Equity in Education 101 is a webinar & workshop series that offers opportunities for NC educators and staff to unpack critical concepts in equity and inclusion in higher education. These sessions are introductory in nature and aim to provide a foundational exploration of the feature topic and its implications for teaching and learning spaces.

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Past Session Topics


What is Privilege and why should you know about it? What is the impact of privilege in our teaching and learning spaces? Equity in Education 101: Privilege unpacks on the various types and meanings of privilege, how privilege is linked to oppression, and challenges us to recognize how privilege affects teaching and learning spaces.


What is Intersectionality and why should you know about it? Why should we approach teaching and learning with an intersectional lens? Equity in Education 101: Intersectionality  offers an opportunity to learn about the critical theory of Intersectionality Рa term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 Рand why having a critical understanding of intersectionality is required for truly advancing equity in education.


What is Anti-Racism? How can you centre anti-racist practices in your approaches to teaching and learning? Equity in Education 101: Anti-Racism presents how anti-racism is an active process that requires educators to identify, challenge, and change the structures and behaviours that perpetuate systemic racism (Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat).

Disrupting the Diversity Discourse

What is the Diversity Discourse? How do mainstream understandings of diversity uphold false notions of equal playing fields and equity? Equity in Education 101: Disrupting the Diversity Discourse unpacks how diversity discourses are often detached from ideas related to equity and inclusion. Learn how you can engage in critical reflection to ensure you are thinking about equity alongside diversity in your teaching and learning contexts.


What does it mean to be an ally? How can you integrate concepts and values of allyship into your teaching and learning contexts? Allyship is an active commitment to call out and disrupt the ways in which power and privilege function in our everyday lives, including systems of higher education, to marginalize and oppress individuals and groups. Equity in Education 101: Allyship explores what authentic allyship might look like within our teaching and learning spaces and why it is of critical importance for the success of our teaching experiences.

Socio-Economic Status

How do socio-economic status and classism affect students in our higher education system? According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Socio-economic status (SES) encompasses not just income but also includes educational attainment, financial security, and subjective perceptions of social status and social class. Equity in Education 101: Socio-Economic Status unpacks how socio-economic status and classism function as active barriers for students in our teaching and learning institutions.


Why is a disability justice lens critical to the approaches we take in our teaching and learning spaces? How can we ensure that we approaching accessibility in teaching and learning with an equitable lens? Equity in Education 101: Disability provides an opportunity to review models of disability, think critically about how we can better support students with disabilities, and deconstruct preconceived notions and biases around ableism, ability, and disability.

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