Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Equity

The dije committee seeks to serve all Michigan English teachers, teacher educators, and their students in ways that privilege diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.
MCTE’s Commitments and Action Steps to Move Toward Antiracism

Mission and Goals

 

The dije (pronounced dee’ hay) subcommittee of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English seeks to serve all Michigan English teachers and their students in ways that privilege diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity by recognizing a range of diversity in Michigan English teachers and their students; by recruiting, supporting, and retaining historically underrepresented Michigan English teachers; and by supporting the dije work that teachers do or want to do in their classrooms.

If you are a pre- or inservice English teacher and/or teacher educator who wants to do or who is doing dije work, we are here to support you.

If you are a historically underrepresented pre- or inservice English teacher and/or teacher educator, we are here to support you.

PD Grants & Scholarships

The dije committee seeks to support pre- and in-service teachers each year with grants for professional development and scholarships that Michigan English teachers design that privilege work in dije.

We also offer scholarships to increase participation at the MCTE Fall Conference on the part of teachers from historically underrepresented groups.

Sustaining Our Heartwork

Learn more about our 2021-2022 webinar series on sustaining our practices toward building classrooms that privilege diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.

 

Community & Conversation

Are you a preservice, inservice, or veteran English Language Arts teacher or teacher educator who holds a marginalized identity/ies? If you’d like to be connected with others for community, conversation, and wellness work, email Naitnaphit Limlamai, dije chair, at [email protected]

Teaching Toward Justice

MCTE’s diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity (dije) subcommittee has curated resources for Michigan PreK-16 English teachers and teacher educators to help them make choices for their classroom centered on justice as enacted through antiracism.

Connection

If you would like to join us, share your ideas and challenges, or have questions, please email Naitnaphit Limlamai, dije chair, at [email protected]

Listening Tour

If you are a teacher who comes from an underrepresented racial and ethnic identity in teaching, we’re curious to know how we can support you. Email Naitnaphit Limlamaidije chair, at [email protected] to schedule a session for her to listen and learn.

Awards

MCTE has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCTE Affiliate Multicultural Program Award, the 2020 NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Affiliate Award, and the 2021 NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Affiliate Award. These funds will further our work toward diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.

This is Soul Work

 Learn more about our 2020-2021 webinar series on antiracism and antiracist teaching.

Book Clubs

Our book clubs read fiction and nonfiction as we consider our roles in creating more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive classrooms.

We are currently preparing two book clubs, and we hope you’ll join us!

Sign up for a book club on How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, beginning January 2022.

Sign up for a book club on Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality, beginning January 2022.

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