Buffalo Prep’s READI program is a series of workshops, trainings, and presentations to promote educational and racial equity throughout our community. 

Community READI Series

Buffalo Prep is offering a series of READI workshops to the community that is designed to encourage a deeper examination of climate and policies that will provide opportunities for all voices to be involved in meaningful discussion and action planning. We invite you to attend any or all of the following virtual presentations depending on your interests. The modules offered are designed to build off of one another. If you participate in all six modules, you will receive a Prep Equity Academy certificate of completion.


The cost of each session is $25 – Each session will take place over Zoom

Monday, January 25, 6:00 p.m. – A,B,C’s of DEI

Monday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. – Historical Aspects of Systemic Racism, Part 1: Poverty Myths of WNY

Monday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. – Historical Aspects of Systemic Racism, Part 2: Segregation in WNY

Monday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. – Microaggressions

Monday, May 24, 6:00 p.m. – Privilege and Power

Monday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. – 21st Century Racism: How Racism Shows Up Today

Advanced READI

Monday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. – Engaging in Active Antiracism

Monday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. – Policy – What is it and how do we shape it?

Companies, schools, organizations, peer and networking groups also have the opportunity to work with Buffalo Prep staff to customize a training/series of trainings to further their understanding of these issues and topics. 

READI Module Examples:

  • Defining the Good Student and the Legitimacy of Knowledge/Language
  • Changing vs. Fixing Systems
  • Excellence in Diversity
  • Culture of White Supremacy
  • Having Critical Conversations
  • Understanding White Privilege
  • Microaggressions: Identifying and Understanding the Trauma 
  • Historical Aspects of Systemic Racism
  • Building Equitable Policies that Foster All Voices
  • Grading for Equity
  • Economic Implications of Racial and Educational Inequity 
  • Challenging Implicit Biases

Buffalo Prep asks for a minimum donation for our staff and faculty to assist you in customizing your workshops and facilitating the presentations.  Your support enables us to continue our mission and to serve our scholars!

Are you READI?  Contact Patti Stephen at pstephen@buffaloprep.org to start the conversation today!

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