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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 […]


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 […]