Equity in Education

Starts: December 2, 2019 9:00 am | Ends: December 2, 2019 4:00 pm

In most urban schools across the US, the majority of students are, or soon will be, students of color; yet most educators are white women. Data shows that schools disproportionately discipline and exclude students of color without just cause for subjective reasons and as a result of implicit bias.

You are invited to explore how you are part of the problem and can be part of the solution by examining self-identity, the history of the US school system and concepts such as implicit bias, “micro” aggressions, and white supremacy culture.

We hope you will leave this training with:

  • Concrete skills
  • Knowledge that bypasses typical “diversity” initiatives in school settings
  • Action steps you can take right away to shift your own practice and work toward changing policy / practice in your school and district

Registration Details:

The primary audience for this training is white educators. It is open to anyone with a passion for bringing the outcomes of our educational system into better alignment with the values of racial justice.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Trainers: Gabriele Ross & Stephen Fowler
  • Date and time: Monday, December 2 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)
  • Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232 – accessibility, transit, and other info here

Black and Brown participants:

Acknowledging that you carry the burden of added emotional and intellectual labor in conversations about racism in the educational system, RNW offers this workshop FREE OF CHARGE to participants of color. If your organization is able to cover the cost of your attendance, we certainly welcome part or all of the fee to support the work of RNW, in particular that of our Black staff & contractors.

This policy is neither an act of reparations or “micro-reparations”; it is a systemic offering to offset the harms caused by white people and the white gaze when trying to understand applied frames for equity from a human rights lens.

White participants:

The fee for this workshop is $240. We ask each person to pay what you are able.


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Event Organizers

Gabriele RossGabriele Ross brings with her two decades of working as counselor and advocate with marginalized populations such as youth struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, students who return from being incarcerated, students who are homeless, sexual minority youth and undocumented students in public schools in Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. Gabriele has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is active in social justice organizations and worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and as a community organizer. She came to the US initially as a volunteer for Action Reconciliation/Services for Peace, a German organization founded by survivors of the Nazi regime. She likes to be in her garden or on a dragon boat, or out running and biking. She is an avid soccer fan and volunteered for the Women’s World Cup twice as a translator.

Stephen FowlerStephen Fowler is an activist, justice advocate, community educator, and performing artist from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating organizations, school districts, community members, teachers, parents, and students about the radical practice of restorative justice for collective liberation. Stephen is a Consultant, Mediator, co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Race Talks Facilitator, and resource council member for Morpheus Youth Projects.


December 2, 2019 9:00 am

December 2, 2019 4:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Gabriele Ross


Equity in Education

Gabriele Ross

December 2, 2019 9:00 am

December 2, 2019 4:00 pm