Climate Strike DC
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Climate Strike DC

On September 20, 2019, young people will kick off a worldwide week of action with an international strike. September 20th will be the largest mass mobilization for climate action in human history. This time, adults will be joining the youth-led call for climate action to demand world leaders take meaningful steps to address this crisis with the urgency it requires.

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Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar – Fall 2019
Sep
20
9:00 PM21:00

Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar – Fall 2019

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.

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2019 Américas Award
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Américas Award

  • Thomas Jefferson Building - Library of Congress (map)
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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.

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Latinx Literature Open House
Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Latinx Literature Open House

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.

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Jorge Argueta Author Talk
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

Jorge Argueta Author Talk

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.

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SNCC Legacy Project 60th Anniversary Conference
Apr
16
to Apr 20

SNCC Legacy Project 60th Anniversary Conference

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.

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Author Event - Ed Morales: Fantasy Island
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event - Ed Morales: Fantasy Island

The tragedy of US involvement in Puerto Rico, tracing the decades of economic and political exploitation that led to the debt crisis, hobbled the hurricane recovery efforts, and forced the island into a state of despair. In Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, & the Betrayal of Puerto Rico, journalist Ed Morales uncovers the roots of the crisis.

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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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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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Mary McLeod Bethune 144th Anniversary Book Talk
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mary McLeod Bethune 144th Anniversary Book Talk

  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Author Rebecca Tuuri, PhD will discuss her recent book, Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, highlighting the National Council of Negro Women’s behind-the-scenes efforts fighting racism, poverty, and sexism in the late twentieth century.

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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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Juneteenth in DC Festival
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Juneteenth in DC Festival

  • 2500 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)
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Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation.

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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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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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Resisting Hate Discussion and Reception
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Resisting Hate Discussion and Reception

Join the National Women’s Law Center for a conversation on Arjun Sethi’s book American Hate: Survivors Speak Out and the effects of harassment, discrimination, and violence on not only those whose stories he collected, but also on our society at large, and how the legal community – and all of our communities – can be on the front lines of combating and resisting hate.

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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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The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in D.C.
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in D.C.

Join Learn Together, Live Together as we commemorate Bolling and elevate the history of school diversity and equity in DC. This community event will explore the history and present context of school diversity, foster conversations on how to address issues of inequity, and develop next steps for creating a cohesive vision and movement for diverse, equitable, and inclusive schools for all students in DC.  Light refreshments and childcare provided.

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