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"If we ignore the odds and fight to create an antiracist world, then we give humanity a chance to one day survive, a chance to live in communion, and a chance to be forever free."

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist


AEF's new Our World program is a ground-breaking initiative that provides training and workshops on anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion for educators, businesses, and higher education. Training is designed and facilitated by Arizona Teachers of the Year and higher education partners.



Our World: Educators for Indigenous Students

Providing both digital and in-person spaces for Indigenous educators and educators serving Indigenous students to connect, learn, share, and grow. Works with First Nation communities to raise awareness around the need for Indigenous educators.


Our World,

Our Schools

Tailored to meet the needs of schools and districts seeking training in anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Educators will see model lessons and learn strategies for creating culturally inclusive and anti-racist classrooms. Classrooms may also seek assistance with implementing student-led social justice projects.

Our World in the Workplace

Training for businesses and organizations seeking to build and foster anti-racist workplace environments.


Change Our World, Become a Teacher

Outreach to students and communities of underrepresented populations to bring awareness to the need for more people of color to join the teaching profession.


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Our World aligns with the mission of the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) to support and celebrate excellence in PreK-12th grade public education through business and community partnerships. AEF is committed to using its distinctive and unique platform to support the fight against racism and bigotry. One World is a response to calls for societal justice and reform around anti-racism. Anti-racism builds upon diversity and equity training and provides individuals with the tools needed to build culturally inclusive learning and work environments; to recognize and combat racism on school and corporate campuses; and to foster open communication about the issues of bias, race, and social justice. Ultimately, our desire is to create safe spaces where all stakeholders are involved in creating equitable and just environments.


We seek a world where the unique diversity of Arizona is reflected in all sectors of our workforce, including schools, and where students can thrive academically and emotionally so that they can become

engaged members of their communities.


For more information, contact Kim Graham at or (480) 421-9376

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