Antiracist Workshop Series: SDUHSD Teachers
About this Event
Shanta Loecker from 7525 Impact, will provide a virtual 3-part workshop series for SDUHSD teachers to build a foundation for antiracist communication and inclusion in the classroom. Your registration covers all 3 dates of the progressive learning series, building upon the knowledge and diving deeper each session.
3:00pm-4:30pm on these dates:
Thursday, January 28
Wednesday, February 10
Wednesday, February 24
- A foundation for antiracist communication & inclusive leadership
- Tools for self-awareness, cultural humility, & facilitating brave spaces
- Resources for continued learning, impact & reflection
Video Conferencing/ Zoom
This meeting will take place on Zoom and is only for registered participants. Please keep Zoom information private.
This workshop is brought to you by Encinitas4Equality and sponsored by individual community donors, who believe in teachers and believe students of color deserve to have teachers who are equipped to see racism, call it out, and support students of color on campus.
Shanta Loecker (she/her/hers) is a veteran of the intercollegiate athletics world. She has 15 years of experience spanning DI, DII, DIII, and international programs, including 14 seasons as a head college lacrosse coach. Her list of achievements include coaching in 13 straight conference tournaments, 2 NCAA tournaments, numerous top-10 national rankings, 14 All-American selections, 2 conference championships, competitive national & international recruitment, and in-depth program & player development.
In 2020, Shanta created 7525 Impact to empower college and elite level coaches to build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs. The shift from coaching to social impact was more a compulsion than a business venture — a manifestation of intellectual, social, and emotional purpose that has continued to evolve over the last thirty years. She firmly believes that integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) principles into one’s leadership philosophy brings insight, strategic value, and sustainability. She is thrilled to contribute to the movement towards a truly humanistic approach to elite competitive sports and larger organizational change.
Shanta grew up in Evanston, IL, and has lived in a diverse mix of social, political, and economic climates, including — Los Angeles, CA, Ann Arbor, MI, Grand Junction, CO, and Chicago, IL. Born in India, she is a transracial, transnational adoptee, and dedicated advocate for adoptee rights. A graduate of the UCLA Department of Communication Studies, Shanta played four years of collegiate lacrosse and produced UCLA: Next, a Student Emmy-winning university television program during her time on campus. In addition to her coaching career, she has professional experience in leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion, public speaking, musical performance, writing, social media management, fundraising, and community outreach & service.