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Walking the Talk

As educators, parents, students, and community members, how do we engage difference and work toward inclusion — while respecting other people’s perspectives, identities, and opinions? (And how do we do this in our real contexts, not just in an idealized world?)

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk, a new video series from Usable Knowledge, will explore those questions. Each episode features a conversation between Domonic Rollins, the chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a guest who thinks creatively about one particular aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools and society — with a focus on exploring scenarios around identity and experience. Walking the Talk episodes,  recorded live and shared on Facebook, are intended to be authentic, two-way dialogues, in which we share with audiences the real issues that come up, for all of us, when we’re navigating these topics at school, work, and home. Watch our past episodes below, and contact us with suggestions.


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04/30/2018 5:33 PM EDT
Photo of Domonic Rollins and Julie Jackson

A Walking the Talk conversation on fostering healthy classroom cultures, featuring insight from Uncommon Schools

04/24/2018 5:00 PM EDT
Photo of Domonic Rollins and Mike McAfee

This episode of Walking the Talk takes an honest look at equity work — at the difficulties and the possibilities of creating systems that uplift the most vulnerable

03/08/2018 11:20 AM EST
Photo of Domonic Rollins, Alma Valverde, and Ielaf Altoma

In this episode of "Walking the Talk," real-world strategies for supporting and championing undocumented students as they transition into adulthood

02/15/2018 4:34 PM EST
Photo of Domonic Rollins and Deray Mckesson

In this "Walking the Talk" conversation, racial activist DeRay Mckesson discusses how to help young people find their voice as activists

02/08/2018 5:00 PM EST
Photo of Jonathan Crossley and Domonic Rollins

In a new "Walking the Talk" episode, a conversation with an Arkansas school leader on bridging racial and socioeconomic divides

01/25/2018 5:00 PM EST
Photo of CJ Anderson and Domonic Rollins

Recorded live, our "Walking the Talk" conversation with NFL player C.J. Anderson, whose nonprofit gives kids from his hometown the tools for career success

11/02/2017 6:00 PM EDT
Photo of John Wilson and Domonic Rollins

A "Walking the Talk" conversation with the former president of Morehouse College on the role of HBCUs and how schools can better support and prepare black boys

09/21/2017 5:00 PM EDT
Photo of Madeline Lessing and Domonic Rollins

The first in a live video series called "Walking the Talk" — honest conversations about diversity, identity, and listening across our differences