Invitation: Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration, June 12, 2016

In the fall of 2015, fourteen D.C. area teachers embarked on a journey to write about their work through a social justice lens. You are invited to join their end of year celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 4-6pm at the Friends Meeting House at 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. At the event you will […]

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Black History Month

Reverend Barber’s words below highlight why it is all the more important to study Black history in February and all year long. We need some moral fire to help us see clearly how this history shapes our present reality. I’ve heard too many people say over the past several months, ‘We’ve never seen anything like this […]

Women Make History

This lesson presents the important and extensive roles of women in social justice movements. In this 45- to 90-minute lesson, participants take on the identity of one activist and interview at least six more. This lesson has been used successfully in middle and high school classes and in teacher workshops. Introduction One of the least recognized stories […]

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Inauguration Day Social Justice Teach-In

For Inauguration Day 2017, let’s hold teach-ins at schools across the country. Teachers in New York are organizing a day to #TeachResistance. The Ethnic Studies program at Lewis & Clark College is holding a teach-in to learn, discuss, and act. In her keynote at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), noted educator Linda Darling-Hammond said, […]

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Be Proud of Who You Are

“The day after the election, students were in tears,” explained DCPS principal O’Kiyyah Lyons-Lucas. “Several parents have asked me to become the guardian of their children if they are sent out of this country.” Lyons-Lucas reaffirmed the school’s commitment to supporting each child, but she could not assure the families that they would be safe. […]

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Teaching for Change in 2016

We are pleased to share highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2016. This is just a small window into our accomplishments. We encourage you to read below and follow the links to read about our work and our 25th anniversary celebrations. Our success is made possible by the ongoing support of allies like you. […]

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Fun and Learning at People’s History Trivia Night

On December 2, the Zinn Education Project hosted a packed house for our first-ever People’s History Trivia Night fundraiser. Everyone enjoyed themselves, while learning non-trivial people’s history. The event was co-sponsored by and held at Busboys and Poets (14&V) during the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Classroom teachers and other friends of the […]

How Discrimination Shapes Parent-Teacher Communication

A new study suggests race and immigrant status are determining factors in whether or not an educator will reach out to a student’s family. This article by Melinda D. Anderson was originally featured in The Atlantic on November 15, 2016. The photo below is from the day-to-day work of Teaching for Change in schools in the D.C. metro […]

People’s History Trivia Night

Monday, Dec. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Are you a people’s history buff? Join us for a fun night of questions and answers about the history often missing from textbooks—the role of women, people of color, labor, and other social movements. Win t-shirts, books, films, and more! Teams of up to 6 […]

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Post-Election, School Collaborates with Parents to Create Safe Space

My daughter asked if we had papers and if we would be kicked out of the country. My kids say they will leave with me, when we talked about the election. They said, “That man is a bad man because he doesn’t like Hispanics.” [The election results] make me feel unsafe in this country, because […]

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