Aha! Though I know to ask questions to find out where kids' thoughts are coming from, Border Crossers' workshop really SHOWED how it could work. — 2011 "Talking About Race With K-5" Participant

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People like you enable us to continue to provide workshops and trainings at a low cost to participants and organize within school communities to create institutional equity. Please consider making a gift to ensure that Border Crossers can continue to do this work for years to come.

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Border Crossers
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We are always looking for new Board members to join our team of professionals from education, non-profit and business sectors. The Board of Director plays a critical role in shaping our work in New York City schools, supporting staff, overseeing our finances, leading fundraising efforts and strategizing about how to make our work as effective and sustainable as possible.


Border Crossers is preparing this country for what it's going to be, if it's going to be a good thing. — Monica Novoa

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 Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, 185 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

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Join Border Crossers and a renowned panel of racial justice experts as we discuss the current state of racial equity in education and necessary steps to ensure racial justice in our schools.

Panelists Include:

    • Pedro Noguera: Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education and the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University
      • Howard Stevenson: Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, and former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania
      • Ali Michael: Director of K-12 Consulting and Professional Development at the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators
      • Joe Brewster: Harvard-trained psychiatrist, filmmaker, outreach producer and author. Director of “American Promise.”
      • Martha Haakmat: Head of School, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn, NY
Topics to be explored include:
  • The state of racial inequity in educational outcomes for children
  • Policies that promote racial equity and inequity in education
  • Racial literacy, cultural competency and its connection to student achievement
  • Practices that promote positive racial identity development in children
  • Restorative justice practices in schools
  • The role of Whiteness in education
  • Creating racially equitable and inclusive classrooms


Event Schedule:

  • 6:00-8:00: Panel
  • 8:00-9:00: Networking Reception. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided
Ticket Cost: $50 in advance or $60 at the door, which serves as a tax-deductible donation to Border Crossers. Your donation will support hundreds of educators across the country in creating racially equitable and just educational institutions for students.

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