WORKSHOP: Talking About Race in the Classroom – November 22
Posted by Border Crossers on 31 October 2014
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“Talking About Race in the Classroom: A Hands-On Workshop for Visionary Educators”
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 10am-4pm
Location: Brooklyn Friends School, 375 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY

Register HERE

Description: How can we have meaningful conversations about race or racism with our students? How can we ensure racial equity in our classrooms and schools? 

Border Crossers invites you to participate in a powerful day of professional development for educators  seeking to engage in conversations about race in schools.

This is not a lecture or a presentation – we use interactive theater and adult learning techniques to:

  • Deepen our analysis about structural racism
  • Enhance our understanding about how racism affects children
  • Share personal experiences of critical moments with students
  • Practice using tools and language to address race and racism in the classroom
  • Develop strategies to support a school-wide culture of respect, equity and inclusivity



When: Today, Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:30-1:00PM EST

What: Live  Lunchtime Chat between Jaime-Jin Lewis of Border Crossers and Gina Parker Collins of RIISE

About: Jaime-Jin and Gina will speak about racial justice, education, and what’s so special about the Border Crossers’ Springtime Gala! You won’t want to miss this.


Follow along on Twitter: @bordercrossers @4RIISE #bcitstime

RIISE is a proud sponsor for the 2014 Border Crossers Springtime Gala!

Resources In Independent School Education was founded by Gina Parker Collins in 2009. RIISE is a lifestyle organization bridging the gaps between families of color and the culture of independent schools. We support the recruitment and well-balanced retention of  an independent school education with resources and research that are delivered through events and digital/social media.

About the Gala:
The Springtime Gala is Border Crossers’ largest annual event, designed to celebrate a successful year and raise crucial funds for the upcoming year of programs! This year the event will be held at the historic Housing Works Bookstore and feature musical guest Jacob SS and interactive design group, Collective Story. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar and raffle drawings as well!




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