The Equity Lab

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Where we expand our ability to make sense of cultural differences and commonalities.

Intercultural competency is a driving force in bridging cultural differences and fostering an environment where everyone can belong, contribute and thrive.

The Equity Lab is a hub for equity-focused learning opportunities and one of the many ways Blake carries out its mission, core values and commitment to pluralism

The lab is run by the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE) whose vision is to lead, facilitate and support individual and school-wide efforts that foster a more equitable, inclusive and engaged community.

The Equity Lab makes sharing topics related to equity and inclusion accessible to everyone by offering and supporting lunch-and-learn sessions, after-school workshops, one-on-one discussions, critical friend groups, professional collaborations, webinars, community partnerships and more. 

Call for Equity Lab Proposals

Alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff are invited to create a session for Blake's Equity Lab by completing a proposal, available at blake.mn/elproposal

Successful session proposals will facilitate conversations that reflect Blake's commitment to pluralism and the OECE vision "to foster a more equitable, inclusive and engaged community." 

Proposals should plan for an hour-long session and reflect the current theme: "What does it mean to be anti-racist?" Content should be based in research, model evidence-based practices, draw on personal mastery or reflective practice. Sessions should encourage attendees to continue exploring the subject area and inspire action.

Fall Equity Lab Experiences

Parent Series

October 23, 7pm
Blake Theater and Equity Lab Presents Blackout Improv
October 23 Registration Link

October 30, noon
Replay: When You Want To Talk About Race: Deepening your Understanding and Fluency
October 30 Registration Link 

November 2, 6pm
Families of Students of Color Affinity Group Meeting
November 2 Registration Link

November 10, 5:30pm
Historical Racism and Systemic Exclusion in the Twin Cities
November 10 Registration Link

December 8, 5:15pm
Allyship: Moving From Conversation To Action
December 8 Registration Link

Student Series

October 23, 7pm
Blake Theater and Equity Lab Presents Blackout Improv
October 23 Registration Link

October 23 - US TASC
Setting a Course for Anti-racist Work in Your Organization or Personal Life
October 23 Registration Link

November 10, 5:30pm
Historical Racism and Systemic Exclusion in the Twin Cities
November 10 Registration Link

November 13 - US TASC
Ally is a Verb. What Does it Mean?
November 13 Registration Link

Faculty/Staff Series

October 23, 7pm
Blake Theater and Equity Lab Presents Blackout Improv
October 23 Registration Link

October 28,  3:45pm
Uncovering Dominant Culture in Your School
October 28 Registration Link

November 10, 5:30pm
Historical Racism and Systemic Exclusion in the Twin Cities
November 10 Registration Link

Alumni Series

October 23, 7pm
Blake Theater and Equity Lab Presents Blackout Improv
October 23 Registration Link

October 30, noon
Replay: When You Want To Talk About Race: Deepening your Understanding and Fluency
October 30 Registration Link

November 10, 5:30 pm
Historical Racism and Systemic Exclusion in the Twin Cities
November 10 Registration Link

December 8, 5:15pm
Allyship: Moving From Conversation To Action
December 8 Registration Link