"Our purpose is to educate ourselves and our members about the many issues around inequalities and inequities in our world today. Once we begin the journey of learning, we can begin to find solutions to these inequities, both in ourselves and our own lives, and in the lives of those around us." 

- Amanda Scott, committee member 

For more information or to get involved, contact Sarah Markey. Email Sarah

Black Lives Matter at School Week

February 4-9, 2019

NEA Ed Justice – the online hub for all things social and racial in the Association – ran digital ads targeted to younger educators, students and allies in Black Lives Matter at School Week.

Resources: https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-at-school/

Pledge to grow the movement for racial justice in education!


Pledge takers receive a free download of the very popular “BLM at School!” poster  https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-at-school-poster/.

Printed and pdf versions of the “BLM at School!” poster are available for members/Affiliates participating in actions around BLM in School Week 2019.

Teachers Against Child Detention (TACD) Teach-In for Freedom February 17, 2019 in El Paso, TX

Can't fly to Texas? You can still take action and show your support!

Learn more

Answering the Call

Read 2018 RI Teacher of the Year Kristin Hayes-Leite's blog post on why she is getting involved with the Teach-in for Freedom.

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Black History Teach-In February 23, 2019

The Black History Teach-In will contain multiple sessions on important topics. Participants can also add topics for discussion while at the event. Come for the entire time for only a portion of the day, all are welcome!   Children's activities and art projects will be running throughout the day for parents who want to attend sessions.

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Childcare and Children’s Activities provided 10am-2pm by URI Future Educators

10:00 am    Welcome 
10:15 am   SESSION 1: Dr. King's Six Principles:
Nonviolence Lessons for the Middle School

Leaders: Angela Boisclair
and Stephanie Griffin (NEANK)

SESSION 2: Teaching Black History Year-Round
Leader: Niko Merritt,
Sankofa Community Connection

SESSION 3: Black History in My Classroom

11:15 am    SESSION 1: Black Lives Matter at School
Leaders: Monika Nixon (NSASSP)
and Sarah Markey  (NEARI)

SESSION 2:  Lesson Plans to Teach Black History 
Leader: Geralyn Ducady, RI Historical Society

SESSION 3:  Black History in RI 
Leader: Keith Stokes
12:15 pm    Lunch 
12:45 pm    Unconference
Self-Selected Discussion Groups 
Leaders: NAACP President Jim Vincent
Onna Moniz-John, curator of the mobile Black History Museum
1:45 pm    Closing Activity 


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