A Journey of Organizational Transformation through Radical Listening
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Noon–1 p.m. (Central Time)
Organizations often find themselves enabling systemic oppression and maintaining existing experiences with privilege and marginalization. How do we restructure our organizations to interrupt privilege and better amplify and serve marginalized communities? Hear the story of how one organization–the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures–uses radical listening to learn from those who are often silenced in order to make meaningful changes. Learn actionable steps your own organization might take to amplify immigrant, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) narratives. Transform your organization through intentional changes driven by equity and inclusion.
Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez is in his 10th year teaching Spanish at The Putney School. He has his Licenciatura in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at Universidad Internacional UNINTER and a Master's degree in Latin American Studies from Cleveland State University.
Dr. Jenna Cushing-Leubner is an Assistant Professor in World Languages Education, ESL, and Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she coordinates the World Languages licensure program and developed and coordinates the online Heritage Language Education Professional Development program.
Megan Budke is a teacher and leader at Wayzata Public Schools in Minnesota, where she teaches middle school Spanish and serves as a world language curriculum coordinator, focusing on improving world language programming through proficiency-based curriculum design and assessment practices.
Pang Yang is a veteran English as a Second Language & Heritage Hmong teacher at Osseo Public Schools, Minnesota, whose passion is in Student-Centered Learning, amplifying student voices in language classrooms and Ethnic Studies in Hmong Heritage classrooms.