Why Has the Pandemic Disproportionately Impacted People of Color? An Informative Review of Systemic Racism, Its Impact, & Ways We May Create More Equity

Date: Thursday - June 04, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Location: eSeminar

Online via zoom, led by Monique Vogelsang, Pollyanna, Inc.

Audience: All Administrators & Faculty

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Why Has the Pandemic Disproportionately Impacted People of Color? An Informative Review of Systemic Racism, Its Impact, & Ways We May Create More Equity

Monique Vogelsang, Pollyanna, Inc.

Target Audience: All Administrators & Faculty

The current pandemic has amplified the systemic nature of racism, as people of color and low income communities have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Headlines reveal egregious mortality rates, yet the conversations rarely delve into why this is happening, or how structural racism has created vast inequalities that impact one’s livelihood. In order to foster an anti-racist growth mindset, it is vital that we better understand how systemic racism created segregated, unequal living standards and limited access to social, economic, legal, and residential opportunities for people along lines of race. 

Presenting to faculty, administrators, parents and guardians, Monique Vogelsang, lead creator of Pollyanna’s Racial Literacy Curriculum, will facilitate this workshop. To better understand why the pandemic is impacting people of color at disproportionate rates, we will trace the emergence of race and systemic racism in the United States, such as the limits placed on personhood, citizenship, immigration, housing, and other civil rights. We will also review key racial literacy ideas and frameworks, and highlight further resources and discussion topics, so the conversation can be extended to the virtual classroom and our homes. 

By the end of the workshop, we will better understand the essential information and strategies to engage adults and children in conversations about race and racism, and how we can approach such conversations with a growth mindset –– striving to maintain and embrace a sense of unity and dignity while doing so. 


Monique Vogelsang is a dedicated educator and curriculum writer. Born in California, to a large, multiracial family, Monique graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies. Upon graduating, she joined Teach for America and moved to New York City. During these first years in New York, Monique taught in Harlem public schools, and earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching. She transitioned to The Dalton School, an independent K-12 institution in NYC, where she served as a classroom teacher and worked on the annual Diversity Conference. A certified racial literacy trainer, Monique is now a consultant, and a curriculum specialist for Pollyanna Inc., a nonprofit working to promote and improve DEI efforts in schools and other institutions across the nation. In this role, she spearheaded Pollyanna’s Racial Literacy Curriculum for Grades K-8 and the Parent/Guardian Companion Guide. Currently, Monique leads professional development workshops and consultations for academic audiences, from administrators, educators, and students, as well as other institutions interested in expanding their racial literacy.



NYSAIS member schools - $25.00

Non-members - $50.00

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