The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Principals
Jul
23
to Jul 25

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Principals

  • Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research.

Registration will close when filled or by June 28, 2019

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Trip 4:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
27
to Aug 4

Trip 4: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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SNCC Legacy Project 60th Anniversary Conference
Apr
16
to Apr 20

SNCC Legacy Project 60th Anniversary Conference

Sixty years ago, young activists gathered at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina to begin planning their generation’s obligation to continue a struggle begun long before they were born: the Freedom and Empowerment of Black people. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was born out of this gathering. SNCC was then the only youth-led national civil rights organization. Now, at this important time in our history, the SNCC invites you to join them on April 16 -19, 2020 as they gather in Washington, DC to carry this struggle forward.

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DEY Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute
Jul
7
to Jul 10

DEY Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute

The Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute will bring together 20-25 early childhood educators and advocates from across the country to spend several days developing leadership skills and advocating on Capitol Hill. The institute will provide early childhood advocates with the opportunity to learn various organizing skills, identify threats to the early childhood profession, network with other early childhood leaders, and develop a platform for protecting childhood that is centered on racial and social justice.

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Mary McLeod Bethune 144th Anniversary Book Talk
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mary McLeod Bethune 144th Anniversary Book Talk

  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Author Rebecca Tuuri, PhD will discuss her recent book, Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, highlighting the National Council of Negro Women’s behind-the-scenes efforts fighting racism, poverty, and sexism in the late twentieth century.

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff
Jun
25
to Jun 27

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff

  • Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research.

Registration will close when filled or by May 31, 2019.

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Juneteenth in DC Festival
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Juneteenth in DC Festival

  • 2500 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation.

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Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Written as a critical survey of leading American history textbooks, Loewen’s classic Lies my Teacher Told Me has sold nearly two million copies. The new Young Readers Edition streamlines the content to confront many salient historical myths, including the actual story of the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller’s socialist ties, the truth behind United States’ military interventions from Latin America to Iraq, and more.

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Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration

In the fall, D.C. area teachers embarked on a journey to write about their work through a social justice lens. You are invited to join our end of year celebration. You will learn how the teachers deepened their own practice, created a powerful learning community, and wrote articles that will contribute to the all-too-scarce collection of published descriptions of classroom practice by teachers. 

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Resisting Hate Discussion and Reception
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Resisting Hate Discussion and Reception

Join the National Women’s Law Center for a conversation on Arjun Sethi’s book American Hate: Survivors Speak Out and the effects of harassment, discrimination, and violence on not only those whose stories he collected, but also on our society at large, and how the legal community – and all of our communities – can be on the front lines of combating and resisting hate.

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Bettina Love Author Talk
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Bettina Love Author Talk

Drawing on her life’s work teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love's We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements.

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The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in D.C.
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in D.C.

Join Learn Together, Live Together as we commemorate Bolling and elevate the history of school diversity and equity in DC. This community event will explore the history and present context of school diversity, foster conversations on how to address issues of inequity, and develop next steps for creating a cohesive vision and movement for diverse, equitable, and inclusive schools for all students in DC.  Light refreshments and childcare provided.

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Teaching About Disabilities in Early Childhood
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Teaching About Disabilities in Early Childhood

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session for early childhood educators (serving students ages 0-8), hosted by Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, will explore ways teach about disabilities, including visible and invisible disabilities. Participants will explore a multitude of book titles and teaching resources.

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50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds

Join Politics & Prose for an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds will be in conversation with Deborah D. Taylor, a youth librarian and recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Where the Caravan Began
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Where the Caravan Began

Join BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America) for a conversation that moves past walls and beyond borders. In today's world of deepening inequity, so many Central American families are being torn apart by the need to risk a dangerous journey north to provide for their families or keep them safe — a journey that offers no guarantees for safe arrival. But, there are other paths forward and BECA is one of them. Join us as we journey through dialogue to Honduras to meet the students, families, and teachers who are collaborating every day in BECA's three community-led bilingual schools.

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Ivory Toldson Author Talk
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Ivory Toldson Author Talk

What if everything you thought you knew about educating Black children was based on BS (bad stats)? In No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People, Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children.

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Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton

The 2009 Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal was the subject of national headlines. In None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanda Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators, Shani Robinson, one of the teachers charged and ultimately convicted as part of the scandal, and journalist Anna Simonton show how school employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.

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Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Apr
13
to Apr 16

Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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NMAAHC Family Day
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

NMAAHC Family Day

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The NMAAHC Early Childhood Education Initiative is excited to host a Family Day on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm inspired by the Museum’s first children’s book, A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book, written by Anna Forgerson Hindley and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.

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