The intersection of racism and education
At the end of July, more than 40 community members came together online with Interfaith staff to learn about and reflect on how racism impacts education as part of the Learn.Reflect.Act. summer series. Participants read, watched or listened to curated media then joined in conversation on what challenged (or confirmed) their existing beliefs and knowledge, and how we might continue to explore and act on this together. This insightful discussion was one step we are taking together to learn about and confront racism. We hope you take the opportunity to engage with some of the resources linked here and stay with us in the conversations.
- Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools filmed conversation with thought leaders, educators and authors Bettina Love, Gholdy Muhammed and Dena Simmons (90 minutes)
- Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment episode from Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast (30 minutes)
- Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools book (272 pages) by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond
- Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School book (303 pages) by Monique W. Morris and the author’s TED Talk (13 minutes)
- Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School book (389 pages) by Mica Pollock and a Q&A with the author