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Teaching Racial Justice in P-12 Schools: A 5-Part Online Series

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A 5-part discussion and learning series about how to effectively teach racial justice in P-12 schools.

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Note: We just added Cornelius Minor as a fifth presenter for this series!

What

In this 5-part series, racial justice educators share key philosophical, practical, pedagogical, and theoretical insights about how to teach racial justice in P-12 schools. We will explore what it means to engage youth of various ages in critical conversations that transcend "celebrating diversity"; how to cope with resistance from colleagues, parents, and others; where to find powerful resources; what it means to approach teaching for racial justice in "age appropriate" ways; and how to make sure we're teaching racial justice in the most transformative, pedagogically sound ways.

The series includes four 75-minute webinars/discussions with educator-activists of color. Some of these webinars/discussions will be more instructional, others will be part-interview or part-demonstration. All will include resource and reading recommendations.

Our meetings fall on Tuesday evenings in September, 7-8:15pm Eastern Time, in 2020. (NOTE: Sessions WILL BE RECORDED for people who register but aren’t able to view them live, so if you can't make it live, don't worry!)

Guests include:

  • September 1: Cornelius Minor (former language arts teacher, author of We Got This, and founder of the Minor Collective)
  • September 8: Eddie Moore, Jr. (founder of the White Privilege Conference and coeditor of several books including The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys)
  • September 15: Curtis Acosta (assistant professor of Education at the University of Arizona and one of the founders of the renowned high school Mexican-American Studies program in the Tucson)
  • September 22: Verna St. Denis (professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan and author of much amazing work on racial justice in schools and the erasure of Aboriginal and Indigenous voices from racial justice work)
  • September 29: Matthew Kay (founding teacher of Science Leadership Academy and author of the book, Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom)

See fuller description below for more details of what is included in your registration.

Facilitator

The series is hosted by Paul Gorski in conjunction with the Equity Literacy Institute.

More Detailed “What”

Here’s what the opportunity includes:

• Five 75-minute interactive webinars (part interview, part reflection exercise, part Q&A, part demonstration) with educator-scholar-activists of color about their experiences teaching about racial justice in P-12 contexts.

• Weekly reading suggestions including books and articles.

We will use Zoom for the webinar sessions. Links will be distributed via Eventbrite 2-3 hours before each session begins.

Here are the principles, values, and commitments guiding this project:

• We will elevate the voices of educator-activists of color and financially compensate (with the fees you pay to join) them for sharing their knowledge and experiences. We will read and share only works written or co-written by activists and scholars of color.

• Celebrating diversity is important, but not enough. Learning about cultures is important, but not enough. Our focus is on becoming better, stronger, more deeply committed racial justice educators.

If this sounds like a process you would like to be part of, please join us. And please share with others who might be interested! Link to: http://TeachJustice.Eventbrite.com.

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