Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools Endorsers

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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 SocialJusticeBooks.org 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 grassroots educational response that raises consciousness and moves people to action. Hate crimes against Muslims were up 91 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to 2016. Forty-two percent of Muslims reported bullying of their school-age children and 25 percent of those cases involved a teacher. ISLAMOPHOBIA: […]

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#BlackLivesMatter Week of Action in Schools Nationwide

Educators in cities across the country, including Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and many more are organizing a national Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our Schools the week of February 5-10, 2018. The movement in schools grew out of an action in Seattle in 2016.  During Black Lives Matter Week of […]

Black Lives Matter in Schools Resources

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2018 Food Justice Youth Summit – Rescheduled

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 […]

NEH Institute on Grassroots History of Civil Rights Movement

This summer, Teaching for Change was proud to partner with a team of scholars, veterans, and educators from the Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Tougaloo College on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teacher Institute, The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives from 1940-1980. Thirty classroom teachers were selected from across […]

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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