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Webinar: Why Is Everyone at the Policy Tables So White? - Shared screen with speaker view
Ola Friday
50:40
urban!
deb wise
50:47
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.
Robin Wilkins
50:48
at risk
Kimberly Tice
50:49
"at-risk", "urban"
Nis Wilbur
50:53
"at risk"
Sarah Hughes
50:53
at risk
Erica King
50:54
ELL
Amanda Petersen
50:58
"at-risk"
Lorena Mancilla
51:03
"at-risk", immigrant
Adele Robinson
51:03
low income, poor, immigrant
Robin Wilkins
51:03
under-served
Rachel Demma
51:05
low-income
Carol Nolan
51:06
low-income
Erica King
51:11
disadvantaged
Sherry Kimball
51:11
disadvantaged
Kimberly Tice
51:17
"single parent"
Stacey Joyner
51:19
under represented
Lorena Mancilla
51:20
YES! At risk of what - we should ask that
Lorena Mancilla
51:23
Vulnerable
Edith Locke
51:24
vulnerable
Terri Lamb
51:24
communities of color
Ola Friday
51:32
specialized populations
Bill Buchanan
51:34
disabilities
Sandy Little
51:36
Children of color
Terri Lamb
51:40
high need
Lorena Mancilla
51:41
marginalized
Sherry Kimball
51:43
non-English speakers
Robin Wilkins
51:44
specialized
Tina Shaw
51:51
at risk
Sandy Little
51:52
Second Language Learners
Terri Lamb
51:54
priority populations
Carol Nolan
51:55
targeted communities- gateway cities??
Robin Wilkins
53:51
Even if you are poor, you don't want to be labeled as such
Terri Lamb
56:39
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
57:04
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.
Kwesi Rollins
58:14
That's a powerful story. Thanks for that Commissioner!
Erica King
01:09:21
Please share your videos
Kwesi Rollins
01:10:30
There's an overall pipeline questions in terms of people of color and then men of color are a subset of that conversatsion
deb wise
01:13:08
This is a group that has challenged my thinking from an international perspective: https://www.receinternational.org/
Sara Mickelson
01:13:11
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
Sara Mickelson
01:14:09
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
Ola Friday
01:15:35
Would love any successful shared power models that folks know about: Co-CEO, etc.
Suzanne Burnette
01:16:27
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.
Cristina Pacione-Zayas
01:17:46
Yes! Neoliberalism needs to be examined and checked in our field.
Ida Rose Florez
01:19:09
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?
Mandy Stanley
01:19:23
Are their resources to support system change for Governing Councils?
Kwesi Rollins
01:20:23
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.
Kwesi Rollins
01:20:49
mentored by (sp)
Ola Friday
01:21:46
I would add that sponsorship is just as, if not more, important than mentorship in terms of access to leadership pipelines
Lisa Foehner
01:25:50
Loving this straight talk. Thank you.
Carol Nolan
01:26:09
Thank you BB!!
Lorena Mancilla
01:27:32
I second Lisa's comment - loving this discussion!
Kwesi Rollins
01:27:58
Can you share a link to that letter about QRIS?
Adele Robinson
01:28:19
We'll get the link
Kwesi Rollins
01:28:24
SMH
Ida Rose Florez
01:28:25
I’d also love to see the letter.
Suzanne Burnette
01:28:44
Quality Rating Improvement System QRIS
Suzanne Burnette
01:29:25
Oops! I pushed the send button to quickly. I would like the link as well.
Suzanne Burnette
01:31:05
Don't forget our children need to see diversity at the decision making table. My children thought only white people can only teach school.
Sandy Little
01:32:03
Thank you all for this though provoking session; important reflection and provocation!
Stacey Joyner
01:32:07
Wrtie the book!!
Ola Friday
01:32:18
Do a session on that Lea!
Ida Rose Florez
01:34:10
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
Jhumur Saeed
01:34:30
Thank you for sharing @ Ida Rose Florez
Christine Schull
01:36:58
Thank you for the qris letter and the discussionas well
Robin Wilkins
01:37:19
Wow
Kwesi Rollins
01:43:42
This has been an incredible conversation. I hope there will be a link to the recording that can be shared widely.
Kyle Snow
01:43:51
Thanks to the panelists for a powerful 90 minutes. And thanks for all you do for the field.
Erica King
01:44:21
Yes, a recording will be emailed along with the requested links
Ola Friday
01:45:11
Well said Dr. Washington!
Mandy Stanley
01:45:19
Thank you for this! Fantastic presentations! Much appreciation to those who came forward to share their story
Kwesi Rollins
01:45:22
YES!
Qianna Tidmore
01:45:29
Thank you to the panelists for your transparency!
Laura Reid
01:45:34
Thank you all so much -
Adele Robinson
01:45:51
CCSSO will send out a link to a recording - thank you all
Anna Severens
01:46:32
Thank you! Great, thought provoking questions and discussions!
Christine Schull
01:46:47
Thank you!
Stacey Joyner
01:46:58
Thank you all!
Taniesha Woods Myles
01:47:14
Thank you to all
Carol Nolan
01:47:32
THANK YOU for this amazing ‘conversation’ - yes we still have more work to do!! Inspiring women!!
Bill Buchanan
01:47:32
Thanks, great presentations and discussion!