Keisha Edwards

Keisha Edwards

TOPICS/WORKSHOPS
  • Advocacy
  • African Americans/Blacks
  • Achievement gap
  • Biracial, multiracial identity
  • Bullying
  • Civil rights/human rights
  • Cultural competence
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Healing from oppression
  • Internalized oppression
  • Media, film, and video
  • Multicultural education
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Peace
  • Racism
  • Racial identity development
  • Safe schools
  • Social justice
  • Stereotyping
  • Unconscious bias/unintended racism
  • Youth/student activism
  • White privilege
  • Women and Feminism
  • QUOTE
    "I believe in the power of everyday people to solve our most complex social problems. Talk is not cheap when done right. Human beings need time and space for 'real' talk and deep listening. I believe that a new discourse, personal reflection, and dialogue across difference will soon be the most powerful and preferred strategies to achieve social and educational equity. "
    ABOUT KEISHA
    Keisha Edwards is a trainer for the Oregon Parent Information & Resource Center (OR-PIRC) at Education Northwest. Her primary work is to design and deliver meaningful learning for educators and families on educational equity, cultural competence, and engaging diverse families as allies in the school change process. In this role over the past 5 years, Edwards has facilitated hundreds of workshops, trainings, and coaching sessions with diverse audiences. As a result, she strongly believes that a new discourse, personal reflection, and deep dialogue across difference will soon be the most powerful and preferred strategies to transform school culture.
         Edwards is the author or co-author of several publications, including: Everyone's Guide to Successful Project Planning: Tool for Youth (NWREL, 2000); Beyond the Oregon Trail: Oregon's Untold Racial History (Oregon Uniting, 2003); and Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching: Classroom to Community & Back (Corwin Publishing, 2010).
    LINKS
    CONTACT INFO
    Email: keisha.edwards@educationnorthwest.org
    Tel: 503.621.8434