Asheville City Schools trains student Racial Equity Ambassadors to “deliver culturally competent professional development to their teachers;”
The following are excerpts from Asheville City Schools’ Equity Timeline. It includes teacher retreats on structural racism, formation of racial equity teams, the use of the 1619 project, and the formation of student Racial Equity Ambassadors.
As mentioned above, The Choosing Equity Series “was designed to specifically address the challenging history and current manifestations of racial inequities in Asheville.”
Asheville City Schools has many equity resources on Anti-Racism and Systematic Racism, including book suggestions like How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi and articles by the New York Times like Introducing: Nice White Parents.
Asheville City Schools’ future plans: