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 […]

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 […]

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 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 grades […]

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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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Black Muslims in the United States: An Introductory Activity

This interactive lesson introduces participants to Black Muslims in U.S. history through a meet-and-greet activity. The lesson empowers participants to combat Islamophobia by sharing stories that challenge unidimensional caricatures of Muslims. The lesson raises up voices we rarely hear in the media when we talk about Islam and Muslims — Black Muslims. The meet-and-greet personalities […]

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

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