Roberto Lovato Author Talk

On October 6, during Teach Central America Week, Teaching for Change and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park hosted Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato for a virtual book talk about his new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. Over a hundred […]

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Teach Central America Week: Oct. 5-11

Teaching for Change is hosting the second annual Teach Central America Week from October 5 – 11, 2020. Hundreds of teachers from 29 states and the District of Columbia have signed up to participate and organizations have endorsed the week. We have added several new resources for teaching about Central America to our website, including new books and […]

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Matt Herron, ¡Presente!

Activist photographer Matt Herron died in a glider crash on August 7, 2020. At 89, Herron had lived his life to the fullest and had a generous spirit. Every time we asked for permission to use a photo, not only did he respond affirmatively, he also waived any fees as long as they were used for […]

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Becoming a Teacher Book Launch

Join a book celebration and conversation on Becoming a Teacher with author Melinda D. Anderson and LaQuisha Hall, moderated by Tiffany Mitchell Patterson on September 1, 2020, 5pm PST/8pm EST. The event is hosted by Teaching for Change on the day of the book release. Acclaimed education writer Melinda D. Anderson shadowed award winning Baltimore teacher […]

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2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Teach-In: Food and Water Justice

More than 250 teachers from across the U.S. and other countries attended 2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Teach-In: Food and Water Justice, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change on September 12, 2020. The focus of the teach-in was Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences around food and […]

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Teaching for Change Launches “Freedom Reads” Video Series for Parents and Educators

We are pleased to announce our new series, Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk, a collection of short videos that give caregivers, parents, and educators the tools to evaluate children’s books using an anti-racist and anti-bias lens. “Children’s books are incredibly important to how children develop their sense of self, their connections to others, and their understanding of […]

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Important Dates in Puerto Rican History

Pre-1492: Island is a homeland of the Taínos, a native people with links to the southern Arawak peoples of South America. They call the island Borikén. 1493: November 19—Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Borikén on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, claiming the island for Spain. 1508: Spanish colonization begins. 1511: The […]

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NMAI Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In Save the Date and Survey

Saturday, September 12, 2020 National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change will host the annual Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In online on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The focus this year is environmental justice, in particular food and climate. The day will […]

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Social Justice Books Featured on CNN Sesame Street Town Hall

Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? , was a special guest on the CNN Sesame Street Town Hall “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” on Saturday, June 6. Tatum (featured in part 2 at 6.55 minutes ) responded to a question from a parent about how to teach young children to […]

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Thank You to Our Donors

We are thankful for the many people who have donated this past week in honor of the memories of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery; in protest of their murders; and in support of education for a world where Black Lives Matter. We share here some of the recent dedications and comments we’ve received. I’m […]

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