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Online Class About Rosa Parks with Jeanne Theoharis

On Jan. 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET, the Zinn Education Project will host a Teach the Black Freedom Struggle people’s history class with Professor Jeanne Theoharis, who will speak about Rosa Parks’ activism prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, her trip to the Highlander Folk School, and the decades she dedicated to […]

Teacher Unions and Social Justice Online Book Launch and Discussion

Join Teacher Unions and Social Justice co-editors Jesse Hagopian, Michael Charney, and Bob Peterson along with contributors Michelle Gunderson and Arlene Inouye for the launch of a new Rethinking Schools book on the promise of social justice teacher unionism. >> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Editors and contributors will participate in a 75-minute conversation about building […]

Using Restorative Practices in Schools

The Wisconsin Education Association Council Invites you to "Using Restorative Practices in Schools." Restorative Practices values relationships and is centered on creating a sustainable community of engaged learners through the implementation of classroom circles. This 6-week course is interactive and reflective as evidenced in powerful group chats, didactic discussion, and reflective personal writing. Participants will […]

Renée Watson and Elizabeth Acevedo Discusses Love is a Revolution

About the Event  Renee Watson is a New York Times bestselling writer, educator, Rethinking Schools contributor and community activist. Her children's and young adult novels have won several awards and entertained countless readers around the world. So we are excited and honored to be hosting the launch event for Renee Watson's newest book Love is […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]

Navigating Turbulent Waters: Back-to-School Organizing


REGISTER HERE About the Event As educators and students go back to school this fall, they face multiple crises: a still-raging pandemic, right-wing censorship of educational content, and — despite billions in federal aid — a chronic lack of funding. Join us as we hear from union leaders, teachers, and community activists about how they are […]

Online Class on The Kaepernick Effect with Dave Zirin

On November 8, 2021, author Dave Zirin — the people’s sports writer—will join educator Jesse Hagopian in dialogue for the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history class to discuss his new book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. The Zinn Education Project is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change. This […]

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

On Monday, December 6, The Zinn Education Project is hosting Jarvis Givens for a talk on his book Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching in conversation with Jesse Hagopian and Cierra Kaler-Jones. The current assault on critical race theory and antiracist pedagogy by right-wing is unintelligible without the insights offered in Fugitive Pedagogy and […]

Martin Luther King on the “Unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”


On Monday, January 10, 2022, Historian Jeanne Theoharis will shed light on Dr. King’s longstanding critique of police brutality for the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history class. Join and learn more about his ideas about U.S. structural racism and how northern ghettos functioned as a “system of internal colonialism” where police […]