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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 […]


Martha Jones on Black Women in the Fight for Voting Rights


On Monday, February 21, 2022, historian Martha S. Jones will speak about the role of Black women in the long and ongoing fight for voting rights. Thanks to a donation from the publisher, our Zinn Education Project will raffle 20 copies of the new paperback edition of Jones’ book Vanguard:  How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won […]

Vikki Law on Myths About Mass Incarceration


On Monday, March 14, 2022, journalist Victoria Law will address prison resistance and myths about incarceration. Victoria Law is a journalist who researches and writes about incarceration, gender, and resistance. She is the author of “Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, and the co-author of Prison by Any […]

WSU Interdisciplinary Social Justice Conference (WSU SJCon)


“Re-storying” Social Justice: Constructing Coalition at the Intersections of Theory, Community, Positionality, and Practice Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th, 2022 Washington State University - Virtually over Zoom Wayne Au — a Professor in the School of Educational Studies at University of Washington Bothell and an Editorial Board Member of Rethinking Schools — will […]

Johanna Fernández on the Young Lords


On Monday, April 25, 2022, author and teacher Johanna Fernández will speak about the history of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panther Party. The dialogue will highlight the multiracial dimensions, innovative urban strategies, and global solidarities of the Black Freedom Struggle. Johanna Fernández is associate professor of History at Baruch College of […]

Kidada E. Williams “Seizing Freedom”


On Monday, May 9, 2022, author Kidada E. Williams will speak with Jesse Hagopian about two seasons of Seizing Freedom, a Black history podcast that tells stories “drawn from archives of voices from American history that have been muted time and time again.” Kidada E. Williams is the author of They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies […]

Kelly Lytle Hernández on the 1910 Mexican Revolution


Monday June 6, 2022: Kelly Lytle Hernández on the 1910 Mexican Revolution Kelly Lytle Hernández will speak about the magonistas, a group of agitators who challenged Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century. As noted in the description of her new book, Bad Mexicans, “Their cross-border insurgency, launched from U.S. soil, was a landmark revolt […]

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Rethinking Schools editors Bill Bigelow and Ursula Wolfe Rocca will be presenting together at the virtual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education. Save the date and stay tuned for more details!


Conference to Restore Humanity!

Join the Human Restoration Project's (HRP) virtual Conference to Restore Humanity! July 25-28, 2022. Designed for K-12 and college educators to center the needs of students and educators toward a praxis of social justice. Featuring Dr. Henry Giroux, Dr. Denisha Jones, and tracks on disrupting discriminatory linguistics, ending carceral pedagogy, building for neurodiversity, and promoting […]