Sadly our time together as an amazing intellectual think-tank for racial justice in education is coming to a close. Meeting #4 took place on Wednesday and the conversation was hotter than ever. We touched on issues from anger at the corporate reform movement to testing to project-based learning to talking with our colleagues about the importance of recognizing white privilege and racial-bias in every aspect of educating children. Whew! It was intense.
Thank you to all who participated. A shout out to Jason Javier-Watson who came to every single meeting! And another shout out to Tomika, Delilah and Sheila for facilitation. And finally a shout out to everyone who brought snacks because they were so tasty.
Attached are a couple pictures from the last meeting and a mind map that illustrates some of the things we created. Please email me if you would like to protest photos of you being posted. I will take it down. (Just FYI, mind-mapping is something I use with my students which is especially great for doodlers, but it takes a little training to help them get and connect all the main points. The end result is always powerful.)