The Shorewood School District has been awarded a mini-grant from Hours Against Hate to support programming on racial equity.
Hours Against Hate is a Milwaukee-based initiative designed to help stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation and gender. Hours Against Hate supported schools pledge to engage students and school community members (staff, administrators, parents/guardians) across lines of difference race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, disability.
Hours Against Hate School Mini-Grants support student group, class, and all-school programming that engages students across lines of difference. These mini-grants for $1,000 support schools’ participation in the Hours Against Hate effort by planning programs during the 2018-19 school year that promote positive identity development, developing listening skills and empathy, dismantling bias, and promoting inclusive school climate.
The Shorewood School District has made student equity a priority. The District recently established a new Student Equity Taskforce at Shorewood High School to contribute student voices to policy, practices and the curriculum, provided RaceWorks professional development for staff at all four schools to develop teaching strategies and cultivate classroom environments that better support all students, and will hold a Shorewood Schools Equity Forum this spring to facilitate a community conversation on racial equity and maximize on community resources. The Hours Against Hate School Mini-Grant will support these programs.
For more information about Hours Against Hate, visit: www.hoursagainsthate.com.