"This open conversation is needed in the elementary and high school classes."
“I’m opening a school and I want Diversity Talks for my teachers.”-
“My teacher was great and he tried his hardest to make sure everyone was engaged during the lesson on slavery. But sadly it felt like I was the only one in the room who cared. He would ask my opinion about how the class was going and I told him how I felt out-numbered and all he could say was ‘sorry’”
"Your school will be remiss to not have Diversity Talks come in and talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion."
“I was not equipped at all to speak with my students about issues of race and equity. I wasn’t equipped to even process these issues for myself. It wasn’t until four years into my career that I received truly effective professional development around diversity and equity, and even then I feel I am but a beginner in this work.”
“But to have that conversation led by students was extremely powerful, because you were able to hear the voice of the student, you were able to glean from their experience when teachers and school leaders don’t come from that place,”
"The student facilitators from Diversity Talks are so poised and amazing. They make me teary eyed.
"Empowering student-leaders to transform communities' dialogues as 21st century change agents."