Click HERE for a list of our upcoming “Talking about Race in the Classroom” trainings!

Border Crossers utilizes creative tools to encourage educators in explorations of race and racism with K-12 students. We believe that if educators are prepared to have meaningful conversations about equity, students will be better equipped to interrupt patterns of structural racism and injustice in their own lives and thrive in a multicultural society.

Border Crossers work is based on 15 years of innovative diversity, multiculturalism and education equity programming in New York City schools. We have worked with thousands of teachers across the United States, impacting over 30,000 students.

We serve our community through the following program areas:

Citywide professional development workshops geared toward teachers, administrators, youth service providers, and parents. Check our events page for upcoming workshops near you.

Customized school-wide professional development that guides and supports individual school communities and organizations in building their capacity to enhance racial equity and justice within their institution. This includes, but is not limited to: coaching, curriculum development, strategic planning, and training for stakeholders.

Presenting at national conferences, universities and seminars.

Training Offerings

 

Talking About Race in the Classroom: A Training for Educators Committed to Racial Justice

Through this training, educators strengthen their analysis of how racism manifests in schools and classrooms, enhance their understanding of how racism affects children, practice utilizing tools to address race and racism with students, and gain strategies to support a school-wide culture of respect, equity and inclusivity. Click on the links below to register for our upcoming Citywide trainings:

Saturday, May 14, 2016, NYC REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 21, 2016, Dallas, Texas  REGISTER HERE

Monday, May 23, 2016, Dallas, Texas REGISTER HERE

 

Talking About Race for Parents: Raising Children for Racial Justice

This training provides parents, guardians and caregivers with strategies for how to talk about race and racism with their children. Participants learn how children see race, gain skills for approaching age-appropriate conversations with a racial equity lens, and practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children.

Register Here: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Talking About Impact: Addressing Our Unconscious Bias as Educators

Through this training, educators explore the impact of unconscious bias on the academic and social emotional development of students. Educators gain tools to recognize and address their own racial biases, and learn how these biases affect curriculum, pedagogy and relationships with students, families and colleagues. Participants will identify instances where they themselves may have witnessed or committed racial microaggressions, and gain strategies to interrupt them.

Talking About Equity: Creating Racially Equitable Schools (prerequisite: “Talking about Race in the Classroom”)

This training, designed for teams of individuals who exercise leadership roles in educational institutions, explores how to promote racially equitable outcomes for students beyond the walls of individual classrooms. Teams will assess the degree to which racial equity is upheld in school culture, structures, policies and curriculum. They will brainstorm, prioritize and gain strategies to implement racial justice initiatives at their institutions.

Watch two videos about our “Talking About Race in the Classroom” trainings!

 

Impact

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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Border Crossers’ trainings are changing the ways that educators think, speak and teach about race in their schools. We insist that diversity in schools is not enough, but that educators must have racial justice analysis in order to disrupt racism in classrooms and educational institutions, so that all students learn and thrive in racially equitable and empowering educational environments free from racial bias and discrimination.

The Numbers

– Border Crossers has trained over 5000 educators throughout the country through our “Talking About Race in the Classroom” training.

– This school year alone, we have already trained 2000 educators from across 100 schools. This means over  50,o00 students will have a Border Crossers-trained teacher in their classroom this year.

But, that’s not all…

– We have presented at national conferences: Facing Race Conference, White Privilege Conference, National Black Child Development Conference, National Association of Independent Schools Conference, People of Color Conference (POCC), SOS People’s Education Convention, the National Conference on School Diversity.

– We have led classes at Queens College, facilitated forums for EPIC Theatre Ensemble, presented for Teach for America’s recruitment team, and created a training for the Manhattan Young Democrats.

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