Supe's On: Every Student Belongs

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Article Date: Nov 29, 2021

Episode 8: Every Student Belongs and the Importance of Uncomfortable Conversations

Today on the Supe’s on!, Dr. Cook talks with Kinsey Martin, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, about the Every Student Belongs legislation, the difference between bias and hate, pushing back on the notion that our community isn’t diverse, and the importance of empathy and staying at the table during uncomfortable conversations.

  • 3:45 What is the Every Student Belongs legislation?
  • 5:10 Bias and stereotypes affect everyone
  • 7:50 - Bias is not the same as communicating hate
  • 9:15 - Three symbols the Oregon Department of Education says have no place in our schools
  • 11:00 - What are restorative practices? What does that mean?
  • 12:50 - Not about shame, blame or judgement, about empathy
  • 13:15 - Do we see swastikas, nooses or Confederate flags in our schools used for hate?
  • 14:10 - “We are not in the practice of banning everything that feels uncomfortable to anyone”
  • 14:40 - Rights as individuals balance with responsibility as community members
  • 18:30 - Martin, a Bend native and alumni, shares how diversity and differences were handled when she was growing up in Central Oregon
  • 20:00 Pushing back on the idea that “Bend is not diverse”
  • 26:00 - What are we doing as an employer?
  • 30:30 - The importance of staying at the table

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