September Community Conversation on Race
Our September gathering (via Zoom) will continue the conversation begun in August about racism and education in America. Whereas our conversation last month focused on historical injustice and inequality and de-segregation, this month we'll try to focus in particular on current issues related to COVID as well as the Black Lives Matter movement.
Before our gathering, we ask that you read these articles and highlight things you wish to discuss--participants will direct the conversation!
School official under fire for Black Lives Matter support: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/bs-md-queen-annes-schools-black-lives-matter-controversy-20200806-7mf5wqnly5bmzigkgfvwcdxqki-story.html
In 2020, we must demand a Black Education Agenda: https://www.theroot.com/in-2020-we-must-demand-a-black-education-agenda-1840851840
Education After COVID-19 Cannot Be Reimagined Without A Racial Justice Plan: https://www.forbes.com/sites/colinseale/2020/05/27/education-after-covid-19-cannot-be-reimagined-without-a-racial-justice-plan/#5c421cc545ee
Reimagining Schools in the Midst of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: tulsakids.com/reimagining-schools-in-the-midst-of-covid-19-and-black-lives-matter/
And you might want to revisit this article from last month that we didn't get much chance to discuss, about how "pandemic pods" of homeschooling parents replicate White Flight: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/22/huge-problem-with-education-pandemic-pods-suddenly-popping-up/Date: 09/13/2020 (Sun.) Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT Location: Zoom Meeting