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Shifting the Power: Developing Personal Self-Awareness

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Chicago Children's Theatre

100 S. Racine Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

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Developing personal self-awareness involves gaining insight into your identity and how it positions you in society. It implies an understanding of your own cultural heritage and the potential effects your background can pose on your work with others. Ethnic and racial identity developments become especially important as educators prepare to work with diverse student populations. A better understanding of your own ethnic and racial identity helps to build personal self-awareness, which can ultimately support culturally inclusive practices.

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  • Understand how implicit and explicit biases impact the classroom culture and your relationships with students

  • Learn how to map your identities to engage with students, colleagues and communities and create a healthy classroom environment

  • Participate in exercises to understand your biases and to continue self-exploration and personal growth in developing culturally inclusive practices

Light food will be provided.




  • Candace Moore

    Candace Moore

    Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

    Staff Attorney, Education Equity Project

  • Nina D. Sanchez

    Nina D. Sanchez

    Enrich Chicago

    Director




Nina D. Sánchez, Director of Enrich Chicago, leads a collective of 23 arts and philanthropic institutions working to end systemic racism in the arts. She has served in a variety of capacities within multicultural leadership initiatives, direct-service, and education sectors, building anti-racism frameworks, disrupting systemic inequity at its core, and mobilizing strategic plans into meaningful programs, opportunities, and institutional/individual actions. She leverages her strengths of strategy, ideation, and assessment to be an active voice for effective policies and systemic interventions that support increased racial equity in the city of Chicago.








Candace Moore is a Staff Attorney for the Education Equity Project where she advocates for the educational rights of young people through a lens of racial and social justice. She was instrumental in Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights' re-launch of the Education Equity Project. Candace’s work has focused on organizing legal advocacy resources to address disparate discipline and barriers to enrollment for students throughout Chicago and its surrounding communities. She also works in partnership with community-based reformers and institutional policy makers to achieve sustainable and meaningful solutions.
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