From Aiyah Moustafa: "Thank you to all who participated in the first meeting of “Conversations as Teachers of Color.” It was an opportunity to connect with educators and to hear what's been most exciting and challenging for us on our journeys. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to meet in a virtual space on March 13th, 2020, and hold our conversations right before the quarantine. We had important conversations about topics such as the burden of representation, cultural competency in our schools, assumption of criminality, and the invisible systems and narratives within our respective curricula. Overall, it was a chance to speak freely about a systemic issue with curiosity and transparency and, as organizers, that's all we could have asked for. I need to thank those of you who supported us through networking, providing resources, and your time. You made it possible for us to create this welcoming space."
And, thank you Aiyah! We are excited to build on this positive first step.