On a daily basis, educators are reminded of the critical role-plays in their communities, their schools, and indeed our global community. The question then becomes, how can one effectively broach the topic of race in an empowering, authentic, and effective way? What is each educator's role in doing their part to advance school systems toward a vision of social and racial justice? How can schools leverage these conversations to create systemic equity transformation rather than settling for random acts of equity? In this session, participants will discover how personal racial consciousness sets the foundation for professional and organizational effectiveness in leading for racial equity. By unpacking their “racial autobiography” participants will be guided through engaging, sustaining and deepening a Courageous Conversation about Race as a foundational strategy for re-culturing and transformation at the personal, professional and organizational levels.