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Intergenerational Collaboration on Families United for Education Webinar

Author: 
Sandy Rodriguez
December 13, 2017

Everyday Democracy hosted a special webinar on November 9th featuring Families United for Education. The webinar focused on the work they are doing to address racial inequities in Albuquerque schools through an intergenerational equity lens. They provided ideas on how to build family engagement policies, create safe environments, strengthen community relationships, expand communication and cultivate equitable systems for all.

Families United for Education’s decentralized structure is guided by love for their community.  They are in the process of developing a social justice “seal” that will help showcase organizations committed to these common goals.  Everyday Democracy’s Malana Rogers-Bursen said, “The webinar gave participants specific examples of how to build intergenerational equity into their work. Families United for Education has developed a large intergenerational network where youth leadership is encouraged in conversations about public education and people of all ages can learn from each other.”

Watch a replay of the webinar:

Families United for Education, of Albuquerque is a decentralized, self-organized network of approximately 500 families noted for successfully advocating for ethnic studies to be included in the Albuquerque Public Schools’ master plan.  They were one of four finalists for the Paul J. Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award, and continue to partner with Everyday Democracy by employing its Dialogue to Change process toward the betterment of the communities it serves.

 

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