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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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1882 Foundation Symposium VI
May
14
to May 15

1882 Foundation Symposium VI

  • I Street Conferencing Center (Day Sessions Only) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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NMAI–DC Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program
Apr
27
12:00 AM00:00

NMAI–DC Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, is excited to offer a special student program in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: “A Sky Above: Native Hawaiian Astronomy and Navigation” on May 17 and 18. Rooted in STEAM principles, this immersive program allows students to explore the intersection of science and Native Hawaiian culture.

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Black Power/Black Thought with Ashley Farmer & Ibram X. Kendi
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Black Power/Black Thought with Ashley Farmer & Ibram X. Kendi

Join Busboys and Poets Books as they welcome Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winner and author of Stamped: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America as he talks with Ashley D. Farmer about her new book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

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Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Apr
19
to Apr 21

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Split This Rock invites proposals for workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and themed group readings for the Sixth Biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The festival, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Split This Rock, will feature Kwame Dawes and Solmaz Sharif.

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Food Justice Youth Summit - RESCHEDULED, DATE CONFIRMED
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Food Justice Youth Summit - RESCHEDULED, DATE CONFIRMED

  • Capital City Public Charter School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An all-day event in which DC youth lead workshops focusing on issues of food justice. This event provides youth with the opportunity to share their research, ideas, and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for sustainable food systems.

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Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968

April 4 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a defining moment in American history. How do issues of racial equality and civil rights reverberate through the practice of artists working today? Find out from artists Lava Thomas, Alfredo Jaar, and Sam Gilliam as they discuss the echoes of history within contemporary culture in the context of social justice. 

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Middle States Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Middle States Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

Social studies educators are invited to attend the 115th annual conference of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, hosted at the Westin Tyson’s Corner (7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043).This conference will feature over 40 high-quality sessions, 30-plus exhibitors, and a fantastic opportunity to network with hundreds of social studies educators from DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY and beyond.

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I AM Frederick Douglass:  Life and Legacy
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

I AM Frederick Douglass: Life and Legacy

I AM Frederick Douglass commemorates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass by presenting excerpts of the film Enslavement to Emancipation, a panel discussion on the legacy of Frederick Douglass, musical performances by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and a Douglass portrayal by LeCount Holmes, Jr.

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Recycle and Raise Awareness with Stories and Hip Hop Songs
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Recycle and Raise Awareness with Stories and Hip Hop Songs

  • Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon will read her picture book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia and demonstrate how to recycle plastic bags into jewelry, dreamcatchers, and basketball nets.Hip Hop Poet Bomani Armah will lead a Hip Hop songwriting session using his BARS curriculum which includes a multimedia presentation and graphic organizers. 

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