An Interview with Clare Wildhack-Nolan, Our Director of Equity Learning

2023-05-26T10:52:15-04:00March 14th, 2023|

This month we had the opportunity to chat with our Director of Equity Learning about her vision for Equity work at PLC. Clare Wildhack-Nolan has been with Peace Learning Center over a decade. 1. What is your vision for our Equity pillar moving forward? What do you foresee in PLC's future in this area? My vision for the Equity pillar is to create strong and brave leaders for equity work in our city. I believe the Peace Learning Center can do that by facilitating dialogue, offering awareness building workshops, and supporting leaders in connecting with  resources and community  relationships to better move their own institutional change forward. Right now in our state, as in many states across the nation, educators and educational institutions, youth and families, are being targeted in anti-equity legislation, especially around race and LGBTQ+ oppression. It is important that we know our rights as well as feel a sense of communal power and bravery in order to continue the long history that we have in the United States of educators being key leaders in our work for multicultural democracy and human rights. I hope that we can play a part in supporting people being catalysts for peace, justice, and equity. 2. What is your why? What brought you to this work? As a young person, I was brought up with a lot of strong values and morals in my family around kindness, love, compassion, and community