ABOUT (UN) HIDDEN VOICES
(Un)Hidden Voices is an educational consultancy based in San Francisco, California. We contribute to the movement for Black lives by guiding educators, parents, and caregivers in conducting anti-racism work.
Founded by Dr. Aaminah Norris, (Un)Hidden Voices comes unapologetically from a Black woman’s perspective and is built upon both her lived and academic experience - as an education professor, mother of four, and Bay Area native.
We amplify black voices, focus on Black students, and dismantle racism and patriarchy. Join us by bringing our curriculum to your teacher training, hiring Dr. Norris to coach your leadership, and subscribing to our podcast, blog, and other channels.
NO TIMECLOCK ON GRIEF: Reimagining Healing and Learning Spaces
TWO 90-MINUTE WEBINARS: An interactive discussion of ways that the double pandemics of COVID 19 and antiblackness inform grief, complex grief, and teaching and learning. We will discuss the complexities of racism and how the loss caused by pandemics particularly impacts and harms Black children, students, and families. We will develop ways to heal from the dehumanization of racism and antiblack hate.
Participants will reflect on their own experiences with teaching and learning during the double pandemics and learn ways to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogies that create healing and learning spaces. We will develop humanizing strategies for working through our grief that address and disrupt racism and antiblackness.
COVID 19 AND ANTIBLACKNESS HAVE RAGES US OUT
FOUR ONE-HOUR SESSIONS: Participants will examine the impact of racial violence and COVID-19 on complex trauma for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC). We will 1) reclaim rage as a healing practice for BIPOC 2) define allies, accomplices, and co-conspirators and share specific suggestions to address the trauma of racism and discrimination, and 3) learn to address and disrupt racism and antiblackness in our school practices, programs, and policies.
BECOMING ANTIRACIST: Journey Towards a North Star
FOUR DAY INTENSIVE: Discuss the complexities of racism, and how it harms us as individuals and a collective community. We will invite participants to do the work of becoming antiracist and envision a North Star as we reflect on our own experiences. We will 1) share a vision for culturally responsive practices that heal from the trauma of racism and discrimination, 2) develop humanizing strategies for working through complex trauma and grief, and 3) learn to address and disrupt racism and antiblackness in our school practices, programs, and policies.