Watch Educators and Students Discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Almost one year ago, following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and too many others who have been victims of police brutality, racial violence, and oppression, Committee for Children vowed to increase our efforts to recognize, condemn, disrupt, and speak out against systemic racism. We also renewed our pledge to build a more just and peaceful world where every child, especially those who are most marginalized, can thrive. In service of our vision, we’re on a journey of continuous learning and growth. We seek to connect with students, educators, community advocates, and other field leaders to better understand the needs of diverse communities, as well as amplify and accurately reflect the voices and experiences of those we currently serve and those we hope to serve.

Today, I want to invite you to join us on this learning journey as we convene experts, educators, and students to discuss the needs of schools and communities and the many nuances of anti-racism advocacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Committee for Children’s Vice President of Education, Research, and Impact Dr. Tia Kim recently spoke with an exceptional group of educators and students to explore what educators should be mindful of when starting this important work. Dr. Kim and the group also discussed how to best use social-emotional learning (SEL) to support their DEI journey.

Watch the video below to hear what they had to say.

As our partners in supporting the safety and well-being of young people, your collaboration is critical to ensuring we continue to meet the needs of each student. Please visit, where you’ll find more information about our journey as well as SEL resources and ideas for how you can help be the change you hope to see.