Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the studies of culture; innovation; equity and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge to transform organizations, nonprofits and schools on issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the President/Founder of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and DCCP (DEEP Corporate Consulting Partners) where she supports superintendents, teachers, principals, non profit leaders, corporations, commercial real estate and boards to achieve equitable culture and to systematically dismantle oppression. Additionally, Dr. Amante-Jackson serves at the Tri-Chair to the RIDES Project, at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. With RIDES, Dr. Amante-Jackson supports systemic and school based cultural change and coaching for districts, nationally.
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- The gap between diversity and inclusion is as wide as the Grand Canyon, but a bridge exists
- Proven frameworks, roadmaps and data to measure impact paired with implicit bias training
- Make your learning community feel championed for and communicate areas of marginalization they experience
- “Belonging” is actually the sweet spot for this pandemic
- Sit successfully in the uncertainty with these practical tools that work both virtually and in person
- Diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity, DBIE has to be the table and you sit everything on top of
- Why urgency with the absence of competency is harmful
“Belonging is the greatest thing that closes the gap. Please know that gap didn’t arrive in one school year and it’s not going to go away in one school year. Your commitment to belonging will continue to bring your community together, which is what you will need to close the gap one day to do culturally responsive teaching. “
Dr Darnisa Amante-Jackson’s Resources & Contact Info:
- What’s in a Name? – School Reform Initiative
- Disruptive Equity Education Project
- Darnisa Amante-Jackson
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