In this meeting, we will be deepening our understanding of anti-Blackness and how it shows up in our schools and classrooms. We’ll be exploring these questions:
What is anti-Blackness?
How does anti-Blackness manifest in our school and in our classrooms?
What does anti-Blackness have to do with neoliberal education reform?
We will also work collaboratively to come up with ways for us as educators to disrupt anti-Blackness. We will be reading an excerpt from Katherine McKittrick’s Mathematics Black Life and huffpost piece by Michael Dumas titled Things Are Gonna Get Easier: Refusing Schools as Sites of Black Suffering.
In the second half of the meeting, we will have some time for Working Groups to check in and for new members to become oriented with NYCoRE in our NYCoRE 101 session.
Please join us as we strengthen our collective political analysis and prepare for the work of this school year!
**Once again, PLEASE RSVP below to give us a head count (maximum of 70 people) for food and so we can notify security.!**
30 Broad Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY
Friday, October 21st
5-5:30PM Food and mingle
5:30-8:00 PM Member Meeting
We are striving to make NYCoRE general meetings as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility needs and would like to share them with us in advance, we would welcome that information and we will do our best to meet those needs.
**Once again, PLEASE RSVP below to give us a head count for food and so we can notify security!**