Becoming a Change Agent for Equity

June 23, 2020 / by Sarah Ottow

At this time, when the racial injustice that has always been woven into the United States’ culture and economic system rears up and inspires all of us to help make change, I invite you to consider taking some of the following steps to use your privilege for action and social change, starting in your classroom, school or district. You don’t need to do all of these, but please do something. As Martin Luther King Jr said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

Educate yourself - Educate your students - Listen to people of color - Talk with others - Donate to the cause - Protest

In this video, Sarah shares key anti-bias, anti-racist resources for educators in connection to her ongoing journey as a change agent for equity.

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Topics: Social Justice

Sarah Ottow

Written by Sarah Ottow

Sarah Ottow, founder of Confianza, has partnered with countless school districts and companies nationally and internationally. Her focus is on reinforcing relationship skills and value-identification of the ever-growing ELL population, while improving student outcomes and profitability within organizations. With Sarah’s extensive and diverse background in identifying needs of faculty, students, and employees coupled with her education in curriculum and social justice, she creates programs and tools tailored to the exact needs of each organization and population of English learners. Connect with Sarah on Twitter: @SarahOttow and learn more about Confianza at

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