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Thank You Allyson Criner Brown

After ten amazing years, Allyson Criner Brown is leaving her role as Teaching for Change associate director and Tellin’ Stories program manager to embark on a new career at the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. Allyson is one of the most creative, dedicated, visionary, hard working, and joyful people our team has worked with. …

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 …

Teach Central America Workshop Engages Teachers Nationally

On August 25, 2020, educators, librarians, caregivers, and school leaders across the country gathered virtually for the first national Teach Central America workshop. To prepare for the second annual Teach Central America Week (October 5-11), participants explored the initiative’s Introduction to Central America mixer lesson. This lesson is designed to introduce students to several brief …

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 …

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 …

Becoming a Teacher Book Launch

Teaching for Change hosted 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. The event was held on the day of the book release. Acclaimed education writer Melinda D. Anderson shadowed award-winning Baltimore teacher LaQuisha Hall to shed light …

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 …