Tue, Jun 29 | online course

Rooted, Summer 2021

This 6-week course will introduce you to the guiding principles of Black Lives Matter, place them in a historical context, and give you tools to discuss them with the young people in your life. All tiers include a discounted copy of WHAT WE BELIEVE: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book.
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Rooted, Summer 2021

Time & Location

Jun 29, 8:00 PM EDT
online course

About the Event

There’s more to Black Lives Matter than responding to police brutality. The guiding principles are pro-active, not reactive, and offer a framework for building a more just society; 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; 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. Yes, there will be homework (there's a lot to cover), but no, there will be no grades. All tiers include a discounted copy of WHAT WE BELIEVE: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book.

Session 1 - An Introduction to Black Lives Matter at School: Why Now?

History

  • Black Lives Matter at School
  • US History and the Social Contract

Systems - What They Are and Why they Matter

The Guiding Principles

Today’s Principles:

  • Collective Value & Unapologetically Black

Session 2 - Abolition, Imagination, and Using Children’s Literature

History

  • Black Lives Matter at School - Demands
  • Policing in the US

Today’s Principles

  • Empathy, Diversity, & Restorative Justice

Session 3 - Intersectionality and Identity

History

  • Some Black Women You Should Know About

Today’s Principles

  • Black Women
  • Transgender Affirming

Session 4 - Families, Fairness, and Intergenerational Wealth

History

  • Reconstruction and Redlining

Today’s Principles

  • Black Families & Intergenerational

Session 5 - Imperialism, Exceptionalism, and Interrupting the Narrative

History

  • Imperialism
  • The Myth of American Exceptionalism
  • Alternative Narratives

Today’s Principles

  • Loving Engagement & Globalism

Session 6 - Dreaming into the Future(s)

History

  • Afrofuturism

What future do we imagine for our children?

Today’s Principles

  • Queer Affirming & Black Villages
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  • Co-Conspirator (Asynchronous)
    $450
    +$11.25 Service fee
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  • Asynchronous Accomplice
    $300
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