Uniting to Understand Racism (UUR) is hosting “A Tribute to Treyvon Martin: Talking to Our Children About Race,” a community conversation, on Tuesday, September 10, at the McMenamins Kennedy School.
In the face of school reforms focused on assessment and discriminatory punishment of students for what are surely larger community ills, this series of conversations (held on the second Tuesday of each month) gives me hope and has really inspired all of my students who have ever attended. UUR is taking two sure paths to educational equity: racial justice and honest dialogue (two pieces of their mission). Support them, your own students, your own children…and attend!
And for more inspiration, read this post from a former student who attended Race Talks as part of our Enhancing Youth Literacy Capstone:
- The Power of Community *by guest blogger Jennifer Stark