How come almost all of the books we read in school have characters that don’t look like me? The Story Behind Why I Created a Culturally Responsive, Social Justice Curriculum for Elementary Students

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Kathy Lebron is a former Social Action Teacher and School Culture Coach with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the Hunter College School of Education. She is a lover of education, social liberation and travel. She developed a social justice and culturally responsive curriculum for elementary students and her goal is to help educators, families and students use education as a vehicle to produce transformational social change for all people.

The Decolonization of the Caribbean: Q & A to Bring Into Your Classrooms About Today’s Struggle

To help our ourselves & youth we teach understand why Puerto Rico and the sister islands of the Caribbean have been so devastated by Hurricane Maria, we have to understand the history, politics, and systems in place that allowed for this to happen in the first place. Environmental disasters are going to happen because that’s nature, but there’s nothing “natural” to just how devastating their impacts can be on the people, animals, and communities they hit.  The following are some questions and answers that will hopefully provide educators & students with the historical facts surrounding the humanitarian crisis that is now looming in Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean islands, and is impacting many of our kids and their families as we speak. Continue reading “The Decolonization of the Caribbean: Q & A to Bring Into Your Classrooms About Today’s Struggle”

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Hiram Rivera is an organizer and former director of the Philadelphia Student Union. He is a native of New Haven, CT and has spent the past two decades working on issues of Juvenile & Education Justice and Police Reform in Connecticut, New York City and now Philadelphia.

Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?

Ok, so where do I begin with the shortest, yet heaviest book I’ve ever read? Let’s begin with a brief synopsis.  Momma, Did You Hear the News is a children’s book about a ten year old boy, Avery, who has become frantic after hearing and watching stories on the news about the murders of unarmed Black men by police. Continue reading “Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?”

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

Fare of the Free Child Podcast: Interview with MRM Founder, Chemay

Check out my interview with the fabulous author, life coach, and unschooling guru Akilah S. Richards. I had a blast talking with Akilah and look forward to coming back on her show in the future!  I’ve shared Akilah’s work in the past, but in case you’ve missed it, check out her website and subscribe to her really informative podcasts that explore ways parents and caregivers can engage in the healthy liberation of their Black and Brown children.

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education

I’m excited to share with you all a newly published book by a colleague of mine, Dr. Bree Picower!  Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counter Narratives of Critical Practice is a compilation of stories from socially conscious educators of Color sharing their experiences and approaches towards advancing racial justice.  Check out the original description below:

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

Run Toward Fear: Millennial Activism & Social Justice in the Trump Era

The Division of Institutional Equity & Inclusion at Connecticut College is hosting a Town Hall discussion open FREE to the public.  This is a great civic opportunity for educators and parents to attend with their older kids. See flyer for details.

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

Take Action: Stop DAPL!

Trump signed an executive order to advance construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through sacred land and essential waters. Continue reading “Take Action: Stop DAPL!”

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)