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Public Schools In Traverse Bay Area Purchase Social Justice Program

Vendor is company created last May

A company incorporated last May to provide social justice-related content to schools and other institutions has been hired by the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. The company will execute workshops that focus on prejudices, implicit bias and microaggressions of white people, according to an email sent by ISD Superintendent Nicholas Ceglarek to people within the district.

The superintendent’s email said the district had chosen a company called the Justice Leaders Collaborative to deliver its program.

Ceglarek’s email said the workshops would cover the following topics:

  • Race, racism, and the history of racism and resistance in the United States
  • Class, classism
  • Disability and ableism
  • Sexism and misogyny
  • LGBTQIA+ Best Practices, homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism
  • Islamophobia, immigration, and the history of immigration of the United States
  • Education Justice Assessment Transformative Tool (EJATT)

Justice Leaders Collaborative advertises a four-week “intensive antiracist workshop” called “White People Working for Racial Justice”.

Ceglarek did not respond to an email seeking comment. The vendor, located in Dexter, Michigan, also did not respond to an email seeking comment.

The Traverse Bay Area ISD is comprised of 16 school districts, including the Traverse City Area Public Schools.


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