Event on 6/23/2020 - Resources from Chat

Teaching, Leading, and Learning for Democracy in the Context of COVID-19 and Systemic Injustice

Tuesday, May 23, 2020

Resources and Key Ideas Shared Via the Chat Room

·         https://www.thebodypro.com/article/white-people-resigning-leadership?ap…

·         enrollmentfeedback@schools.nyc.gov

·         https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opinion/george-floyd-anti-blackness…

·         Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School by Mica Pollock

·         Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris

·         We Want More than to Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

·         Race, Class and Gender in the United States, 11th edition, by Paula Rothenberg

·         Building on Darwin and Lourdes comments regarding the relationship between capitalism and slavery:  Stephen Steinberg’s The Ethnic Myth provides an in-depth, historical analysis/commentary on this topic

·         For thought-provoking discussions of how young children develop ideas about race and ethnicity, Patricia Ramsey has written extensively on this.  https://www.mtholyoke.edu/people/patricia-ramsey

·         In response to question about studying whiteness:  https://gse.berkeley.edu/zeus-leonardo

·         Here is another opportunity to participate in a policy-driven program: the Algebra Project (led by Bob Moses) is leading an effort to make quality education a constitutional right, building on the recent court decision by the 6th Circuit (https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2020/06/10/right-literacy-ru… City Technology has been asked to co-sponsor a Town Hall on this issue on July 9. See https://atownhallmeeting.splashthat.com/. My email is benenson@ccny.cuny.edu if you would like more info.

·         Here is the information of Paul Forbes, the Executive Director of Educational Equity, Anti-Bias & Diversity - Office of Equity and Access https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulforbes718

·         Things that folks are saying and that I’m thinking about given Terri Watson’s call to take more explicit action. We could join others in:

o   Giving up power/seats (esp. white folks)

o   Joining an anti-racist movement that moves us

o   Training all higher ed teachers in anti-racist teaching approaches

o   Training all student-teachers in anti-racist teaching approaches

o   Lobbying for policies and funding for hiring more black teachers

o   Hiring more diverse (racial, cultural, ability, national, etc.) teachers

o   Reworking our expectations for the use of white standardized English

o   Taking down standardized testing

o   Lobbying against segregation in NYC public schools

o   Developing programs for the community

·         Resources for those who work with young children and families:  https://highqualityearlylearning.org/learning-talking-about-racism/

·         Summary of the comments made via the chat room: Initiatives that focus on:

o   Policies that the college can adopt

o   Things that the School of Education can do to better support minoritized students who want to become teachers—both internally and externally

o   How we can advocate with the NYC DOE

o   How we can support children to get access to more opportunities and to get them to see and build on their strengths.