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Described by the New York Times as an “important Black voice in the sector” and appearing in numerous publications — including Fast Company in which she cautioned against complacency and wrote that DBEI work involves more than just checking boxes — Dr. Amante-Jackson has established her platform based on years studying the disproportionate representation of underrepresented groups in positions of power and the need for capacity building in the very organizations responsible for education, commerce, and distribution of wealth in the United States.
Since earning her master’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.) – from Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has spent the last three years serving as the Tri-Chair to the RIDES Project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, supporting systemic and school-based cultural change and coaching for districts at a national level. The influence of her equity and racial inclusion work has been felt up and down the east coast as she has devised strategic interventions for Boston public schools, the New York City Department of Education, and Harvard University Programs in Professional Education, to name a few.
‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?
Published July 15, 2020 | The New York Times Magazine
3 strategies that ensure your diversity initiatives go beyond box-checking
Published July 01, 2020 | Fast Company
Darnisa Amante-Jackson on equity work: "If our leaders can't mirror or model imperfection, there is no work."
Published on June 29, 2020 | Hello Monday Jessi Hempel (Linkedin )
In the Public Square – Tearing Down Institutional Racism with Darnisa Amante
Air Dates March 18-24, 2019 | Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Cambridge Digs Deep
December 27, 2018 | CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Cambridge Digs DEEP is an initiative launched by Mayor Marc McGovern and Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui to engage the community in conversations about equity, privilege, diversity, inclusion, and race in a series of forums and workshops starting November 2018 and continuing through 2019. Mayor McGovern and Councillor Siddiqui’s Offices have partnered with Dr. Darnisa Amante, CEO of the Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) to co-design and facilitate these conversations. DEEP is an organization focused on changing mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.
ACLU Hosts Youth Forum on Race and Racism in New Hampshire
October 27, 2018 | New Hampshire Public Radio
Integrated but unequal: a world laid bare by high-schoolers, documented on film
Published September 21st, 2018 | The Christian Science Monitor
Dr. Amante’s Keynote at Ventura
May 18, 2018 | Ventura Unified School District
Dr. Darnisa Amante, CEO of DEEP (Disruptive Education Equity Project) on Implicit Bias.
Dr. Boyce Watkins Interview
December 28, 2017 | Your Black World YouTube
The Dr. Boyce Watkins Channel is an all-black news and commentary channel that features a number of African American thinkers, commentators and speakers. The views of each video are not necessarily representative of those of Dr. Boyce Watkins himself.
Published June 6, 2017 | Harvard Graduate School of Education
Niles West Includes Students in Instructional Rounds
Published May 8, 2017 | The Niles West News
A People Revitalized From Within
Published February 3, 2017 | Education Week
A DEEP DIVE WITH DR. DARNISA AMANTE
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