In order to produce equitable outcomes for our students, our collaboration in our Multilingual California Alliance Project has been grounded and framed in Liberatory Design, led by Dr. Olympia Kyriakidis and our partners at the San Diego County Office of Education.
Liberatory Design is both a flexible process that can be used by teams and a set of equity leadership habits that can be practiced daily. It can be used in a variety of ways and by a variety of actors, including innovation efforts, strategic planning, community-driven design, and collaborative teams. At the core of Liberatory Design are a set of beliefs:
The Liberatory Design approach and card deck was originally created as part of a collaboration between the National Equity Project (Victor Cary and Tom Malarkey) and the Stanford d.school’s K12 Lab (Tania Anaissie, David Clifford, and Susie Wise) in 2016. This crew continues to collaborate on further developing this approach.