Border Crossers utilizes creative and interactive pedagogy to engage educators in explorations of race and racism with K-12 students. We believe that if educators have a strong racial justice analysis, and are prepared to have meaningful conversations about race and racism, students will be better equipped to interrupt patterns of racism and injustice in their own lives and thrive in a multicultural society.
Border Crossers offers both professional development trainings that are open to the public, as well as contract-based trainings and coaching for schools and educational organizations across the country. In our flagship training, “Talking about Race in the Classroom” participants learn about the social construction of race, explore the ways racism manifests in education, and gain strategies to interrupt these patterns in the short- and long-term. Our other core trainings include, “Addressing Unconscious Bias as Educators,” “Talking about Race for Parents,” “Racial Identity Development,” and “Creating Racially Equitable Schools.” Border Crossers also leads customized and follow-up consultation services to educational institutions to support ongoing racial justice initiatives that build racial equity within institutional culture and policies.