Filtering by: General Event
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Apr
13
to Apr 22

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.

View Event →
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.

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

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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →

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.

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?

Filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede's critically acclaimed documentary, What Happened 2 Chocolate City examines how gentrification is changing Black communities as told through the lenses of three generations of Washingtonians. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and guests follows the screening.

View Event →
Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality  with Dr.Jack Schneider
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality with Dr.Jack Schneider

  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jack Schneider is a professor at Massachusetts Univ. He has done extensive work on ways to measure school quality beyond the test scores. He will describe what they have done with the Massachusetts Consortium to expand the measures and also broaden the way we think about quality in schools to better reflect the values we have.

View Event →
Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Documented: The Community Blackboard is a site-specific, interactive and transformative artwork by Muriel Hasbun. This thoughtful exhibition asks the public to post their family photos, documents and to write their own migration story onto the gallery walls, promoting coexistence, creativity, remembrance, respect, and dialogue beyond borders.

View Event →
Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

East City Bookshop presents New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson with National Book Award Winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Speak. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning December 7th. 

View Event →
Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance

  • African-American Civil War Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the SNCC Legacy Project to celebrate and remember James Forman. The program includes a panel of SNCC veterans and features James Forman Jr., winner of the this year’s Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. There will also be video, music and song, and refreshments.

View Event →