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AASSA Connect Workshop: Beyond Performance: The Work of Equity and Justice in International Schools

Join Alysa Perreras for Personalized Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Training.

Meeting Dates:

  1. Session 1: February 9, 2021

  2. Session 2: February 16, 2021

  3. Session 3: February 23, 2021

  4. Session 4: March 2, 2021

  5. Session 5: March 9, 2021

Meeting Times: 4:30-6:00pm EST

Audience: Classroom Teachers *Limited to 30 participants

Free for AASSA Members! Register Now!


Series Overview

A 5-week diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) workshop series designed to examine where your institution is in the work of DEIJ. The workshop series focuses on interrogating and dismantling the performance of allyship that derails justice and placing systemic change and healing as the center of DEIJ. Specifically, participants will be provided with understanding, frameworks and tools to first examine their own individual understanding and roles in systemic oppressions. Then, the series creates spaces to examine how institutional practices uphold systemic oppression, how to confront those practices, and how to make shifts in their organization towards shaping a world that honors and values the liberation and humanity of all.

Alysa Perreras | Workshop Facilitator

Alysa Perreras is a multilingual educator and facilitator focused on constant learning  and consistent engagement in the work of abolitionist teaching and dismantling systems of injustice in hopes of radical liberation for all. As a woman of Color and a child of Colombian and Filipino immigrants to the United States, she learned, on a both a personal and institutional level, how systems of oppression operate. As a cisgender, US passport holding, native English speaker, amongst others identity markers, she also experienced ways in which privilege grants opportunity and access. This intersectional lens is brought into all the work she does as an educator and equity consultant. Dismantling the systems of oppression around her, even the ones that grant her unearned privilege, is both a deeply personal passion and professional pursuit. Over a decade in education, her work includes six years of classroom teaching, curriculum and course design, adult learning and coaching, strategic planning and consulting, all through an antibias, antiracist and justice centered lens. She has presented on the work of justice and equity education at various conferences both in the USA and in Latin America.   She has a master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo and is currently pursuing her PhD in Education for Social Justice through the University of San Diego. Alysa currently works as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice coach at The Columbus School in Medellin, Colombia.


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