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So What Is ABAR, Anyway?

Friday, March 05 | 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM

Session 2: Workshops
  • Social Justice/DEI
  • Workshop
  • General Interest

This session will discuss the critical nature of anti-bias, antiracist (“ABAR”) work as we all strive to deepen our commitments to liberation and living out the fundamental tenets of Montessori education. We will explore the goals of ABAR education for both children and adults, consider basic ABAR terminology, and discover the deeply rooted connections between ABAR education and Montessori philosophy.

Presented by:
Maati Wafford

Maati Wafford, MSW, is AMS director of anti-bias, antiracist education. Prior to her work at AMS, Maati was the race and equity consultant to the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) and Upper Elementary program chair and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the AMS-accredited Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Administrator).