Sep 24, 2018
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Teaching for Black Lives
Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (International District)

This event is sold out. There will be a standby line at the door.


Local educators and activists feel that Black students’ minds and bodies are under attack. That’s why they created Teaching for Black Lives, a handbook for creating the sweeping reform of our education system and equitable teaching strategies for Black students. The editors of this collection join us on Town Hall’s stage to read excerpts and call us to action to dismantle stereotypes and the school-to-prison pipeline. They call for educators everywhere to engage Black students in self-reflection and develop a curriculum that emphasizes community activism and social transformation. Sit in for these critical discussions of the ways we can improve the environment of education for Black students and communities in our nation and fight marginalization in our classrooms.

Dyan Watson is a member of the Rethinking Schools executive board, as well as the social studies coordinator for the secondary program in teacher education at Lewis & Clark.

Jesse Hagopian teaches ethnic studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School where he is also co-adviser to the Black Student Union.

Wayne Au is a former public high school social studies and language arts teacher, as well as a professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell campus.

To learn more about these speakers and the Teaching for Black Lives collection, click here.

These editors will be joined by several student speakers for a collaborative conversation.

FREE for youth 22 and under.


Presented by Town Hall Seattle

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