Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series

  • Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (map)
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On Sept. 24, 2018, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will host an afternoon symposium that explores the themes of cultural work, geography, and community as manifest in the history of three organizations who trace their beginnings to the swell of social change that emerged in 1968: the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Appalshop, and the Drum and Spear Bookstore. Free and open to the public. No registration or tickets required. Seating is limited. 

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DressCoded: Black Girls, Bodies & the Bias Embedded in School Dress Codes
Sep
27
4:30 PM16:30

DressCoded: Black Girls, Bodies & the Bias Embedded in School Dress Codes

  • Georgetown University, Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building (2nd Floor) (map)
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Across DC, Black girls are losing out on the chance to learn simply because of what they wear. According to a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center and 21 local students, girls are removed from the classroom and even sent home, often illegally, for violating strict dress codes. Join a panel of organizers, students, scholars, and administrators to learn how to combat this issue and join the DC movement to end school pushout.

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K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Howard University, Ralph J. Bunche Center (map)
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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

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Jesse Hagopian at Montgomery College
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Jesse Hagopian at Montgomery College

Jesse Hagopian teaches Ethnic Studies and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013.  He is an editor for the social justice periodical Rethinking Schools, the co-editor of the new book, Teaching for Black Lives, and the editor of the book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.

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East of the River Book Festival
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

East of the River Book Festival

  • Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (map)
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The 2018 East of the River Book Festival is a magnet for city dwellers from all wards to enjoy a literary event that highlights the efforts of indie writers, small publishers and independent book shops. This festival will inspire and excite those who enjoy culturally diverse books and have an interest in self-publishing.

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15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research

  • The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (map)
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In this talk, H. Richard Milner IV examines practices and policies at national, state, district, and local levels that are implicitly or overtly designed to punish rather than support academic, social, cultural, and psychological development of Black, Brown, and low-income students.

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NMAI-DC Day of the Dead School Program
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

NMAI-DC Day of the Dead School Program

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
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Celebrate Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC! Cultural experts will lead a series of vibrant performances, bilingual demonstrations, and activities that will immerse students in this traditional celebration. 

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A.C.T.O.R. series: Historian Greg Carr on Reconstruction
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

A.C.T.O.R. series: Historian Greg Carr on Reconstruction

Busboys and Poets and Teaching For Change present this special Back to School edition of A.C.T.O.R. led by renowned Professor, Historian and Scholar Dr. Greg Carr. Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War and emancipation, is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Yet the possibilities and achievements of this era are too often overshadowed by the violent white supremacist backlash. Dr. Carr will lead us on a journey of this epoch and bring life to this important history.

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A Taste of Inspired Teaching
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

A Taste of Inspired Teaching

Want to add more joy to your classroom? Interested in experiencing a different kind of professional development that models what engagement-based instruction looks like? Curious about how improvisational theater can add excitement and build relationships in your classroom while helping students to master content? Join this introductory workshop to learn more.

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Teaching Conflict: A Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

Teaching Conflict: A Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers

  • Elliott School of International Affairs (map)
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In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn specific teaching strategies to engage contentious subjects in the classroom through inquiry-based learning activities led by pedagogy experts. Using a current affairs topic in Middle East studies, teachers will participate in a classroom simulation led by Avram Barlowe and Nell Hirschmann-Levy.

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Michael Bennett - Things That Make White People Uncomfortable — in conversation with Dave Zirin
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Bennett - Things That Make White People Uncomfortable — in conversation with Dave Zirin

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end. As Senator Bernie Sanders says, he could easily “make his mark through accomplishment on the field. Instead, Michael has chosen to use his voice and his platform to fight injustice.” Bennett will be in conversation with co-author Dave Zirin, sports editor for the Nation and author of several books…

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Just Mercy Panel with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Just Mercy Panel with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre

Join Busboys and Poets on Sunday, June 24 for a panel discussion about the impact of the Scottsboro trials and the state of the American criminal justice system today. The panel discussion will feature Dr. James Goodman, writer of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Stories of Scottsboro, and Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project.

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Before and After '68: The Poor People's Campaign - Then and Now
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Before and After '68: The Poor People's Campaign - Then and Now

  • Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (map)
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Panel discussions featuring Poor People's Campaign participants (1968 and 2018), scholars, cultural workers, and documentarians: Yara Allen, Maggie Gilmore, Lenneal Henderson, Charon Hribar, Bruce Jackson, Reginald Jackson, Gordon Mantler, Marya McQuirter, Nick Petr, and Marc Steiner. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. 

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Set the World on Fire with Busboys and Poets Books
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Set the World on Fire with Busboys and Poets Books

Join Busboys and Poets Books as they welcome Christopher Petrella, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships at American University’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center, as he talks with Keisha N. Blain about her new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

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Born with Wings with Busboys and Poets Books
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Born with Wings with Busboys and Poets Books

Born with Wings, is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience. Join Busboys and Poets as Daisy tells her story.

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Exploring Gender, Bias, and Stereotypes in Children's Literature
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Gender, Bias, and Stereotypes in Children's Literature

This session for early childhood teachers, hosted by Project Unlearn and Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, will provide time for early childhood teachers to explore issues of gender, gender identity, gender bias, and gender stereotypes in children's books. Educators will be encouraged to consider the intersections of race and class as it relates to these issues.

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Voces sin Fronteras Book Launch
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Voces sin Fronteras Book Launch

During the summer of 2017, Shout Mouse Press held a month-long workshop with LAYC's Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC), a passionate group of young people dedicated to social justice in their community. The workshop, led by a team of teaching artists with experience devising and illustrating comic books, resulted in a graphic memoir collection, titled Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth.

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Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference
May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference

  • College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
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Join the Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) for their upcoming 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Pre-registration is NOW open online through April 27th. The theme this year is Transforming Engagement: Valuing Diversity, Promoting Equity, and Inspiring Change.

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Sites of Social Change: Tools for Creating Inclusive Classrooms
May
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sites of Social Change: Tools for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

  • 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20005 (map)
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A troubling spate of incidents nationwide has brought issues of race and racism to the forefront in classrooms across the country, leaving educators to grapple with many difficult questions. Central among them: How do you broach these topics in schools? And, more broadly: How do you create more inclusive learning spaces for all students? Join New America’s Education Policy Program and D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, a project of Teaching for Change, for this evening workshop. 

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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature

This session for early childhood teachers, hosted by Project Unlearn and Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, will provide time for early childhood teachers to explore how to address issues of race, representation, and history in developmentally appropriate ways.

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