Partnerships help advocates for the gifted and talented population grow stronger. For this reason, the WATG board was excited to partner with The G Word Film organization. This organization is based in California, and their film, currently in post-production, is a new documentary about giftedness, intelligence, and neurodiversity in the 21st Century. It asks the critical question, “Who gets to be gifted?” As they work to finalize this documentary, they have developed a phenomenal website with clips from their movie, highlighting amazing youth from all walks of life. Further, they are becoming a force within the gifted community, advocating for all gifted learners, especially students from traditionally underrepresented communities.
Recently, the G Word Film hosted a discussion with Drs. Ford, Davis, Statmore, and Mr. Ridgeway, entitled: Young, Gifted & Black: Recalibrating Race, Education & Equity for San Francisco. While the core focus of this presentation was centered on San Francisco, many of the themes for moving forward resonate with all learners. Here they are:
The entire podcast, along with many other resources, can be found on the G Word Film website. Take a look, and stay tuned for the release of The G Word Film.
Social Justice Taskforce Chairperson
WI Association for Talented and Gifted