R(ED) Table Talk: Experiencing Black Joy & Womanhood
University of Michigan School of Education—Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action (2021)
A dialogue facilitated by Black women to highlight the voices of Black women in higher education and K-12 schools. We explore the intersections of their gender, racial, and professional identities. The panel includes Mimi Owusu, second-year doctoral student in Educational Studies; Jessyca Matthews, Michigan high school teacher; Dr. Maisie Gholson, Assistant Professor in Educational Studies; Alyssa Brandon, TeachingWorks Communications Coordinator; and Anna Almore, second-year doctoral student in the Joint Program in English & Education. They discuss their views on the field of education, as well as the importance of self-care and community.
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Communications Manager, TeachingWorks; Adjunct Lecturer in Educational Studies
Associate Professor, Marsal Family School of Education
Watch a video of this discussion and grow your awareness of local Black history, residential patterns of segregation, integration and gentrification, and schooling experiences of access, discrimination and activism.
A showcase celebrating Black Trans and Queer artists.
Use the resources below to access ways you can teach and learn for liberation or support orgs doing this work in ways that affirm, celebrate, and see the lives of Black LGBTQIA2S+ people.
Watch a video of this panel featuring student activists from South Africa and the U.S. discussing how to sustain student movements in the face of repression.
Celebrate yourself and the community we live and work in. Use these ideas, suggestions, and connections to craft new and creative ways to love who you are.