Proud BPP Cub. Activist. Educator. Was a student @ #NidhamuSasa, Overbrook HS & in Qom, Iran. 1/4 of the @8BlackHands1 Founded: @fellowshipbmec @CenterBlackEdPhillys7thward.org West Philly & its suburbs Joined April 2011
We have teachers out here exclaiming (over and over again), “They don’t even understand how to….” Or “these kids can’t.” This thinking will never move us forward.
It’s not them, it’s you. Try a different approach (or many) AFTER you unpack your own biases.
For insights on how schools can foster more welcoming environments for Black teachers, @CenterBlackEd and @teachplus engaged experts: Black educators themselves. Their recommendations are key in the effort to build a teaching force that reflects students. bit.ly/2Z9UlQC
Listen to #DrKing- to his interviews,sermons and speeches, including "I Have A Dream," and you'll see that he wholeheartedly believed in #CriticalRaceTheory! And as the ol' Negro spiritual goes:
"If it's good enough for Martin, it's good enough for me!
🔔PHILADELPHIA VOTERS🔔 #VoteEarlyDay is coming up on October 23!
Here's how to celebrate:
🔗Head to VoteEarlyDay.org
🔎 Learn when/how to vote early in your local election
🗓 Cast your ballot on or before Vote Early Day (10/23)
🗳 Remind 3 friends to vote early too!
Meet Avery Collins-Byrd, a 1st year at @UCLA studying visual arts. Avery has spoken publicly about the importance of diverse schools lessons that are affirming of all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are here for that🙌 @OurTurnNatl@TeenVogue@alliance4youth@stu_voice
Listen as Dr. Morales talks through "Navigating the In-Between: The Hypervisibility, yet Invisibility, of the Latinx Educator" at #Evolución2021 .
There is still time to register to participate in her breakout and so much more!
Register here: crowdcast.io/e/evo2021/regi…#LEC
My mentee recently reminded me of that time when I was invited (actually pressured) to attend a diversity awards dinner at Cipriani for my former employer and when picture time came, I-being one of the few Black faculty-was forced to stand in the middle and front of the photo.
#OnThisDay in 1960, Dr. King and 51 fellow protestors were arrested in Atlanta for refusing to leave their seats at downtown lunch counters. What attracted so many students to join the sit-in movement? Learn more: comca.st/3FNkAga
When I was a kid, Indigenous history and culture wasn’t taught in school – we felt invisible.
But Minnesota is changing that for our young people by investing $1.3 million to teach the true history of Indigenous People.
Students deserve to learn it.