Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development

 

Do you know or are a parent raising Black or Brown children and are not sure how to best support your kids in developing healthy racial and ethnic identities? If so, I’m super excited to share with you this ground-breaking 4 day series I’ve recently revamped that aims to heal families of color from the harms of racism and discrimination and provide them with tools and strategies they can take to raise liberated youth.  Continue reading “Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development”

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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.)

From Starbucks to Schoolyards: Calling the Cops for Being Black is Nothing New

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Christina Hale-Elliott is a mother of three and an education equity coach. She works with school districts, teacher education programs, and parent advocacy groups across the country to promote equitable student outcomes through the use of culturally responsive education. Christina received her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University and has been in the field of social justice education for nearly 20 years. Follow her on twitter @C_HaleElliott.

Black Excellence

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Khalilah received her Masters of Education in Secondary English & her Masters of Educational Leadership from Long Island University. She is the founder of CREAD: Culturally Responsive Educators of the African Diaspora with the mission of supporting teachers, parents & community members in ensuring the positive racial identity development through education of young people of the diaspora. She is also the co-founder of Decolonizing Education Publishing, Khalilah considers herself a cultural ambassador, producer, & researcher. She works across the country as an anti racist & educational equity coach, curriculum developer, & consultant.

Shifting the Conversation Away from Thanksgiving

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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.

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.

To My Black Son’s Future Teacher: See My Child

To My Black Son’s Future Teacher,

As the new school year approaches and I prepare to entrust my child once again to a teacher (whom I am uncertain has been trained in how to best support the intellectual and psychological growth of children of color), I begin to think about what I want for my child. I keep coming back to one outstanding desire: that you see my child. Continue reading “To My Black Son’s Future Teacher: See My Child”

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Christina Hale-Elliott is a mother of three and an education equity coach. She works with school districts, teacher education programs, and parent advocacy groups across the country to promote equitable student outcomes through the use of culturally responsive education. Christina received her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University and has been in the field of social justice education for nearly 20 years. Follow her on twitter @C_HaleElliott.

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.)