206: 30 Ways to Center Equity And Justice Today

For this episode, which is Part 2 of 3 on my series on access and equity, I interview Marie Bigham of ACCEPT. Marie and I jam on 30 practical ways that you can increase your participation in equity and justice in the world of college admissions and beyond. Whether you’re a parent, student, counselor, or admissions rep, you’ll find something for you.

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SHOW NOTES

For this episode, which is Part 2 of 3 on my series on access and equity, I interview Marie Bigham of ACCEPT. Marie and I jam on 30 practical ways that you can increase your participation in equity and justice in the world of college admissions and beyond. Whether you’re a parent, student, counselor, or admissions rep, you’ll find something for you.

Marie Bigham is the founder of ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity and Peace Today, a social media-based action group for the admissions profession, which received the Excellence in Education Award from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling AND was honored by Facebook at the 2017 Facebook Community Summit

With over 20 years in the profession, Marie has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC); as Vice Chair of the Board for Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS); and on the Board of Directors of Texas Association of College Admissions Counseling (TACAC).

Marie is also the Director of College Counseling at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans.

On this episode we discuss:

  • Why you should maybe consider not using the word “ally”

  • How to stand up for others, even when -- or especially when -- it’s most uncomfortable

  • 10 specific ways counselors and colleges can help build a more inclusive environment on their campuses

  • Where anyone can find a treasure trove of resources on racial equity

Hope this inspires!

PLAY-BY-PLAY

[0:42] Who is Marie Bigham?
[2:36] What is the CERPP Conference?
[4:20] What does Maire mean by “seeing the data?”
[5:15] Setting the context - getting started
[5:32] Number 1 - “Ally”
[6:34] Number 2 - Diversity or Equity?
[7:23] Number 3 - Voting
[8:14] Number 4 - Bystanders
[9:14] Number 5 - The Hechinger Report
[9:58] Number 6 - Teen Vouge
[10:25] Number 7 - Race/Related
[10:52] Number 8 - Blavity
[11:30] Number 9 - Intellectualism
[12:58] Number 10 - Lobbying
[14:00] Number 11 - Racial Equity Institute Bibliography
[14:36] Number 12 - Panels and groups
[15:29] Number 13 - Standing up for others
[17:43] Number 14 - When tragedy strikes
[19:29] Number 15 - Unknown high schools
[20:41] Number 16 - Equal Access to Honors, AP, & IB
[21:41] Number 17 - All educational opportunities
[22:49] Number 18 - School meetings with caregivers
[24:16] Number 19 - Financial aid information
[25:48] Number 20 - Visiting high schools
[26:48] Number 21 - The culture of high schools
[28:07] Number 22 - Images in your workspace
[29:45] Number 23 - Fee waivers
[30:28] Number 24 - Test scores
[31:13] Number 25 - Ambassador/Tour programs
[32:19] Number 26 - Absentee voter laws
[33:08] Number 27 - College Culture
[34:18] Number 28 - Hiring an independent counselor
[35:28] Number 29 - Sharing Skills
[37:10] Number 30 - Accountability

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