Strategies for talking about race with teens

Strategies for talking about race with teens

By Jen Cort

Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

Toni Graves Williamson is a nationally recognized diversity practitioner, consultant, now Director of Equity and Inclusion at Friends Select School Toni is a founding faculty member of the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, served on the faculty of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and co-founded Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference. She conducts diversity climate studies, trains educators in cultural competency and best practices, and partners with the Friends Council on Education where she is also on the board. Toni is a principal consultant of the Glasgow Group, co-director and facilitator for The Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and contributing author to The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys and Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls. Toni is on several boards and is an alumnus of Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Columbia University.

Ali Michael is the Co-Director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, she works with schools across the country to make research on race, Whiteness, and education more accessible to educators. Ali is the author of Raising Race Questions, winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award and co-editor of the bestselling Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys and Teaching Beautiful and Brilliant Black Girls. This year Ali co-authored the Young Adult adaptation of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility and Our Problem, Our Path: Collective Antiracism for White People. More information at

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