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Teaching the History of Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester: A Case Study in Antiracist Curriculum

Teaching the History of Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester: A Case Study in Antiracist Curriculum
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Online Self-Study
Downloadable e-book of course slides, a downloadable certificate of completion, and course video(s).


Learn the process of developing anti-racism curricula for your school district and how to overcome resistance to its implementation.  Emphasis on finding these sources in your local community and utilizing culturally responsive SEL practices will be covered.  Examples from curricula used in Rochester, NY will be shared. 

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the steps to establishing anti-racism curricula for a school district
  2. Explain redlining and racist policies that shaped the history of major cities throughout NY and across the country through a case study of Rochester
  3. Find and share primary sources that highlight the agency of people of color in our communities


Kesha James, MS.Ed, LMFT

Kesha James, MS.Ed, LMFT is an educational leader, consultant, licensed marriage and family therapist and co lead of the Antiracist Curriculum Project hosted by the PathStone Corporation who values authenticity, growth and justice. She provides individuals and organizations with opportunities to amplify their communication, connection and confidence so they can make an influential impact on the world. 

Fueled by a core belief that every person deserves dignity and to be regarded as fully human, Kesha partners with schools, agencies and organizations to address the issues of systemic racism and provides support in attaining more equitable communities.  

Shane Wiegand

Shane Wiegand is a fourth-grade teacher at the Rush-Henrietta Central School District, Co-Lead of the Antiracist Curriculum Project hosted by the PathStone Corporation, a board member at City Roots Community Land Trust and Connected Communities, and an adjunct faculty member of the URMC School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his work with PathStone, he was named as one of Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40 in 2021. He and his wife live in the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester.

CE Hours

0 CE hours – This course does not offer CEs, just great content.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your Certificate

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

 To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.

This course was recorded 4/19/22

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