Our community members share their Border Crossers experience.

Quotes from Educators

“America is deeply divided when it comes to race. Nowhere are those divisions more apparent than in our city's schools. Border Crossers challenges the status quo of racial separation by building bridges between people that might otherwise never interact.” — Dr. Pedro Noguera, Border Crossers Advisory Board Member and Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University

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

“Border Crossers provides equal parts theory, practice and dialogue. Very effective!” — 2012 "Talking About Race With K-5" Participant

“I learned teachable race moments could really change things and make a world of difference! It will influence my classroom in many ways, especially by being more proactive about the issues that come up. After coming I feel inspired!” — 2011 "Talking About Race With K-5" Participant

“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

“Personally, I've tried to figure out ways to address racism, but my objectives have been skewed. I'm learning, through Border Crossers, to streamline my objectives and have a better understanding of race and race in education.” — 2012 "Talking About Race With K-5" Participant

“Participating in the Learning Circle exposed me to ideas and issues that I rarely challenged myself with. The tools and strategies I gained were immediately applicable to my teaching practice.” — Learning Circle member

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