Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dismantling Systemic Racism - Session 5 of 5

March 18, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Speaker: Cyndi Weekes-Bradley, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of The Equity Project

January 21, February 18, and March 18, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 4 and March 4, 2022
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar Description
We often see racism as a direct action of human behavior.  In this workshop you will begin to see racism through the lens of humanity and the structural system.  Participants will be able to develop a deeper understanding of systemic racism and ways to deconstruct it.

Attendees must register for and participate in all 5 webinar sessions. A code will be given out during each session for accountability purposes. Please hold onto all 5 codes- you will enter them into one PDP and/or CEU form, which are available on the Request Forms page on MPY's website. Forms must be completed within 8 days of this session

About the Speaker
Cyndi Weekes Bradley, M.Ed., the founder and CEO of The Equity Process, was born in Barbados. She immigrated with her family to America in 1980. She was raised in Dorchester, Ma, and attended Boston Public Schools including one of its examination schools. She has over 20-years of school-based experience within teaching and leadership. While leading 10-years of private consulting in strategic planning, social justice, and racial equity awareness. She is a CAST UDL Train-The-Trainer and PBIS Coach certified. She holds a Bachelor of Art with a major in sociology and a minor in child psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She also holds a Master of Art in Teaching from Simmons University (Formerly Simmons College - Class of 2006). In addition, she has attained a professional certification in Urban Leadership from Harvard University's National Institute for Urban School Leaders. Cyndi holds an ECE Teacher Certification from MA Department of Early Education and Care. She also holds several MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certifications. She has three certifications in school-based leadership - PreK-5, 5-6, and 9-12 as a Principal/Assistant Principal. In addition, attained a MA DESE certification of SPED Administrator at All Levels; as well as one for a School Superintendent. Her talents and gifts support the growth of staff, students, and families through the process of seeking deeper knowledge, distributive leadership, equity, racial equity, instructional leadership, special education, and creating authentic shared spaces for district and school staff to unpack and leverage their work.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email Lauren@mpyinc.org.