December 5, 2022
AMI/USA’s 2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Webinar Series
As our 2020 Racial Equity Statement declares, “We acknowledge that building and maintaining an inclusive, racially equitable culture will be never-ending and that ever-lasting transformation requires courage, persistence, unwavering commitment, and individual and collective accountability. We encourage all members, especially those that identify as an ally, social justice activist, anti-bias/anti-racist educator, social justice healer and/or an artistic and creative storyteller, to lift your voices and together let us all participate in this transformational journey. “Today an urgent need imposes itself upon society: the reconstruction of methods in education and instruction, and [they] who fight for this cause, fights for human regeneration.” (Montessori, 2014)
Monday, December 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EDT: Online
Koren Clark will share her work that will prompt participants to think about the intersections of our Montessori practice as we journey to create, and sustain, inclusive and racially equitable school and classroom cultures. She will present the elements of “Liberatory Montessori” and guide a discussion to tease out the nuances between ABAR, JEDI, and Liberatory approaches.
Meet the Presenter
Koren Clark, M.Ed. (she, her, hers) is an Oakland, California native. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of education. She is a writer, a speaker, Montessori-trained guide, coach, and a liberatory design strategist who explores ways Montessori can be of service to Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, spiritual and liberatory practices. Koren holds an AMS Elementary I credential, an Administrator credential from New Leaders, and California state-teaching certification. She describes herself as “a human here to humanize” and believes in the power of transformational activism through education. Koren is also CEO/Founder of KnowThySelf Inc., a business that offers culturally relevant Montessori materials designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all children.