Join IKAM Productions for a look at the 2020 documentary, Clothed Minds, based on the report, Dress Coded: Black girls, bodies, and bias in DC schools, and a panel discussion around the issue, its impact, and moving forward to finding solutions.
Ms. Greenfield will be available to sign copies of her exquisite new book, The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives, at the Teaching for Change office. Copies will be available for purchase or you can bring your own copy of that title or others.
MahoganyBooks is thrilled to host New York Times Bestselling author, Tomi Adeyemi for an exciting book talk and book signing in Washington, DC.
Educators are invited to join D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice to learn more about the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action on December 17. Join us to browse and discuss lessons and books related to the Black Lives Matter 13 guiding principles.
The Moment Was Now is a musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing.
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.
The #Antiracist Bookfest is the first and only book festival that brings together, showcases, and celebrates the nation’s leading antiracist writers and helps to prepare the writers of tomorrow.
D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice has formed a People’s History Curriculum Group for D.C. area middle and high school teachers who are committed to teaching with a people's history lens for the 2019-2020 school year. Our featured lessons for November 9 will be “America: Resisting the Myth of Memory” and a lesson on plastic.
On Tuesday, November 12, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On Friday, November 8th, undocumented youth across the country, including youth in the D.C. area, are walking out of school to show support for support DACA recipients and all undocumented people.
Join the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum for a special evening for educators of networking, activities, and guided tours of the exhibition “A Right to the City.” Meet ACM staff and learn how the museum can be a resource for a your classroom. Light refreshments will be served. Free resources will be provided to all educators attending the event. The event is free.
This workshop will explore the sociopolitical and historical context of natural hair, encourage critical discussion about children’s books on hair, and provide resources for selecting and sharing books on hair with children.
On October 30, the D.C. City Council will hold a public hearing on the Go-Go Official Music of the District of Columbia Designation Act of 2019. If enacted, the Bill would make go-go the official music of D.C. and require the Mayor to implement a program to support, preserve, and archive go-go music and its history.
Local advocates will engage in a conversation that highlights the importance of play for young children’s development and explores methods to do that in the outdoors. In the afternoon, families are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy activity stations where they can learn how to spot local birds, try out an obstacle course, and connect their family and community to the outdoors.
In this workshop, you will hear from the authors of this newly-released title from DC-based Shout Mouse Press, I Am the Night Sky & Other Reflections of Muslims American Youth. Through poems, essays, artwork, and stories, these young people aim to show their true selves, to build connections, and to create more inclusive and welcoming communities for all.
Join the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park on October 19th, 2019 for a series of hands-on pedagogical workshops with invited speakers Carlos Parada Ayala, Deborah Menkart, and Dr. María Luisa Parra-Velasco.
Join Washington City Paper at Public Bar Live on October 18th for a conversation on D.C.'s history through go-go.
D.C. area K-12 educators are invited to join Teaching for Change staff for an intimate two-part discussion of Paulo Freire's seminal text, Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
In this talk South African author, Ms Lorato Trok, will focus on the importance of African languages as languages of learning.
The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to host an expert panel discussion on violence against youth in El Salvador and Honduras, what it means for the region, and what programmatic and policy options exist to offer protection and lead to better outcomes.
Join DC Public Library for an evening with author and painter, Mario Bencastro, to discuss his book, Odyssey to the North (Odisea del Norte). Odyssey to the North chronicles the story of Calixto, who comes to the U.S. from El Salvador, "with his stomach empty but his soul full of hope." The story takes place in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams Morgan neighborhoods of Washington, DC, as well as parts of El Salvador and Mexico.
Salvadoran author Jorge Argueta will dicuss his newest book, "Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk" as well as his many other bilingual children's books and short stories that cover themes related to Latino culture and traditions, nature, and the immigrant experience.
From October 7-13, 2019, educators across the country will participate in #TeachCentralAmerica week so that students can learn about this region which has many ties to the United States through foreign policy, immigration, economics, and culture.
D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice is forming a working group for D.C. area middle and high school social studies teachers who are committed to teaching with a people's history lens for the 2019-2020 school year.
Join us for a reading of Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman as we think about how we can persevere even when we may feel like giving up. Following the story, create encouraging button pins and take a look at objects that tell stories of perseverance.
D.C. area PreK-12 educators are invited to join Teaching for Change staff for an evening of Latinx literature. We will showcase titles from our Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Immigration, Central America, and other Social Justice booklists as well as other resources for teaching about Latin America.
Current Movements Presents: "Teach Us All" — A film screening & panel discussion looking at continued school segregation & communities fighting for equality.
CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.
Politics and Prose Presents TA-NEHISI COATES - THE WATER DANCER BOOK TOUR moderated by Michele Norris. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 PM.
Teaching for Change is honored to co-facilitate an event for parents of young children (ages 0-6) at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Note that space is limited.
East City Bookshop welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussing her new picture book, Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, with Carmen Iguina Gonzalez at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEP 20, 2019.
Teaching for Change is pleased to announce that registration is open for our fall 2019 Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar. This seminar is offered for FREE to Teaching for Change partner schools, as well as DCPS elementary schools located in Wards 7 and 8.