You're Invited: Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching

In this four-part series, we’ll investigate the ways in which racism, mental health, history, and education intersect, and discuss how media and media literacy can be used as tools to deepen our understanding, turn knowledge into action, and create immediate, positive change in the fight against anti-Black racism in education.  
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Episode 1: Deepening Understanding -- Systemic Racism’s Impact on Education
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM ET

This one-hour discussion will examine history and the effects of systemic racism on education, how we have come to understand it and the role educators can play to actively disrupt and dismantle these harmful systems. 

Episode 2: Affirming Identities -- The Content We Teach
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM ET

In this episode, we’ll explore what stories are being told, who is doing the telling, and why. This conversation will focus on the impact that systemic racism and white supremacy have had historically on curricula, teacher perspective, and teacher practice, and the actions we can take to more carefully assess the content, and consider the impact it’s having on our students.

Episode 3: Mental Health -- Centering Our Learners 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM ET

This conversation will center learners, focusing on the importance of our role as educators and how what we teach affirms or invalidates identities of learners and people in our world. We will consider the impact on the past, immediate, and future mental health of our students, and explore how systemic racism undermines our own mental health and how that impact seeps into our classrooms through our practice.

Episode 4: Designing a Path Forward
Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 PM ET

Uprooting systemic racism and fostering liberation takes continuous and intentional action. In this conversation we’ll discuss tools, practices and frameworks to which we can hold ourselves and our peers accountable, while also protecting our own mental health and building trusting effective partnerships with our peers and colleagues. 
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