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A few comments from attendees:

"Inspirational, and Hopeful"
"Liked the, can't be what you can't see"
"Great story. Equitable does not mean Equal. Love 1st always!"
"Get directly involved!"
"Cultural Awareness to Cultural Responsiveness to Cultural Competence was an AHA for me"
"I enjoyed this speaker and was inspired. Extremely important to meet kids where they are!"
"Relationships form the foundation"
"A reminder that our own experiences can inspire others"
"Students don't lack interest, they lack engagement and it is our job to engage them"

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"Dismantling Systemic Racism"

The Four County School Boards Association would like to thank Karen Hughes, Equity Steering Committee Chairwoman of the NYACK School District and Dr. Alexandria Connally, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the NYACK School District for their presentations on dismantling systemic racism on January 28, 2021 and April 6, 2021. 

Institutional racism, also called systemic racism, is an issue which has become normal practice in an organization such as a school or in society in general.  It can lead to widespread discrimination in education, health care, employment, housing, and criminal justice.  Speakers Karen Hughes and Dr. Connally discussed the Nyack district's work in addressing institutional racism and implicit bias.  Karen recently participated on a panel on racism sponsored by NYSSBA and her knowledge and experience was very valuable.

Four County SBA Members may view a video recording of this meeting on the Members only page.

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