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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Educa: 7-day Continuing Education Course for K-12 teachers
May
15
to Jun 1

Educa: 7-day Continuing Education Course for K-12 teachers

Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study is a professional development immersion, 3-credit course for teachers in the Washington, D.C. metro area.Through an immersive experience, teachers learn visual literacy skills, practice global cultural awareness and develop a deep understanding of the culture, history, and art of the Central American region.

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1882 Foundation Symposium VI
May
14
to May 15

1882 Foundation Symposium VI

  • I Street Conferencing Center (Day Sessions Only) (map)
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The 1882 Symposium brings private organizations, government agencies, and individuals together to share best practices and build collaboration. Each year, they set goals: the coming year 2019 will be exceptional, with continued excitement on the release of the PBS documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act, the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the first national Chinese American Women in History Conference.

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Teacher Workshop:  Providing Voice to Students Who are Often Unheard
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Teacher Workshop: Providing Voice to Students Who are Often Unheard

¡Óyeme! (which means "hear me" in Spanish) strives to provide a creative arts outlet for young people, utilizing best practice culturally-based, trauma-informed theatre and arts activities to create a sense of community among the participants, and provide a safe space for immigrant youth to share their stories. Learn the techniques for using theatre as a tool for creating a safe space in your classroom and as a vehicle to share stories, as well as ways it can promote language development.

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Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) Teacher Institute
Apr
30
12:00 AM00:00

Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) Teacher Institute

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°), a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. The NMAI is hosting a free teacher institute in Washington, DC from Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, 2018. The application deadline is April 30.

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