Advocates play an instrumental role in transforming the landscape of education and maximizing all students’ educational experience. As you continue this journey, be advised that advocating for equity is not a one-time declaration. Advocacy is a long-term commitment to a way of existing and working within the world of education. It will require consistently setting high expectations for all students, fighting for representation in all aspects of curriculum and instruction, and adopting culturally sustaining teaching practices. It requires deep reflection, tough conversations, and a willingness to challenge traditional methods. This session outlines six commitments you can make now to adopt an advocacy mentality.Topics: Commit to understanding what it means to be an advocate. Commit to establishing your why. Commit to educating yourself. Commit to recognizing when race and social inequities are present in the classroom and beyond. Commit to intentionally and proactively addressing equity issues. Commit to supporting student advocacy.