“If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.”
Currently Dancing & Singing with the following:
- Read the NYTimes article Swelling Anti-Asian Violence: Who Is Being Attacked Where.
- Signed up to receive Dolly Chugh's 5-minute read. Subscribe to her newsletter here.
- Using more diverse representation in my powerpoints with these links complied by Imani at Imani Strategies.
- Read After the Insurrection | Fighting Antisemitism Is a Critical Piece of a Racial Justice Agenda and was motivated to write my own thoughts on coalition building.
- Listened to the four great podcasts called La Brega which are stories of the Puerto Rican experience. You can listen to it in English or Spanish.
I'm excited to have two published pieces in Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls!
Sandra (Chap) Chapman, Ed. D. is the Founder of Chap Equity, an organization rooted in the belief that, through teamwork, we can learn more about ourselves and others; discuss and discover the foundational research needed to address the needs in a community; create conversations that support individuals where they are and confront barrier issues; and create actionable steps towards building stronger educational communities.
In addition, Dr. Chap is the Deputy Director of Programs and Curriculum at the Perception Institute, where she identifies opportunities to translate the mind sciences and other essential concepts into interactive trainings that build the capacity for clients to transform their organizations. Chap facilitates workshops on racial identity development, racial microaggressions, implicit bias, identity / racial anxiety, and stereotype threat in education, healthcare, and with teams in various types of organizations. Embedded within each concept are tools for helping individuals override unconscious phenomena linked to identity and better connect behavior with values. You can learn more about Perception here
Between 2019 and 2021, Dr. Chap worked as the lead on Identity Development for the Great First Eight Infant and Toddler curriculum development project, led by Dr. Nell K. Duke at the University of Michigan. Great First Eight is a full day, project-based curriculum designed to integrate all disciplines, prioritizing science and social studies to an unprecedented degree for the infant through primary grades, and to support educators in enacting culturally relevant pedagogy. Dr. Chap is the co-author of Black Girl on the Playground (Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls, Corwin Press, 2021) and an article about the working relationship between the Head of School and the Direction of Diversity for the NAIS Magazine called, The Power of Conversation (Summer 2014).
"Chap's reputation as an experienced facilitator precedes her. When I heard that she was a key member of the 'My Grandmother's Hands' Virtual Book Club, I said "Yes!!". Even when she is not the lead facilitator, I know that I will be encouraged to be open and brave."
Joan Edwards, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency,
Kingswood Oxford School
Many thanks for taking the time (at a crucial point in your own school year) to speak to us at St. Bernard’s about diversity, inclusivity, micro-aggression, and other things that are important for us to think about. Your words were provocative and penetrating, and you made us all think—especially about other people and ways to make them feel welcome, not excluded. That’s the most important element in the character of a school community, and I appreciate your help and your wisdom."
~ From Stuart Johnson- Head of School, St Bernard’s School