for all educators, no matter their subject matter, to implement multi-cultural practice and learning in their classrooms. Her inclusive approach opens doors for inquiry and growth."
- Moujan Walkow (second grade associate)
that our students are never too young to discuss multicultural issues. Monique is a fabulous presenter who creates a space that welcomes everyone into the work, by showing that everyone has unique identities and that our stories matter. Her informative presentation resonated with all our faculty and staff. Her multicultural planner is a wonderful tool that helps teachers look at their current curriculum and purposefully include multicultural issues throughout units."
- Jackie Graham (third grade teacher)
even among progressive-minded grownups. In these peculiar political times, many biases of well-meaning, educated and intelligent white adults have been laid bare within our own communities. Now is the right time for AYC’s skill-building approach — for people of all ages.
Thank you for your thoughtful, tireless, extraordinary work!"
- Alan S (Attorney)
The children clearly loved participating and came away with new ways of looking at their fellow human beings. I was also delighted with what you brought to the faculty. I am especially grateful for your wider concept of diversity expressed by the wheel diagram you mentioned and included in your handouts, with the unique individuality at the center."
- Giannina (second grade teacher)
You clarify common mistakes and errors, for example, how the word “Caucasian” is used as a synonym for “white race”. I, for one have been confused for years by the fact that a Swedish American or South African Dutch person is called Caucasian, but my friend from the Caucasus is not, because he is not white."
- V.A. (parent, university professor)
and who they are. But AYC also teaches how to be supportive, respectful and accepting of others. AYC students learn how to be kindly efficient instead of stumbling into conflicts without clear and intelligent understanding of the problems. Kids are encouraged to try out different courses of action and discuss the impact of different intentions and expressions."
- Victoria O. (Journalist, filmmaker, artist, human rights activist)