Multicultural Educators' Forum 2021
Becoming an Anti-Racist – Building a Framework for Justice and Equity
TUESDAY, February 16, 2021
Schedule for the Day:
(This is a virtual event)
Optional Meet and Greet: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions: 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Keynote: Opening and Keynote by Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Session A: First Workshop - Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session B: Second Workshop - Kerri Redding, 11:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Session C: Third Workshop - Essential Partners, 1:20 - 2:50 p.m.
Optional Reflection Time: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Keynote: A keynote presentation by Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, a nationally-recognized, Board-Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, begins the Forum. Dr. Christian-Brathwaite is the CEO and Founder of Well Minds Psychiatry and Consulting Company, PLLC, and has expertise in Perinatal and Post-Partum Mental Health, trauma-informed care, telepsychiatry, mental health in communities of color, school psychiatry, implicit bias and racism in mental health. She was the co-chair of the Disparities Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Mclean Hospital from 2009 to 2014 and created a curriculum and led a "Diversity Dialogue" program and training for all MGH psychiatry residents. This training was later adapted and used in different departments throughout the hospital. She has also held other leadership roles within the Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows, and wrote the Cultural Psychiatry chapter in the MGH/Mclean Hospital Residency Handbook of Psychiatry.
Dr. Christian-Brathwaite's presentation at Fenn's Forum will focus on the subject of trauma and racism, cultural humility, and the steps required to become a more trauma-informed, anti-racist institution.
Sessions A-c: Three workshops follow the keynote and aim to help participants build and engage within an anti-racist framework in order to create and maintain just and equitable educational institutions. The first workshop will be led by Dr. Christian-Brathwaite; the second by Kerri Redding, a digital arts teacher from the Washington International School who is also the Community Service Coordinator and co-faculty sponsor for the Upper School Student Diversity Leadership Collaborative and Black Student Union; and the last by Essential Partners, an award-winning organization based in Cambridge that is devoted to helping civic groups, faith communities, colleges, and organizations build resilience, cohesion, and trust across the deep divides of values, beliefs, and identities.