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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

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. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

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Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth

Speak Truth seminars bring students together from schools across the District to discuss and examine contemporary social justic issues. Join us on February 7, for a special Black Lives Matter Speak Truth, where both students and adults are invited to promote authentic, intergenerational dialogue about race & society.

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Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair

Please join us for a curriculum fair for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Teachers will have the opportunity to browse books and lessons related to the BLM at School Week of Action, participate in mini-workshops and table discussions, and receive a FREE book for use in their classroom.

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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

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. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

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Love Poems to Black Women: An Open Mic Night
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Love Poems to Black Women: An Open Mic Night

Join artists and community members in celebration of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools for an evening of expression and advocacy. Artists are encouraged to connect their work to the national Black Lives Matter Week of Action principle of celebrating Black women and girlhood or any other theme connected to the Movement for Black Lives.

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Debate of the Century: “One of the biggest threats to education today is school segregation.”
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Debate of the Century: “One of the biggest threats to education today is school segregation.”

Join Debates of the Century on Wednesday, February 7, in Washington, D.C., as Professor Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University and Dr. Howard Fuller of Marquette University debate how we should tackle segregation in education policy. The debate will be moderated by John B. King, Jr., former secretary of education in the Obama administration.

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Film, Discussion, and More: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Feb
7
11:30 AM11:30

Film, Discussion, and More: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. 

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POSTPONED: Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

POSTPONED: Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE AND TIME COMING SOON!

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Doors open for a Mass Meeting on Monday, February 5 at 6:00 PM.

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D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share

  • Payden Academic Center at Trinity Washington University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prior to the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools we will host two curriculum share events. At each of these events, educators from the D.C. area will be able to get lesson plans, share their lesson ideas, address questions and concerns they might have about teaching Black Lives Matter guiding principles. Educators will leave the curriculum share with lessons and lots of instructional resources they can use to teach during the week of action! 

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D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share

  • Inspired Teaching Demonstration School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prior to the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools we will host two curriculum share events. At each of these events, educators from the D.C. area will be able to get lesson plans, share their lesson ideas, address questions and concerns they might have about teaching Black Lives Matter guiding principles. Educators will leave the curriculum share with lessons and lots of instructional resources they can use to teach during the week of action! 

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