Upcoming Events

April 27, May 5, May 11, 2021, Somerville, MA Partnership for Young Children (SPYC) presents Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Nadia Jaboneta
Film screening with two follow up workshops on anti-bias education. The film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years, features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. Register here. 

Debbie LeeKeenanMay 12, 2021, 1:15-4:15pm EDT, Newtowne Preschool, Cambridge, MA, Anti-bias Workshop for Staff.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
All staff workshop and film screening of Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years.

Debbie LeeKeenanMay 14, 2021, St John’s Episcopal Preschool, Washington DC. Integrating Anti-bias Education into our Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
All staff workshop and film screening of Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years.

May 20, 2021, 7:00-9:00pm EDT, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA.  Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.

May 21, 2021, Child Development Laboratory Schools, Michigan State University, Lansing , MI. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.

May 25, 2021, 8:00-10:00pm EDT, embracerace.org. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, Joyce Jackson, Nadia Jaboneta
Webinar, film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. Register here.

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs book coverMay 27, 2021, University of Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network, Laramie, WY. State-wide Book Study Culminating Event on Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Meet the author!

June 3, 2021, 6:00-8:00pm PDT, Pacific Primary School, San Francisco, CA. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan, Belann Giarretto, Madonna Stancil, Nadia Jaboneta, and Brian Silveira
San Francisco Early Childhood Educators, please join us for a screening of the film.
Register here.
The film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. 
The screening will be followed by a conversation facilitated by creator Debbie LeeKeenan with Pacific Primary Executive Director Belann Giarretto, Director Madonna Stancil and two teachers featured in the film, Nadia Jaboneta and Brian Silveira.
The panel will present additional information about Pacific Primary’s anti-bias work and commitment to social justice. 

July 22-24, 2021, Film Screening at Frog street SPLASH Early Childhood Conference, Grapevine, Texas
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Film screening and facilitated discussion of Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. Register for conference here.

September 9, 2021, Fullerton Lab School, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Nadia Jaboneta
Film screening and facilitated discussion. This film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education. 

January 22-30, 2022, Early Years Exchange Virtual Conference 2022, sponsored by Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Debbie is the keynote speaker and will screen the film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years. In addition she will present two follow up workshops:
1)Talking about Race, Racism and Social Justice with Young Children;
2) Responding to Children’s Comments and Questions about Differences.
The film features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice. The film shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis. By taking viewers into diverse early childhood classrooms, the film seeks to demonstrate the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education.