FAIR News: Protecting Against Segregated Education
FAIR Sends Letter to Brown University in Response to Segregated Teacher Training
On June 15th, FAIR sent a letter to Brown University President Christina Hull Paxson regarding a FAIRtransparency incident report detailing the university’s plans to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training programs that are “ONLY open to certain demographics (black, latino, indigenous). The teachers will also only be members of what they call the BIPOC community (with support from senior teachers who may be white).” The program also intends to provide financial support to prospective trainees on the basis of their “race.”
The letter states that while FAIR “supports efforts to achieve greater fairness and assist those in need of financial assistance in higher education…establishing a teacher training program based on skin color or ancestry violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.”
FAIR in Medicine Sends Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Over Race-Essentialist Policies
On June 10th, FAIR in Medicine Director Carrie Mendoza sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in response to the CMS’s “collection and stratification of data on ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’—both of which are social constructs that have no reliable biological basis in the clinical context—[which] could have several adverse consequences.”
Mendoza notes that while FAIR in Medicine agrees with the CMS’s statements that “[s]ignificant and persistent disparities in healthcare outcomes exist in the United States” and that “[b]elonging to an underserved community is often associated with worse health outcomes,” can lead to “biased measurements and disadvantages to resource-limited settings.”
FAIR Film Festival
The FAIR Film Festival continues! Join us tonight—Thursday, June 16th—for a free virtual Q&A event featuring All of Us director Pierre Pirard and special guests Vicky Eastland and Rorri Geller-Mohammed, hosted by FAIR Advisor Daryl Davis!
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FAIR Pro-Human and Perspectives Tour Stop: Wisconsin
This Pro-Human Tour Stop is an opportunity for Wisconsinites to join the pro-human movement, which recognizes the unique identity and shared humanity of every individual, and rejects any attempt at flattening people into stereotypes and reducing individuals into interchangeable members of identity groups.
All are invited to attend this event, which will feature a discussion with national and local FAIR leaders—including FAIR Advisor, musician, and race relations expert Daryl Davis, and education reform champion Nathan Hoffman.
Live Glenn Show Taping with FAIR Advisors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter at NYC’s The Comedy Cellar
On Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. ET, join FAIR Advisors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter for a live taping of Glenn’s podcast The Glenn Show at New York City’s The Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground.
Tickets are $25 and are bound to sell out quickly, so get yours today!
Live Conversation and Book Signing with FAIR Advisor Ian Rowe in Stamford, Connecticut
Join FAIR on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. ET for an evening with education reformer and FAIR Advisor Ian Rowe, in conversation with FAIR Advisor and Director of Messaging Angel Eduardo, about Rowe’s new book, Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for ALL Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power. This free event will be followed by a book signing.
The first twenty registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Additional books will be available for purchase.
FAIR Pro-Human Classroom Teacher Training on July 21st
K-12 Educators, please join us on Thursday, July 21st from 4-6 p.m. ET for a free, online workshop focused on how to create a culture of fairness, understanding, and humanity in the classroom. You'll learn to assess and improve classroom climate with the pro-human teaching rubric, support student viewpoint diversity, and help students build connections and understanding across cultures. The workshop will include methods practice and scenario planning with FAIR’s classroom support tools.
Only a few spots remaining! Register now to secure yours!
FAIR Perspectives Episode 19: There Are No Victims, Featuring Ian Rowe
This week on FAIR Perspectives, we speak with FAIR Advisor Ian Rowe. Ian is an author and educator, as well as co-founder and CEO of Vertex Partnership Academies, a new network of character-based International Baccalaureate high schools opening in the Bronx in August of 2022. Mr. Rowe is also the author of the recent book Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for ALL Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power, which seeks to inspire young people to overcome the victimhood narrative and discover the pathway to power.
We discuss his origin story, The Success Sequence, being racialized in America, the phenomenon of acting white, and the difference between equity and equal opportunity. We also learn about his new charter school network, discuss how to help disadvantaged kids, and touch on the relationship between meta narratives and individual agency.
Tune in on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts!
Submit Questions for FAIR Perspectives Q&A Episodes!
Members of FAIR Community can now submit questions for an upcoming Q&A episode of FAIR Perspectives.
We want to give you, our fans and listeners, the opportunity to ask Melissa and Angel questions about FAIR, the pro-human movement, the podcast, and more.
Log into or create an account to submit your questions, and keep checking back for even more exclusive content coming soon!
FAIR News Podcast
FAIR Diversity Trainings
FAIR Diversity Conversation Series
For all FAIR Members and volunteers. These events are typically held on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET.
Registration is now open for the following events:
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Meet FAIR Diversity: What Is Pro-Human? Meetings
For all FAIR Members and volunteers. These events are typically held on the last Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET.
Registration is now open for the following events:
FAIR Chapter Events
Chapter Leader Meetings
Indiana Summer Town Hall
7:00 p.m. ET
Toronto Open House
7:30 p.m. ET
Los Angeles “Gender Ideology in K-12 Schools”
6:00 p.m. ET
FAIR Educator Alliance ‘Happy Hour’
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! The FAIR Educators Alliance brings together educators from all levels to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources that can support teachers, community members, and FAIR chapters.
We have an informal “happy hour” every Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. ET, and hold more formal monthly meetings that will address issues based on your interests and needs.
We welcome all teachers and hope you will get connected.