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  • In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, several employees from Council member districts have started to share their stories of racism and discrimination. We decided to post their experiences on the Council of the Great City Schools’ “Urban Educators Speak Out About Racism” blog. Many district staff are working to eradicate racism in schools and the workplace. We invite you to share your story. Please respond to one of the following questions:


    1. How has racism impacted you, or

    2. How have you worked to unveil the forces that marginalize citizens of color?


    No story is too small or too trivial, and if you want to publish your story anonymously, your identity will be kept private. Our goals for the blog are to shed light on the abnormal treatment of men and women of color in society, provide a glimpse into the life-altering effects of racism, examine our current reality, and help urban school district leaders begin to think critically about interrupting implicit bias in their respective communities.

    Please email your stories to: ourstories@cgcs.org