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Want to stay connected to #ClearTheAir this summer? Here’s how.

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#BreakRank – June 5, 2019 and July 2019

A message from @Lyricalswordz and @ChristieNold: “We invite white folx to come together again to #BreakRank on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 PM EST. Join as we discuss Paul Gorski and Noura Erakat to discuss “Racism, Whiteness, and Burnout in Antiracist Movements.”

Read the piece here. Check out full Twitter announcement here.

#BreakRank invites you to join them in reading Me and My White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad this summer. Join them via Zoom on Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:30 PM EST. You can register here.

Social Justice Writing for Educators – Multiple Dates

A message from @DulceFlecha: “I started daydreaming about teaching social justice writing for educators course all the way back in grad school. Cohort 1 of the #ClearTheAir Justice Writing for Educators course will be focusing on Personal Narrative + Identity Construction. We will meet for 75 minutes once a week via Zoom. If you are interested you can apply via this Google Form. Preference will be given to educators of color. You will be notified by Monday, May 13.

Check out full Twitter announcement here.

#ClearTheAirUK – Starting May 2019

Join @KaySocLearn and @MrPranPatel as they lead our international education community in a discussion about Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala (@akalamusic). Follow along on @ClearTheAirUK, and join the live chat on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 PM GMT/3:30 PM EST.

“I was born into these currents, I did not create or invent them and I make no claims to objectivity. I find the whole idea that we can transcend our experiences; and take a totally unbiased look at the world to be totally ridiculous, yet that’s what many historians and academics claim to do. WE are all influenced by what we are exposed to and experience; the best we can hope for is to try and be as fair as possible from within the bias inherent in existence. The personal is the political, and this book is an attempt to give a personal face to the forces that you will often hear me speak of, if you hear me speak at all.”

Akala, Natives (p. 22)

#ClearTheAirRDU – June and July

In a one-hour Zoom on Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM EST, join @CSpearsEDU and @tjhinnant who will give their insight into creating and cultivating a local, face-to-face #ClearTheAir community. Register for the event here.

In July #ClearTheAirRDU is also reading Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew Kay. Engage with them via slowchats on Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 & 31.

“Successful race conversations depend on a very specific ecosystem. As teachers, our biggest mistake is undervaluing any of the elements that might, on their surface, seem inconsequential – but turn out to be vital for our discourses survival.”

Matthew Kay, Not Light, But Fire, (p. 13)