History, Race, and Inclusive Education

June 25 – 28, 2019
Grafton, Vermont
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How do we have courageous conversations about race?

How do our own perceptions of identity influence our teaching?

How do we use history to prompt meaningful discussions about race and identity with students?

How do we help students become empathetic leaders and agents of change?

During the four days we will work with these questions and along the way explore stories that connect the enduring human condition to lessons that can be applied today. Historical sources will be drawn from:

  • The Underground Railroad
  • Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail
  • Daisy Turner’s Family History in Grafton, VT
  • Monuments and Memorials in our Communities

We will focus on numerous discussion protocols to support courageous conversations around challenging topics like race and diversity. All teaching levels are welcome, although it is most suited toward middle and high school curricula.

Registration Fees:
This is a 4-day residential institute held at the Grafton Inn. Meals and the cost of lodging at the Grafton Inn are included in the $750 registration fee (Single room + $150). Commuter registration fee is $550. Graduate credit is available from Castleton State University.

Note: Due to contracts with the Inn and food vendors, there are no refunds after May 12.