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 […]
Led by our Development Coordinator, Ola, we discuss how writing can be used as a tool for developing empathy.
Led by our Volunteer Manager, David, we revisit the ways in which young people are involved in the work we do here at 826CHI and ways in which we can improve our engagement with and opportunities available to young people according the the Youth Ladder of Participation.
Led by our Creative Coordinator, Gaby, we discuss alternatives to calling the police in our Emergency Action plan.
Topic: Conflict resolution strategies & issues of policing in schools Lead: Jane Serenska, Communications Coordinator, VISTA Resources: “Putting more cops in schools won’t make schools safer, and it will likely inflict a lot of harm” and “Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later” Heads up: In parts of our discussion today, we […]
Topic: Modeling Writing and Vulnerability Lead: Molly Sprayregen Resources: “Create Safety by Modeling Vulnerability” and “Becoming Your Own Expert—Teachers as Writers” Many of us on staff at 826CHI are not in programming, but everyday, all of us are, in various ways, communicating the significance of what we do here and promoting the importance of asking students […]
Topic: The 30 Million Word Gap, deficit mindsets, interpreting data, research biases Lead: Sarah Kokernot Resources: Deja Vu All Over Again and Questioning Payne Led by our Programs Manager, Sarah, the main article we read for this dialogue critiqued a widely-cited and highly influential sociological study on the “word gap” which is said to occur between […]