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 Racism 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 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at […]

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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: Beyond the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Activism from […]

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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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Middle School’s Students Learn From the History of D.C. Activism

As part of their community engagement program, every year at Sidwell Friends School, PK-12 students and faculty collaborate with nonprofit organizations that focus on a range of social justice issues. On November 2, 2017, prior to visiting their community partners, Sidwell School faculty provided seventh and eighth grade students with a day to learn more […]

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D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

February 5 – 9, 2018 Learn about and join the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools from February 5-9, 2018. Invitation to Participate Endorsement Form Frequently Asked Questions Upcoming Events (RSVP for upcoming planning meetings) Resources for Educators (suggested background reading, activities, lessons, and more coming soon) Endorsing Organizations and Individuals (coming soon) […]

Teaching about Puerto Rico

Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico introduces students to the history, geography, identity, government, economy, environment, and culture of Puerto Rico through essays, poetry, and fiction. The second edition of our book Caribbean Connections: Puerto Rico has been out of print and unavailable since 2006. In light of the current crisis on the island after Hurricane Maria, we […]

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Teaching Central America Workshops in D.C.

The majority of Latino students in DC schools have Central American heritage. However, their history and literature is largely absent from the curriculum. Thanks to support from the DCPS Language Acquisition Office, Teaching for Change offered free workshops on Central America during Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Faye Colon, coordinator of teacher engagement and professional development, visited classrooms at Ballou High […]

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Deutsch Foundation Funds Launch of Islamophobia History Education Project

Thanks to the support of a generous grant of $10,000 from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Teaching for Change is launching the development of  “Islamophobia: a people’s history teaching guide” and related professional development. Rather than focusing on details of Islamic beliefs and rituals, the Islamophobia teaching guide will make connections between Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, and anti-immigrant […]

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