and Improve Students' Reading Lives During Pandemic Schooling. Enroll in one or all!

Date and Time

One, half-day workshop from 11:30am to 2:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Please note that this virtual half-day workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


Have you found yourself thinking, "We've had equity training . . . but inequities and racism persist in my school"?

From his work around the world over the last two decades, including virtual work with teachers, districts, and communities since the start of the pandemic, Cornelius Minor has a clear idea of the challenges facing teachers in this moment.

In this organic half-day workshop, the third in a collection of three design sessions, participants will bring their stories, questions, and active spirit to grow and refine ideas to address racist policies, practices, and procedures in their school.

If you are tired of waiting for someone else to launch an idea to create real change for your students, it could be because you are the one with the idea. Join this half-day workshop and make it happen.

Learning Objectives

  • Use an imagination protocol to design ideas that will impact student learning
  • Accept that trial and error is critical to making change
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design and support ideas that you can implement in your school right away

About the Presenter

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with educators and kids in Los Angeles, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to bring communities together. As a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people. Cornelius is the author of We Got This. Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be, which informs this workshop. You can connect with him on Twitter @MisterMinor.

Who Should Participate

Classroom teachers of grades K-12, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.

Special 2021 Tuition Fee

The cost of this virtual half-day workshop is $60.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 60 days.

Related Book

To support your learning in this workshop, we highly recommend We Got This. Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered and provide a unique email address.

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Upcoming Dates & Locations

06/02/2021 - Eastern Time, ET

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