Region III Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center's 2020 Equity Leaders Institute

Accessibility questions for all events, please contact the center at (317) 278-3493 or email at


Equity Leaders Institute
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Sep 29 2020 - 9:30am to Sep 30 2020 - 4:15pm




Audience: Education Leaders


Creating Caring School Communities: Decolonizing Harmful Practices, Disrupting Push Out, & Advancing Liberation in Our Schools


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (9:30—4:15 pm EST; 8:30—3:15 pm CT; 7:30—2:15 pm MT)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (9:30—4:15 pm EST; 8:30—3:15 pm CT; 7:30—2:15 pm MT)




Equity Leaders Institutes are transformative two-day learning experiences intended to increase participants’ capacities to advance and sustain equitable practices in teaching and learning. To allow for in-depth reflection and discourse among participants, and more individualized support for planning attendance for the institute will be capped at 60 people.


The topic of this year's Institute is about re-establishing schools as caring communities by dismantling institutionalized practices that interrupt successful schooling experiences for historically marginalized populations and supporting the development of a framework to promote success for all students.


Following this two-day intensive learning experience, you will be able to: 

  • Explain how policies, practices, and structures disenfranchise students and educators from the school community;  
  • Understand how anti-racism practices support creating caring school communities;  
  • State the critical features of a caring liberating school community;  
  • Engage leadership practices that promote caring school communities among and between adults and students; and,  
  • Advance planning towards efforts for increasing leaders’ capacity to create caring school communities through equity-focused school-based practices. 


  • Communication access real-time translation (CART)
  • Alt-text image descriptions in presentation
  • Additional accommodations upon request

Accessibility questions for all events, please contact the center at (317) 278-3493 or email at


The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center)—a project of The Great Lakes Equity Center, approaches resource and service delivery that is grounded in a multi-tiered framework of technical assistance. Our goal is to engage in well-defined, content-rich technical assistance such that knowledge and expertise are shared in a way that results in transformative systemic change, as well as personal reflection and growth. The Region III Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center Equity Leaders Institute is a project within our Tier Two: Learning Networks tier. To that end, we aim to make this unique learning experience available to others across Region III by providing a recording and transcriptions of this event on our website, as well as posting pictures on our social media platforms.