Detra Price-Dennis and Siovahn Williams explore the importance of advancing digital literacy and racial equity in education.
Importance of Digital Literacy and Racial Equity
🔵 Advancing digital literacy and racial equity is a crucial step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
🔵 Racial and digital literacy are crucial in understanding the current moment, as people’s ideologies around race and biases shape their interactions in online spaces.
🔵 Developing racial equity is crucial in understanding how institutional systems and language perpetuate racial biases and inequalities.
🔵 Developing racial equity can help individuals interrupt racial discrimination and address instances of racial inequity and injustice.
🔵 Understanding the origins of racism and bias within ourselves is crucial in advancing racial equity.
🔵 Students have a natural ability to make connections around race, equity, and justice, often arriving at insightful conclusions much quicker than expected.
🔵 The practice of teaching digital literacy with a purpose tied to issues of equity can create a sense of urgency and encourage students to make their work meaningful and impactful beyond themselves.
🔵 The speaker emphasizes the importance of having a supportive team in their work, highlighting the significance of collaboration and allyship in creating positive change.
🔵 The speaker mentions the long-standing issues of medical malpractice and financial abuse faced by communities on the economic fringe, shedding light on the systemic injustices that contribute to racial inequities.
🔵 The consequences of staying silent on issues of digital literacy and racial equity are too grave to ignore, and it is a moral imperative to speak up and take action.
Challenging Traditional Notions and Promoting Inclusivity
🔵 The concept of what qualifies as a monument should be questioned and explored in order to promote a more inclusive and diverse understanding of history.
🔵 The students realized the importance of representation in monuments and questioned why certain individuals were memorialized while others were not.
🔵 The students challenge the traditional notion of monuments by highlighting the importance of representing and honoring the work of communities, rather than focusing on individual heroes.