Empowering Your School Community at the Intersection of DEI and SEL

Previous Webinar | February 17, 2021

Across the world, students and educators are looking to discuss healthy ways to address racial injustice and promote equity. This 30-minute webinar offered specific strategies that innovative school communities are using to engage in productive conversations, build supportive environments, and drive lasting change. The Social Institute’s Head of Content, Micah Adams, teamed up with Tamisha Williams, the Director of Equity and Community Initiatives at The Potomac School and a current high school student leader to share best practices to empower your entire community at the intersection of DEI and SEL.

Attendees learned:
  • Definitions for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of school communities
  • Strategies for schools to analyze how they are addressing DEI
  • Tips for creating safe spaces for honest and productive conversations
  • Steps for engaging with parents
  • Benchmarks for defining progress and success

Presenter Backgrounds:

Tamisha WilliamsTamisha Williams is an experienced facilitator and program developer who specializes in creating affirming and healing spaces for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ communities. She facilitates workshops for educators and leadership teams on using an equity lens to better serve their community members. In her current role, she supports families and faculty/staff members in fully accessing resources and engaging as a full participant in the school community they attend and serve. 

Micah Adams

Micah Adams leads content development at The Social Institute, where he produces #WinAtSocial Lessons, research, and other thought leadership content to support school communities nationwide. An experienced writer, editor, researcher, and producer, Micah has over a decade of experience building and leading best-in-class content teams for some of the world’s leading media companies. 

Also joining us will be Christine Martin from The White Mountain School. Christine is a sophomore student at a partner school and a member of our Student Ambassador team. Read more about The Social Institute’s Student Ambassador Program.