Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood – A Conversation about James Baldwin
Dec
15
4:30 PM16:30

Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood – A Conversation about James Baldwin

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
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James Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man chronicles the intricacies of African American childhood through the lens of 1970’s Harlem, and family life. The upcoming program will feature noted actor and childhood literacy advocate LeVar Burton with Teaching for Change associate director Allyson Criner Brown, Aisha Karefa-Smart, and Judith Thurman in a discussion of Baldwin’s work, life, and the timeliness of the re-release of Little Man, Little Man.

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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

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

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
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Many teachers face either the pressures to avoid difficult topics or to plunge in with little consideration of what is best for children at each stage of their development. This session will be a time for teachers to explore and discuss these issues surrounded by children's books in preparation for D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.

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Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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East City Bookshop presents New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson with National Book Award Winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Speak. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning December 7th. 

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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

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

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
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Many teachers face either the pressures to avoid difficult topics or to plunge in with little consideration of what is best for children at each stage of their development. This session will be a time for teachers to explore and discuss these issues surrounded by children's books in preparation for D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.

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Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work.

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Indigenous Peoples Curricula Day and Teach-In
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Indigenous Peoples Curricula Day and Teach-In

  • National Museum of the American indian (map)
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September 7, 2019 is the tentative date for this event. Join the National Museum of the American Indian and D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (a Teaching for Change project) for a teach-in on Indigenous Peoples. Engage with curriculum and strategies for teaching students about Indigenous Peoples' history and life today. The speakers and workshops will include resources from Native Knowledge 360° and the campaign to abolish Columbus Day.

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Author Event - After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event - After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales

Central Appalachia and south Wales were built to extract coal and faced with coal’s decline, both regions have experienced economic depression, labor unrest, and out-migration. After Coal focuses on coalfield residents who chose not to leave, but instead remained in their communities and worked to build a diverse and sustainable economy. 

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Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word
Nov
28
4:00 PM16:00

Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work.

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National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
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Do you want to increase your confidence and ability to teach about Native Americans during the month of November? Learn how to teach the history of Thanksgiving in culturally appropriate ways, explore the Americans exhibition, and engage in take-away art activities in this hands-on workshop.

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Children's Book Event: Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Children's Book Event: Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings

  • Embassy of Haiti, Washington D.C. (map)
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Join award-winning Haitian-American children's book author Francie Latour and artist/illustrator Ken Daley for a celebration of Haiti's colors and Haiti's heroes with their new picture book, Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings. This interactive, family-friendly event will feature a story time, live art demonstration, book signing, Haitian Heroes craft activity, and a special book prize giveaway!

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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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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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Mapping Segregation in Washington DC
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

  • George Washington University Museum (map)
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Join historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Jane Shoenfeld of Prologue DC for a preview of Mapping Segregation’s new website, along with a panel discussion moderated by WAMU’s Sasha-Ann Simons on how Mapping Segregation helps define the intersection of race and real estate in DC’s past and present.

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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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Challenging Stereotypes with Photography: A Workshop with Everyday Africa
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Challenging Stereotypes with Photography: A Workshop with Everyday Africa

Pulitzer Center invites K-12 educators to join them on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 AM -2:30 PM for a free, interactive workshop with journalist Austin Merrill, cofounder of the viral social media phenomenon Everyday Africa. Participants will work with Merrill and Pulitzer Center staff to…

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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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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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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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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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