Teaching Writing During Times of National Trauma

MONTH // February 2019 TOPIC // Teaching Writing During Times of National Trauma RESOURCES // What Teachers Can Do in the Face of National Trauma by Samantha Kobbah, Las Vegas: How do teachers respond when tragedy seeps into classrooms? by Maureen Downey, and How to heal: Creating a trauma writing workshop by Meredith A. Quinn. DISCUSSION LEADER // Molly Sprayregen Molly, our […]

Gender Equity within Third Places

MONTH // January 2019 TOPIC // Gender Equity within Third Places RESOURCES // It’s time to take back third places  by Diana Budds, Gender Analytical Framework by Gender at Work, Gender at Work Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations from the Gender at Work Podcast (optional), and How our education system undermines gender equity by Joseph Cimpian (optional). DISCUSSION LEADER // Natasha Mijares Natasha, our Programs […]

Who Goes to Museums?

MONTH // December 2018 TOPIC // Who goes to museums? RESOURCES // Museums as White Spaces talk by WNYC, How Atlanta’s High Museum Attracted a 45% Non-White Audience  by Seph Rodney, the NEA Infographic: Why Do People Attend the Arts?, and Can Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Louvre Video Change Perceptions of Who Belongs in Museums? by Lisa Ragbir. DISCUSSION LEADER // Waringa Hunja Waringa, our […]

Black Language Shouldn’t Have to Be Muted for White Readers – Arriel Vinson – “Black Language Shouldn’t Have to Be Muted for White Readers”

MONTH // November 2018 TOPIC // Black Language Shouldn’t Have to Be Muted for White Readers RESOURCES // “Black Language Shouldn’t Have to Be Muted for White Readers” by Arriel Vinson, Ted Talk by Jamilia Lyiscott, and “Author Ibi Zoboi Calls Out Racism and Classism in The Wall Street Journal Book Review” by Princess Weekes DISCUSSION LEADER // Maria Villiarreal, Director […]

Diversity Gap in Children’s Books – Christopher Myers – “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature”

MONTH // September 2018 TOPIC // Diversity Gap in Children’s Books RESOURCES // “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature” by Christopher Myers, “The Diversity Gap in Children’s Book Publishing” by Lee and Low, “Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books” by Walter Dean Myers  DISCUSSION LEADER // Tyler, Operations Manager Led by our Operations Manager, Tyler, we will discuss the lack of […]