Américas Award 2016 Ceremony and Workshop

D.C. area educators and librarians: Don’t miss the 2016 Américas Awards  K-12 teacher dinner workshop with renowned authors Alma Flor Ada and Ashley Hope Perez on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6:15 – 8:30pm. A $25 registration fee includes the workshop, handouts, a delicious dinner, and one of the award-winning books. The event will be held at the Mulebone Restaurant (2121 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009). The workshop […]

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Matt Herron and Dorie Ladner Remember the Mississippi Freedom Movement

On July 24, 2014, photographer Matt Herron and SNCC veteran Dorie Ladner shared photos and stories about the 1960s Freedom Movement in Mississippi. Askia Muhammad from WPFW moderated and shared his own memories as a native of Mississippi. The featured books were Mississippi Eyes and This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights […]

Pearl Cleage: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

Pearl Cleage packed the house for one of our best ever author events featuring her new book, Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs. Teaching for Change board member and Spelman alumnae Nzinga Tull described the evening: “Ms. Cleage was elegant, yet also warm and familiar. The audience questions were probing and all over the […]

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Festival of Poems of Provocation and Witness

This year marked a milestone for the Biennial Split This Rock Festival, with a record turnout and stellar forums. The staff and board of Teaching for Change were honored to co-sponsor and coordinate book sales for the 2014 festival of activist poets from all over the country. Hats off to our publications director Don Allen […]

Sherman Alexie’s Indies First Movement in D.C.

In a grassroots movement launched by author Sherman Alexie, more than 900 authors hand-sold their favorite books in independent bookstores around the country on November 30th. As part of this Indies First Movement, George Pelecanos and Natalie Hopkinson recommended their favorite titles in Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets.

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The Man Behind Emmett Till

Update: We share the sad news that Mr. Simeon Booker passed away on December 10, 2017 in Solomons, Maryland. He was 99 years old. Read Booker’s obituary in The Washington Post. Many believe that history is inevitable. However, the stories that make it into the public awareness are ones deemed worthy by those in power. […]

Bob Moses and Taylor Branch in Conversation About the Freedom Movement

Two Events on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Busboys and Poets (14th and V Streets NW) 5-7 PM Moving Beyond the Achievement Gap: Establishing a universal right to vote and quality public school education as a constitutional right Attendees will enjoy a reception and a presentation by Bob Moses and Taylor Branch. The evening will feature a […]

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Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation

Teaching for Change co-hosted “Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation” on October 23, 2013, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Internationally respected educator Enid Lee and journalist A. Peter Bailey, past president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, challenged the traditional textbook portrayal of Malcolm X, focusing on his perspectives on international politics, self-defense, and […]

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Learning About Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator and Activist

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” Mary McLeod Bethune Thanks to historian Dr. Ida E. Jones, the words and wisdom of Mary McLeod Bethune opened up to a full house at Busboys and Poets for the mid-August discussion of her new book, Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism and […]

In Conversation: Kye Allums and Dave Zirin

Monday, August 26 | 6:30-8:00 PM Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Allums and Zirin will tackle LGBTQ issues in sports, trans athletes, transgender rights and issues (especially in the sports world). Kye Allums recently made history by becoming the first openly transgender player in NCAA history to suit up in a basketball game. Dave Zirin […]

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