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Subject: Mark Your Calendars! Events for Social Justice Educators


2022-23 School Year Events


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Upcoming Events



Teaching for Change and partnering organizations will be hosting a variety of interactive workshops and weeks of action in the coming months.


See our schedule of upcoming events below and register for one (or all) today! We offer PD certificates to participating educators for all workshops, teach-ins, and curriculum fairs. 



Indigenous Peoples' Day Curriculum Teach-In




12:00PM – 3:00PM ET / 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change will host an online teach-in with keynote speaker Rebecca Nagle and interactive workshops, including:


·     Exploring American Indigenous History in the 20th Century with Indian No More

·     Exploring Indigenous History, Resilience, and Community with The People Shall Continue

·     Indigenous Central America

·     Pipeline Protests: Putting Climate Civil Disobedience Into the Curriculum

·     Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

·     Teaching Treaties: Fort Wayne and the Coming of the War of 1812

·     The Tulsa Race Massacre and Black-Native History in Oklahoma


Professional development credits provided. ASL interpretation for keynote and selected sessions. Registration cost is $10. Each registrant who attends the teach-in will receive a children’s book by mail following the event.  





Teach Central America Week



OCTOBER 3–9, 2022


In 2019, Teaching for Change launched Teach Central America Week to encourage and support teaching about Central America during Latinx Heritage Month. We have collected lessonsbooklistsbiographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers. Read about past weeks here.





Teach the Black Freedom Struggle Online Classes




7:00PM – 8:30PM ET / 4:00PM – 5:30PM PT


These classes offer the chance to learn directly from leading historians and to meet peers from across the country. Upcoming speakers include:


·     September 12, 2022: Alaina Roberts on Black Freedom on Native Land

·     October 17, 2022: Ashley Farmer on Queen Mother Audley Moore

·     November 14, 2022: Matt Delmont on African Americans and World War II

·     December 12, 2022: Bryan Stevenson on the History of Racial Terror in the United States

·     February 6, 2023: Jeanne Theoharis on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Book and Documentary




2023 Black Lives Matter at School Curriculum Fair




11:30AM – 2:30PM ET / 8:30AM – 11:30AM PT


Mark your calendars for our sixth annual Black Lives Matter at School Curriculum Fair. Learn from and collaborate with educators in workshops designed to uplift the13 guiding principles and national demands of Black Lives Matter at School. 




2023 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action



FEBRUARY 6–10, 2023


From February 6–10, 2023, Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, D.C. area educators, and community members will collaborate on the sixth annual D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.





New Documentary Films Streaming


LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered


On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington, D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, this film weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion. Streaming starts October 6, 2022 on PBS, America Reframed.




The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks


Based on the bestselling biography of the same name by Jeanne Theoharis, this documentary depicts Rosa Parks’ life-long dedication to justice. The film chronicles her childhood, her activism before and during the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott, her work for Congressman John Conyers in Detroit, and her involvement in many causes, such as voting rights, anti-apartheid, reparations, fair housing, women’s rights, and the fight against police violence. Streaming starts October 19, 2022, on Peacock.




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