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Teaching for Black Lives During the Rebellion

August 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CDT


Join Teaching for Black Lives co-editors Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au for an urgent discussion on teaching and organizing for racial and economic justice in our schools during the rebellion.

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Dyan Watson is a former high school teacher and teacher educator. Currently, she serves as the Director for Inclusion at the Oregon Episcopal School and is a Rethinking Schools editor. Some of her works include: Teaching for Black Lives, Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, and Rethinking Elementary Education. 

Jesse Hagopian teaches Ethnic Studies and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School in Seattle. He is a Rethinking Schools editor, the co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives, the co-editor of the forthcoming book, Black Lives Matter at School, and editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.

Wayne Au is a professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. He is a long-time Rethinking Schools editor, editor of Rethinking Multicultural Education, co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives, and author of A Marxist Education: Learning to Change the World.


Cierra Kaler-Jones is the Education Anew Fellow at Teaching for Change and Communities for Just Schools Fund. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work examines how Black girls use arts-based practices as forms of expression, resistance, and identity development.

This event is hosted by Rethinking Schools and sponsored by Teaching for Change

Participants will need access to Zoom. Register for the Zoom link and a 25% Rethinking Schools book and magazine discount code.

The recording will be available on our Youtube channel. 


August 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CDT