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How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America with Clint Smith

May 10, 2021: How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America | Clint Smith is a poet, staff writer at The Atlantic, and teaches writing and literature in the D.C. Central Detention Facility. Smith, in conversation with Cierra Kaler-Jones, will talk about his new book, How the Word Is Passed, an examination of how monuments […]

The Black Panthers You Didn’t Learn About in School With Jesse Hagopian

  The Black Panther Party was one of the most important organizations in the history of the Black freedom struggle and yet its legacy has been deeply distorted in American history textbooks. In some textbooks, the Panthers are barely mentioned and in others, they are maligned as anti-White and the cause for the demise of […]

Rhythm and Resistance: A Conversation About Teaching and Writing Poetry

Join award-winning author, Renée Watson, and Rethinking Schools editor, Linda Christensen, for a conversation about teaching and writing poetry. They will discuss creating generative spaces for students to take risks as writers, finding poetry models that move students into writing, as well as tough questions about revising and grading poetry. Dyan Watson, Rethinking Schools editor, will introduce the evening.

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