Teaching for Black Lives is a direct response to the movement for Black lives and recognizes that anti-Black racism constructs Black people and Blackness as undeserving of equal or humane treatment in society. The book’s authors reject and resist this construct by providing educators with critical perspectives on how schools perpetuate anti-Blackness, and offers educators concrete examples of what it looks like to humanize Black people in curriculum, teaching, and policy. Join Jesse Hagopian, Dyan Watson, and Renée Watson in discussion as they illuminate how teachers can connect the Teaching for Black Lives curriculum to young people’s lives and highlight the potential in encouraging and supporting student activism and collective action.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.
Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037