Rooted: Framework & Education for Creating an Antiracist Home
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About the Event
There’s more to Black Lives Matter than police brutality. The Thirteen Principles offer a framework for building a more just society, and young children are primed to learn about them. In this six-week course, you’ll learn about U.S. history and how our “peculiar institution” of slavery has reverberations that have echoed for the past 400 years; explore alternatives to the systems that uphold white supremacy; reflect on the roles of allies and accomplices; and, of course, learn about how to talk to your children or students about Black Lives Matter and what they can do to make the world a better place.
This course will take place at 5PM PST/ 8PM EST every Wednesday for 6 weeks on Zoom beginning on July 15th. Each class is 1 hour long with 30 minutes for Q&A. You will receive weekly readings and yes, there will be homework!
We offer both live classes and recorded along with a special discount for educators. Please see ticket tiers for the option that works best for you.* Recorded classes will be provided to live ticket holders.
*If you are an educator or would like to take the course but are experiencing financial hardship, please email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what we'll be covering:
Session 1 - Get ready for some hard work!
- Black Lives Matter at School
- US History and the Social Contract
- Systems and Why they Matter
The Thirteen Principles
- Collective Value
- Unapologetically Black
Session 2 - You made it! Let’s do some more!
- Black Lives Matter at School - Week of Action Demands
- Restorative Justice
Session 3 - Intersectionality and Identity
- Combahee River Collective
- Gloria Richardson, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks
- Black Women
- Transgender Affirming
Session 4 - What is a Family?
- Urban removal
- Welfare “reform”
- Black Families
Session 5 - Let’s Use Our Imaginations!
- The Myth of American Exceptionalism
- Black responses - bell hooks, Adrienne Marie Brown
- Loving Engagement
Session 6 - Dreaming into the Future
- Octavia Butler warned us
- What future will our children imagine for themselves?
- What are the roles of accomplices and allies?
- Queer Affirming
- Black Villages
To learn more about me, you can check out my bio here. For questions or concerns, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live - I'm here to do the work$400$4000$0
- Asynchronous Accomplice$300+$7.50 Service fee$300+$7.50 Service fee0$0
- Asynchronous Ally$200$2000$0
- Asynchronous Educator$120$1200$0
- Asynchronous Parent$120$1200$0