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Teaching for Change at NCORE

As part of our 25th anniversary series of events, Teaching for Change will co-host four sessions at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). Held in D.C. this year, NCORE 2015 runs from May 26-30, 2015 at the Washington Hilton Hotel.   The sessions Teaching for Change is co-hosting at the NCORE …

25th Anniversary Author Events

For this 25th anniversary year of Teaching for Change, we are hosting a series of special events. The first three events are author talks hosted by Teaching for Change at Busboys and Poets (14&V) in Washington, D.C. Join us to learn from these authors about cutting edge issues in education. Jesse Hagopian (Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm-8pm) helped …

Students Become Unsung Heroes

On a Sunday afternoon in early March, twenty students took on the roles of unsung heroes in a Zinn Education Project lesson, facilitated by Teaching for Change curriculum specialist Julian Hipkins III. The students are members of Operation Understanding DC (OUDC). OUDC’s mission is to “build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, …

In Memory of Claude Sitton, From an Admiring Beneficiary

Teaching for Change board member and SNCC veteran Timothy Jenkins wrote this personal tribute to award winning journalist Claude Sitton (December 4, 1925 – March 10, 2015). It was altogether fitting and proper that Claude Sitton, the fearless Pulitzer Prize winning journalist of the Sixties civil rights revolution, waited to die on March 10th of this year, …

Essential Resource for Children on the Complexity of the Movement

     Why and how educators and parents are using Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching. Kelly Starling Lyons, Children’s Book Author When my daughter started writing a historical fiction short story about friendship and school integration, she didn’t have the background to get inside her characters’ heads. I started pulling books for her to explore. …