How to Begin Conversations about Racial Identity

By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 5 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I spoke to a very special person who told me a story about a couple of powerful conversations about race, racial identity, and racism. I want you to be able to have powerful conversation—conversations that heal and bring us into closer,

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Creating Inclusive Spaces Begins with Saying Each Other’s Names

By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder Ja Young’s words echoed in my mind for a long time after recorded our conversation. My name made other people feel uncomfortable. I want to hear my name from people.People who don’t have names that we’re comfortable saying in our English-speaking mouths, don’t hear their names as often. I

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Beginning Steps to an Equitable Classroom: Step 1

By Jessie Cordova, Senior Associate, Bright Morning You’ve defined equity (my previous blog post or Elena’s definition). Now ask yourself: Would your students characterize their classroom as an equitable learning space? Would you? No matter how you answer these questions, there is likely an opportunity to reset, restart or refine. Here’s how. Step 1: Let’s

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