At the end of last year, I gave birth to my first baby. V is smart, happy, + beautiful. The future for V is beaming with possibilities + will most definitely be filled with the love of parents, grandparents, family, + friends. In addition to all of this, racism has a hold on my newborn […]
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Decolonizing Education. It brought you here today. It prompted you to wake up early on a Saturday when you have other commitments and obligations. It will prompt you to engage with other educators today on why and how we must shift the way we teach, think, and act with even our youngest babies. Decolonizing Education […]
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On June 30th, 2017, Natalie Zwerger, the Director of the NYU Center for Strategic Solutions, sat down with 3 parent advocates and activists to explore the complexities of school integration. Barbara Gross is a Principal Associate for Community Organizing and Engagement with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. She is a White woman and mother. […]
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On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Shaun King, writer and civil rights activist, wrote this on Facebook, “Today has been, without a doubt, one of the most despicably inhumane days in my lifetime as an American citizen. Grievously inhumane. This day will go down in history as a deeply unethical, unnecessary, unconstitutional day of pain and […]
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Since the election, we have worked with educators around the country to strategize how to negotiate their roles working with our kids during times when we are navigating a space that has both surfaced some deep historical surges of hate and violence and ignited some unprecedented uncertainty… when our country will be run by a […]
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We were having a lively debate with a colleague the other day about whether systems of oppression continue to thrive because of individuals with malintent or if there is something beyond the individual at play- a more insidious normalcy and embeddedness that essentially sustains systems of oppression with or without individual action. We were arguing […]
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