Where the Caravan Began
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Where the Caravan Began

Join BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America) for a conversation that moves past walls and beyond borders. In today's world of deepening inequity, so many Central American families are being torn apart by the need to risk a dangerous journey north to provide for their families or keep them safe — a journey that offers no guarantees for safe arrival. But, there are other paths forward and BECA is one of them. Join us as we journey through dialogue to Honduras to meet the students, families, and teachers who are collaborating every day in BECA's three community-led bilingual schools.

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50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds

Join Politics & Prose for an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds will be in conversation with Deborah D. Taylor, a youth librarian and recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Teaching About Different Abilities
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Teaching About Different Abilities

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session for early childhood educators (serving students ages 0-8), hosted by Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, will explore ways teach about different abilities, including visible and invisible disabilities. Participants will explore a multitude of book titles and teaching resources.

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Bettina Love Author Talk
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Bettina Love Author Talk

Drawing on her life’s work teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love's We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements.

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Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration

In the fall, D.C. area teachers embarked on a journey to write about their work through a social justice lens. You are invited to join our end of year celebration. You will learn how the teachers deepened their own practice, created a powerful learning community, and wrote articles that will contribute to the all-too-scarce collection of published descriptions of classroom practice by teachers. 

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Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Written as a critical survey of leading American history textbooks, Loewen’s classic Lies my Teacher Told Me has sold nearly two million copies. The new Young Readers Edition streamlines the content to confront many salient historical myths, including the actual story of the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller’s socialist ties, the truth behind United States’ military interventions from Latin America to Iraq, and more.

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Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jun
24
to Jul 3

Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff
Jun
25
to Jun 27

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff

  • Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research.

Registration will close when filled or by May 31, 2019.

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Trip 3:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
6
to Jul 14

Trip 3: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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DEY Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute
Jul
7
to Jul 10

DEY Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute

The Early Childhood Summer Organizing Leadership Institute will bring together 20-25 early childhood educators and advocates from across the country to spend several days developing leadership skills and advocating on Capitol Hill. The institute will provide early childhood advocates with the opportunity to learn various organizing skills, identify threats to the early childhood profession, network with other early childhood leaders, and develop a platform for protecting childhood that is centered on racial and social justice.

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Principals
Jul
23
to Jul 25

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institute for Principals

  • Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research.

Registration will close when filled or by June 28, 2019

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Trip 4:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
27
to Aug 4

Trip 4: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion 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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Ivory Toldson Author Talk
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Ivory Toldson Author Talk

What if everything you thought you knew about educating Black children was based on BS (bad stats)? In No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People, Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children.

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Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton

The 2009 Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal was the subject of national headlines. In None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanda Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators, Shani Robinson, one of the teachers charged and ultimately convicted as part of the scandal, and journalist Anna Simonton show how school employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.

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Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Apr
13
to Apr 16

Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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NMAAHC Family Day
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

NMAAHC Family Day

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The NMAAHC Early Childhood Education Initiative is excited to host a Family Day on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm inspired by the Museum’s first children’s book, A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book, written by Anna Forgerson Hindley and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.

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The Undefeated
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

The Undefeated

  • National Gallery of Art: East Building Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Kwame Alexander, poet, educator, host and producer of the literary variety/talk show Bookish, cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and founding editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; in conversation with artist Kadir Nelson. Moderated by Kevin Merida, senior vice president and editor-in-chief, ESPN.  

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26th Annual Children's Africana Book Awards Ceremony
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

26th Annual Children's Africana Book Awards Ceremony

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.

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MSEA Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Conference
Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

MSEA Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Conference

MSEA’s 2019 IPD Conference theme is Advancing Social Justice for the Common Good. Workshops have been designed to help educators tackle the tough classroom issues of bias, student trauma, cyber safety, and discrimination in the workplace. Presenters include MSEA & NEA members and staff, as well as community experts from local universities and organizations.

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Lecture with Dr. André Brock: Black Technical Objects - Policing, Black Men, and 'Bad Data'
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture with Dr. André Brock: Black Technical Objects - Policing, Black Men, and 'Bad Data'

This presentation will trace how Western technoculture employs technology and policy to codify racism. Black men and women become “Black technical objects” subject to brutal policing based upon informational practices derived from Western labor history, Jim Crow vagrancy laws, “broken windows” policing, hip hop, and more.

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NMAI–DC Teacher Workshop: Indigenous Women Warriors: Artists and Activists
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

NMAI–DC Teacher Workshop: Indigenous Women Warriors: Artists and Activists

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

At this teacher workshop, you will talk with Indigenous women activists, such as Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter, Marcy Gilbert, make a journal with Lumbee guest artist, Ashely Minner, and explore the museum’s galleries and contemporary art to deepen your knowledge of Indigenous women’s roles and contributions.

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Data for Black Lives - DMV Meetup
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Data for Black Lives - DMV Meetup

The meetup seeks to reconnect Data for Black Lives conference attendees and to share insights with those who were not able to attend. The meeting will also connect local organizers and activists with scientists and technologists to discuss some of the big issues being faced by community members and how data science can be used to tackle these issues.

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March for Our Schools
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

March for Our Schools

Maryland public schools are underfunded by $2.9 billion annually — an average of $2 million in every school across the state. Students, educators, and schools deserve better. On March 11th, Join March for Our Schools to make sure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school and an equal opportunity for success.

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Film and Discussion: "By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam"
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Film and Discussion: "By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam"

In March 1996, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), an all-star guard for the Denver Nuggets and an African American Muslim convert, was suspended by the NBA for not standing for the national anthem. Tracing his evolution from icon of the American dream to an "un-American foreigner," this timely film documents the history of anti-Muslim racism and xenophobia through the story of one man's spiritual journey turned public trial. 

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