Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee Forums

The MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee invites all MTA members to participate in free forums during March and April to discuss, “What It Means to Decolonize the Curriculum.”

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This is a great opportuniity to exchange ideas and formulate next steps with fellow MTA members — and earn professional development points. Participants may earn up to 2.5 hours toward PDPs. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

The forums will center around these topics:

  • What does a colonized curriculum and/or structure look like? (Create a working definition of colonized curriculum/structure.)
  • How has colonized curriculum shaped your education/work environment?
  • How would your education/work environment have been changed if you had been taught a decolonized curriculum?
  • Is decolonizing necessary?
  • Decolonizing vs. diversifying: Is there a difference?
  • Do you see your district/employer being supportive about decolonizing curriculum? If not, how can we get them on board? What are the barriers?
  • As educators, what steps can we take to decolonize curriculum?

Forum Dates and Locations

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, Reading, MA 01867

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Education Association of Worcester, 397 Grove Street, Suite #1, Worcester, MA 01605

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Education Association of Worcester, 397 Grove Street, Suite #1, Worcester, MA 01605

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm MTA Quincy Headquarters, 2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Pittsfield High School, 300 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Springfield Education Association, 1000 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA