Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools Endorsers

Learn more| Sign up | Resources | Donate  The week of action has been endorsed by the following organizations: Anacostia Arts Center Center for Inspired Teaching Charnice Milton Community Bookstore DCPS Secondary Literacy Team The Educators Lab One Common Unity Plane Ideas-Black Alternative Think Tank Sadiki Educational Safari Inc. Shout Mouse Press Takoma Park Mobilization Mass Incarceration […]

Teaching for Change 2017

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2017. Challenging Racism in Children’s Books We launched to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books. The site also hosts a database of children’s book reviews by members of the See What We See coalition. Holding the […]

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Challenge Islamophobia with Education

Islamophobia is getting worse. We need a liberatory grassroots educational response that raises consciousness and moves people to action. Hate crimes against Muslims were up a frightening 91% in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016. A a recent survey found that 42% of Muslims reported bullying of their school-aged […]

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#BlackLivesMatter Week of Action in Schools Nationwide

Last year, Seattle and Philadelphia educators organized Black Lives Matter actions in their schools.  This year, many more cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and more are joining the effort to organize a national Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our Schools the week of February 5-9, 2018. In the Washington, D.C. area, D.C. […]

Black Lives Matter in Schools Resources

Learn more| Sign up | Endorsers | Donate Below are links to suggested lessons, films, books, readings, and general teaching guides. Themes connecting to the 13 principles of the Movement for Black Lives or the demands for the week of action are listed in parentheses where appropriate. Jump to:  Early Childhood and Elementary School | Middle and High […]

2018 Food Justice Youth Summit

The Food Justice Youth Summit is an all-day event in which DC youth lead workshops focusing on issues of food justice. This event provides youth with the opportunity to share their research, ideas, and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for […]

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Understanding the History of Racist Ideas in the U.S.

Professor Ibram X. Kendi, founder and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, will offer a presentation for teachers based on his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. This event will be hosted by the D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice on January 17, 2018 […]

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Caribbean Connections: Moving North Sparks Student Stories

By Jorge Cordoba At the Free Minds, Free People conference in Baltimore this summer, I stopped by the Teaching for Change table. They graciously donated copies of the book Caribbean Connections: Moving North for my high school ESOL students. This group of students, ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old, attend a large suburban […]

Teaching for Change Partners on NEH Summer Institute

Beyond the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Activism from 1940-1980 Teaching for Change is proud to partner with a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Tougaloo College on a NEH Teacher Summer Institute: The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives from 1940-1980. Participants (classroom teachers in […]

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SNCC Workshop for DCPS Teachers

On December 1, 2017, Teaching for Change and the SNCC Legacy Project offered a workshop for 11th grade language arts and social studies teachers on the central role of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the Civil Rights Movement. The workshop was hosted by the DCPS Division of Secondary Literacy in the Office of Teaching […]

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