Upcoming Events

August, 2021 – January, 2022, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Four part Webinar series, Integrating ABE into our thinking and practice
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

October 23, 2021, Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters:  Debbie LeeKeenan,  John Nimmo, Nadia Jaboneta, and Veronica Reynoso
Using the film Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action : The Early Years as a provocation for discussion, this moderated panel will provide an in-depth look into two classroom vignettes with the co-producers and two featured teachers from the film. The film, organized by the four interconnected anti-bias goals of identity, diversity , justice and action, will examine how to cultivate a joyful, strengths-based, and identity-affirming image of children and teachers – curious, complex, active, reflective, and loving. 

November 4, 2021, 6-7:30pm, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Great Expectations project. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Brian Silveira
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. 

November 5, 2021, CMAS Supporting the Settlement of Young Immigrant and Refugee children, Toronto, Canada. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, 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. 

November 7-9, 2021, NAEYC Annual Virtual Conference, Anti-Bias “Activism” with Young Children: Performance or Agency? Uncovering Meaningful Possibilities in Your Community.
Presenters: John Nimmo, Debbie LeeKeenan, Nadia Jaboneta, Brian Silveira

November 16, 2021, Vashon Island Early Childhood Education Community, Vashon, WA. 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. 

November 18, 2021, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 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. 

Debbie LeeKeenanJanuary 18-22, 2022, Early Childhood Programs and Services, Plainfield  Public School District, NJ. Integrating ABE Into Your Thinking and Practice.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
A mini institute for early childhood educators in the Plainfield Public School District.

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.

Debbie LeeKeenanJanuary 31, 2022,  Jewish Early Childhood Conference – Paradigm Project. Live Webinar: The Role of the Leaders in Anti-bias Change
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
Integrating an equity approach to diversity into early childhood education programs calls for both visionary and strategic leadership. This presentation will discuss strategies for creating the culture for creativity, risk-taking and co-learning, managing conflict and engaging teachers and families.

February 8 and 10, 2022, 6:30-7:45pm PST, OneSky Community Resources, Penticton, BC. Reflecting on Anti-bias Education: The Early Years
Presenters: Debbie LeeKeenan and Nadia Jaboneta
Two part webinar discussion on Anti-bias Education.
Feb. 8, 2022 : Join us for a special viewing of the film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years with co-producer, Debbie LeeKeenan. 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. 
Feb. 10, 2022:  The second webinar is a panel discussion with featured teachers from the film, including Nadia Jaboneta,  to go more in-depth on the ideas and issues presented in the film, and applications to your own setting.

April 2, 2022, Family Tree Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center, Baltimore, MD. 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. 

Debbie LeeKeenan

April 25 and 28, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm EST, Early Education and Care, Somerville Public Schools, Somerville, MA, Antibias Education Professional Development Workshops
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan