Webinar: Why Is Everyone at the Policy Tables So White? - Shared screen with speaker view
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I am wondering about the panelists thoughts on the intersectionality of being a woman and being a woman of color. I am wondering also about any perspectives of men of color in the field of early childhood education.
low income, poor, immigrant
YES! At risk of what - we should ask that
communities of color
Children of color
Second Language Learners
targeted communities- gateway cities??
Even if you are poor, you don't want to be labeled as such
I like the idea of describing communities in more positive terms, but I also think we are responding to the "cue" words that many proposals look for. How do we change the language of what we are being asked to include when we write for funding?
Ida Rose Florez
So the mental models of those who hold the purse strings are replicated and reified in the proposals needed to get money, which are then replicated and reified in the mental models of those writing the grants. Contemplating how we shake loose these patterns that are replicating themselves - almost like fractals.
That's a powerful story. Thanks for that Commissioner!
Please share your videos
There's an overall pipeline questions in terms of people of color and then men of color are a subset of that conversatsion
This is a group that has challenged my thinking from an international perspective: https://www.receinternational.org/
what limitations did you see to HR or other processes or experiences.... we've diversified our state agency greatly but sometimes it feels like we are setting people up to come into environments that perpetuate racism and oppression
also, in my span in this field I have seen the policy world more accepting of white men with little background in the field before elevating women of color, including existing voices in the field, let alone new voices
Would love any successful shared power models that folks know about: Co-CEO, etc.
I think there should be a policy to reflect diversity such as, if there is an organization serving a diverse population the decision-makers should represent that population. You should invite Black men at the table to discuss how we should recruit them.
Yes! Neoliberalism needs to be examined and checked in our field.
Ida Rose Florez
Do you have concerns about the ways in which BIPOC people were/were not included in creating Power to the Profession? If so, what are those concerns and how to you recommend addressing them? If not, what is it about P2P that you see as positive movement forward?
Are their resources to support system change for Governing Councils?
Mentoring is critical. When my organization and I (a Black man) got into early childhood for the first time I was mentored to 2 White women (Adele was one of them) and a Black woman. As a rare male of color voice in these circles, the road to being heard and respected was a bit easier.
mentored by (sp)
I would add that sponsorship is just as, if not more, important than mentorship in terms of access to leadership pipelines
Loving this straight talk. Thank you.
Thank you BB!!
I second Lisa's comment - loving this discussion!
Can you share a link to that letter about QRIS?
We'll get the link
Ida Rose Florez
I’d also love to see the letter.
Quality Rating Improvement System QRIS
Oops! I pushed the send button to quickly. I would like the link as well.
Don't forget our children need to see diversity at the decision making table. My children thought only white people can only teach school.
Thank you all for this though provoking session; important reflection and provocation!
Wrtie the book!!
Do a session on that Lea!
Ida Rose Florez
If you scroll down, the letter is almost at the end of the document. https://childcare.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CCPC_MtgMaterials_Final_7Oct200.pdf
Thank you for sharing @ Ida Rose Florez
Thank you for the qris letter and the discussionas well
This has been an incredible conversation. I hope there will be a link to the recording that can be shared widely.
Thanks to the panelists for a powerful 90 minutes. And thanks for all you do for the field.
Yes, a recording will be emailed along with the requested links
Well said Dr. Washington!
Thank you for this! Fantastic presentations! Much appreciation to those who came forward to share their story
Thank you to the panelists for your transparency!
Thank you all so much -
CCSSO will send out a link to a recording - thank you all
Thank you! Great, thought provoking questions and discussions!
Thank you all!
Taniesha Woods Myles
Thank you to all
THANK YOU for this amazing ‘conversation’ - yes we still have more work to do!! Inspiring women!!
Thanks, great presentations and discussion!