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Race.Dialogue.Action Workshop Series: Darnisa Amante-Jackson

December 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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“Understanding How to Create Cultures of Belonging”

Darnisa Amante-Jackson, EdLD, President and Co-founder, Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP)

Event description

How can we as individuals and as the Harvard Chan School better address issues of interpersonal and systemic racism? Join us for this capacity-building workshop focused on developing skills for race-based dialogue and learning best practices for fostering anti-racist environments.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Harvard Chan Research Scientist Association, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

About the presenter

Described by the New York Times as an “important Black voice” in the [antiracism education] sector,” Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson has established her platform based on years of studying the disproportionate representation of underrepresented groups in positions of power and the need for capacity-building in the very organizations responsible for education, commerce, and distribution of wealth in the United States. She has appeared in numerous publications, including Fast Company, in which she cautioned against complacency and wrote that the work of DBEI (diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion) involves more than just checking boxes.

Since earning her master’s degree in sociocultural anthropology from Brandeis University and her doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Amante-Jackson has spent the last three years serving as the Tri-Chair to the RIDES Project at HGSE, supporting systemic and school-based cultural change and coaching for districts at the national level. The influence of her equity and racial inclusion work has been felt up and down the East Coast as she has devised strategic interventions for a variety of organizations, including the Boston Public Schools, the New York City Department of Education, and Harvard University Programs in Professional Education.

Race-Based Affinity Group Reflective Sessions for Employees

To further learning and self-examination following the event, all Harvard Chan School employees are invited to participate in one of two race-based affinity group reflective sessions (via Zoom):

  • Tuesday, December 7, 4:00-5:30 pm EST – for those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color). Register here.
  • Wednesday, December 8, 4:00-5:30 pm EST – for those who identify as White. Register here.



December 2, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm




Office of Diversity and Inclusion