Our TODOS initiative focuses on results/outcomes of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion measures put in place to remove the barriers keeping students and educational institutions of diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds from studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. We created the TODOS Sounding Board Webinar Series to discuss topics surrounding D/E/I in the field of international education. You can find various resources from the series below.
IMAGINING RADICAL POSSIBILITIES & PRIDE: THE FUTURE OF LGBTQIA+ INCLUSION IN EDUCATION ABROAD
Monday, January 23rd 2023
With an increasing number of young adults self-identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, international higher education, and education abroad programs specifically, have the potential and the responsibility to positively impact, affirm, and empower generations of queer students; many of whom may come from various political and cultural contexts that seek to do the opposite (“Don’t Say Gay” laws, book bans, etc.). Attend this critical community discussion to hear from students and staff already engaged in this important work and to join Barcelona SAE as we radically imagine and commit to a bold and inclusive future for LGBTQIA+ students abroad.
DISRUPTING DEFICIT MODEL THINKING: AFFIRMING ALL COMMUNITIES IN GLOBAL LEARNING
Wednesday, October 12th 2022
Join this interactive panel and community discussion to discover how deficit thinking and language impact our professional roles, advising techniques, and programming in global education. The panelists will explore how we can move towards more affirming language through real-time examples that can help celebrate your students’ identities and life experiences.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY (CRT)? A PANEL ON THE LINKS BETWEN INTERCULTURAL LEARNING, CULTURE AND RACE
Wednesday, June 22nd 2022
This interactive webinar will feature a presentation and panel discussion by international educators on critical race theory. Our panelists will give a foundational knowledge of what critical race theory is (and what it is NOT), explore how we can move away from polarizing critical race theory, and analyze its links with intercultural learning, culture and race. Participants will engage in interactive polling and discussion to raise self-awareness that can help to develop personal implementation strategies that are intercultural and CRT informed.
- 3 Myths About Critical Race Theory That Parents Need to Understand (Romper Education)
- A Conversation with Native Americans on Race (NYT OpDocs)
- The Basics of Critical Race Theory – Andrew Johnson
- Critical Race Theory – A Brief History (New York Times)
- What is Critical Race Theory, and Why Are We Hearing About it Now? (Ben & Jerry’s)
- We Listen Staff Series – Critical Race Theory
- 10 Reasons Why Critical Race Theory is Perfect for Confronting Racism
- Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20) 3rd Edition by Richard Delgado.
- Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement by Kimberle Crenshaw (Editor), Neil Gotanda (Editor), Gary Peller (Editor), Kendall Thomas (Editor)
- The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones (Creator), The New York Times Magazine (Creator), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
WE ARE ALL BIASED, NOW WHAT? COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO FACING AND COMBATING OUR UNCONSCIOUS BIASES
Thursday, September 16th 2021
This interactive webinar will feature a presentation and panel discussion by international educators on unconscious and implicit biases. Our panelists will problematize how unconscious and implicit biases undermine study abroad recruitment, advising, programming and why implementing change starts with you. Participants will engage in interactive polling and discussion to raise self-awareness and develop personal implementation strategies.
Seven Steps to Combat Unconscious Biases:
- Acknowledge that we are all biased – as human beings we are prone to mistakes – give yourself room to grow.
- Reframe the conversation focus on fair treatment and respect, and away from discrimination and “protected classes.”
- Evaluate often – and anonymously.
- Build in professional development that targets hidden bias, unfairness and excluding practices.
- Create space to file complaints (e.g. BSAE BIAS response form).
- Be intentional. Positive images and stories are key!
- Reward or give positive reinforcement to those to step out of their comfort zone to improve diversity.
- 16 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid Them in the Workplace
- International Education Perpetuates Structural Racism and Anti-Racism is the Solution
- Why Black People Discriminate Among Ourselves: The Toxic Legacy of Colorism
- Marketing Still Has a Colorism Problem
- Unconscious Bias: How It’s Affecting Your Workplace
- Beyond Implicit Bias
- Measuring Implicit Bias in Schools
- Project Implicit was founded in 1998 by three scientists – Dr. Tony Greenwald (University of Washington), Dr. Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University), and Dr. Brian Nosek (University of Virginia). Project Implicit Health (formerly Project Implicit Mental Health) launched in 2011 and is led by Dr. Bethany Teachman (University of Virginia) and Dr. Matt Nock (Harvard University). The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities. Take the test here.
LEADING WITH PRIDE: SPOTLIGHTING THE GLOBAL LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Wednesday, June 30th 2021
Join the TODOS Sounding Board as we celebrate the rich diversity of our global LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will participate in LGBTQ+ themed trivia from the US and Spain, and engage with a panel of senior LGBTQ+ self-identified leadership on how to best support LGBTQ+ students and staff in International Education. An interactive video and recipe for a signature LGBTQ+ rainbow sangria will be shared with all registrants.
Check out our Leading With Pride – Padlet Board for information on how to get in touch with the panelists and our recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, podcasts and other resources. We’ve also linked our Rainbow Sangria video below.
ADDRESSING RACISM HEAD-ON: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RACISM ONSITE, EVEN IN OUR OWN PROGRAMS
Thursday, April 29th 2021
As International Educators, we need to address the sobering reality that racism exists and can even be exacerbated, not only in the host cultures where our students are studying but even within our own programs overseas. This panel will share their insights, challenges they’ve experienced and discuss some suggestions to combat this problem, including creating a sense of belonging for our students, faculty, and staff.