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  • A Call for Social Justice Resources—and Reviews!

     Nicole updated 1 week ago 3 Members · 9 Posts
  • Alfred

    Moderator
    November 5, 2020 at 5:02 am

    For my fellow educators, what are your top 3-5 resources you’d recommend to teach students about social justice? Feel free to add a brief reflection/review.

  • silvia

    Administrator
    November 6, 2020 at 3:38 am
    • silvia

      Administrator
      November 6, 2020 at 3:39 am

      @asolis do you got some good ones?

      • Alfred

        Moderator
        November 17, 2020 at 7:54 am

        @silvia I recommend checking out the campaigns currently on the Zinn Education Project https://www.zinnedproject.org/about/campaigns/ They do an amazing job challenging false narratives where traditional curriculum is biased.

        I also highly recommend checking out the This Is Our Chance Film Festival https://our-chance.com/ The virtual film festival was about the intersection of race, education, and youth empowerment. The films and shorts are still available. Each of the weekly themes has conversation guides and curated resources.

        Check out BLM at School https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/curriculum.html These crowdsources lessons and activities provide students with the vocabulary and tools need to take action.

  • Nicole

    Administrator
    November 10, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Honestly, I think learning an unbiased history about your community or a community of people that you’re looking to support is a great start. I also believe books are a great place to begin. My current recommendations include:

    • Stamped from the Beginning By Dr. Kendi X Ibram

    • An American and Latinx History of the United States (I’m currently reading this book now :D) by Paul Ortiz

    • Savage Inequalities – Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol

    • A People’s History of the United States by Dr. Howard Zinn

    • Alfred

      Moderator
      November 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for posting @nwilliamsnola . I have the first book on your list. Kendi’s Prologue in Stamped from the Beginning is a great place to start. James Baldwin’s writing speaks to me, especially The Fire Next Time. I think watching the Baldwin-Buckley debate can also be an entry point for students, since it has lost none of its relevance. https://youtu.be/5Tek9h3a5wQ

      • Nicole

        Administrator
        November 19, 2020 at 10:44 pm

        I absolutely loved your inclusion of the Baldwin-Buckley debate because I literally just rewatched it two weeks ago. The last time I watched the video, it was on VHS and I was watching at a local community book store (Community Book Center in New Orleans) to be specific. I think this is a great place to start! Thank you so much for sharing this gem!

        • Alfred

          Moderator
          November 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

          @nwilliamsnola You probably have already watched or know about the HBO Special, Between the World and Me. It’s based on the 2018 adaptation and staging of the book at the Apollo Theater, the special combines elements of the Apollo’s production, including powerful readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, and incorporates documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation. It’s streaming for free Thanksgiving Weekend! https://www.hbo.com/specials/between-the-world-and-me

          I watched it a couple days ago and took my time.

          • Nicole

            Administrator
            November 25, 2020 at 6:50 pm

            @asolis Thank you! I’ve read the book but was unaware of the HBO special! I know what I’ll be watching this weekend! Appreciate you sharing this with me!

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