Junius Williams on Public School Reform: The New Inequality in Education

Public school reform “is more than just a civil rights issue. It is a blueprint for control of resources in urban communities.” – Junius Williams On June 12, the Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change co-hosted a presentation by lawyer and community organizer Junius Williams on the challenges and next steps for those confronting public school reform […]

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Bob Moses, Junot Diaz, Barbara Ransby, and More Share History, Ideas, and Inspiration

These past couple of months have been filled with powerful presentations and dialogues with a host of noted authors. Here are just a few of the authors that Teaching for Change has helped to schedule and co-host at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC in the spring of 2013.   February 28 My Name is […]

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Uncovering A Secret History of Coffee, Coca, and Cola

Teaching for Change co-hosted author-illustrator Ricardo Cortés on a panel about his new illustrated book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola (Akashic Books, 2012) on Jan. 9, 2013.  Cortés was joined by Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Coletta Youngers, Senior Fellow with the Washington Office […]

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Sarah Markes Visiting to Discuss and Sign New Book, Street Level

Teaching for Change welcomes Sarah Markes to discuss and sign her new book, Street Level: A Collection of Drawings and Creative Writing  Inspired by Dar es Salaam Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Busboys and Poets (14th and V)  Street Level was selected as 2012 Honor Book for Older Readers by the Children’s […]

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State Out of the Union: Teaching for Change Hosts Jeff Biggers

On September 26, just days into Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Teaching for Change hosted an event at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. featuring author/historian Jeff Biggers in a new show on immigration, civil rights, and states’ rights. The event was a stop on Biggers’ 30-city nationwide book tour for the release of his latest book, […]

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“Multiplication Is for White People”: Full House for Lisa Delpit’s Book Talk

On April 9, 2012, Teaching for Change was honored to co-host the book launch for Lisa Delpit’s new book “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (The New Press). Click on images for album.   Education scholar Lisa Delpit spoke to a crowd of nearly 90 educators from D.C. area schools, […]

John Nichols on Anniversary of Wisconsin Uprising

On Feb. 15, journalist and activist John Nichols spoke at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. to share his experiences during the 2011 Wisconsin protests and to introduce his new book, Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest from Madison to Wall Street. Nichols told several powerful stories from the capitol occupation and connected […]

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Melissa Harris-Perry on Sister Citizen

Melissa Harris-Perry delivered a riveting presentation on her latest book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, to a full house at Busboys and Poets (14th and V) on September 19, 2011. So many people came for her presentation that seats were added to the stage behind the speaker. The event was co-sponsored by Busboys […]

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Rita Dove Shares Stage, Advice, and 20th Century Poetry with the DC Youth Slam Team

Rita Dove, editor of the recently released Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry read at Busboys and Poets on October 26, 2011 for one of Teaching for Change’s and Busboys and Poets’ free author events. To cover an entire century of U.S. poetry, she read from a great array of poets included in the […]

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Edwidge Danticat Fills the House

Award winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat offered a reading and discussion based on her new book, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work at Busboys and Poets on October 20, 2010. More than 130 people were in attendance and many more who could not get in waited to get a book signed at the end […]

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