In the Spring of 2020, Sherril Knezel, was able to transform some of our previous #ClearTheAir Zoom discussions into graphic recordings. Please take a look!
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you so much for joining us for our January discussion. You can find the full Twitter Moment here and the Discussion Questions here.
Face-to-Face Zoom with Paul Gorski
We had an amazing discussion with Paul Gorski on Wednesday, January 29. I didn’t realize the capacity was only 100 people. That left more than 300 of you out of the Zoom. Fear not! Here is the link to watch it at your convenience. Thanks for your support.
Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education, Noliwe Rooks, Phd
Thank you so much for joining us for our February discussion. You can find the full Twitter Moment here and the Discussion Questions here. You can watch our Zoom discussion with Dr. Rooks here.
How to be Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, Phd
Thank you so much for joining us for our March discussion. You can find the full Twitter Moment here and the Discussion Questions here. You can watch our Zoom discussion with Dr Kendi here.
Understanding and Empowering Immigrant Youth in School Communities, Joseph Cordova, Esq.
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Thank you for joining us! In case you missed it live, please you can watch at your convenience and review the slide deck.
The Essential Conversation, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
“We look inside schools – and at the relationships between the schools and their communities – and see, in microcosm, the struggles over how we define and enact equality, justice, oppression, and democracy in our society.”The Essential Conversation, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
The Essential Conversation Twitter Moment
The Essential Conversation Discussion Questions
The Essential Conversation Face-to-Face Debrief
Due Process in the Classroom, Joseph Cordova, Esq.
Due Process in the Classroom Zoom with Joseph Cordova, Esq.
Due Process in the Classroom Resources
A More Beautiful and Terrible History, Jeanne Theoharis
“Talking about racism through the history of the civil rights movement provided an easier way to speak about inequality, but then largely rendered the fight against it in the past.”A More Beautiful and Terrible History, Jeanne Theoharis
A More Beautiful and Terrible History Twitter Moment
A More Beautiful and Terrible History Discussion Guide
A More Beautiful and Terrible History Face-to-Face Debrief with Jeanne Theoharis
Face-to-Face Zoom with Matthew R. Kay
This summer, #ClearTheAirRDU led us in the study Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom. They also convinced Matthew R. Kay to join us for a conversation on Zoom.
Not Light, But Fire Face-to Face Debrief with Matthew Kay
White Rage, Carol Anderson
“The trigger for white rage, inevitably, is black advancement. It is not the mere presence of black people that is the problem; rather it is blackness with ambition, with drive, with purpose, with aspirations, and with demands for full and equal citizenship. It is blackness that refuses to accept subjugation, to give up.”White Rage, Carol Anderson
White Rage Face-to-Face Debrief with Carol Anderson
I forgot to hit record at the beginning so you missed gems like ‘ham damn mercy’, but catch us in the middle of a riveting conversation. Dr. Anderson was discussing affirmative action.
Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, Teaching Tolerance Podcast
“You don’t know who you are as an American unless you know the story of slavery.”Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, Christy Clark-Pujara
Teaching Hard History Twitter Moment
Teaching Hard History Face-to-Face Debrief with Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Dare to Lead, Brene Brown
“Courage is contagious. To scale daring leadership and build courage in teams and organizations, we have to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, and armor is not necessary or rewarded.”Dare to Lead, Brene Brown
Dare to Lead Face-to-Face Debrief with Brene Brown
Troublemakers, Carla Shalaby
“If you are preparing young people for freedom, then community is a better place for discipline than solitary confinement. It’s hard to learn freedom from inside a cage.”Troublemakers, Carla Shalaby
Troublemakers Discussion Guide
White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
“Interrupting the forces of racism is ongoing, lifelong work because the forces conditioning us into racist frameworks are always at play; our learning will never be finished.”White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
White Fragility Twitter Moment
White Fragility Discussion Guide
NEW! Beacon Press Discussion Guide for Educators by Val Brown
History Teaches Us To Resist, Mary France Berry
“Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous, for freedom is never a final act, but a continuing evolving process.”History Teaches Us To Resist, Mary Frances Berry
History Teaches Us To Resist Twitter Moment
History Teaches Us To Resist Discussion Guide
Addressing Social Justice Educator Burnout
“As social justice activists whose activism includes a variety of issues related to educational justice and rights, we have been concerned within our own activist communities about the lack of attention to self-care, substantial levels of activist burnout, and the lack of conversations about activist burnout and its implications on movements for educational justice.”Gorski, P. and Chen, C. (2015). “Frayed all over:” The causes and consequences of activist burnout among social justice education activists. Educational Studies, 51(5), 385-405.
Social Justice Educator Burnout Twitter Moment and Discussion Questions
Previous Discussions and Readings
When it was just a handful of us, we read the following texts:
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein
- 13th, Ava Duvernay (Documentary)
- Racism Without Racists, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- America’s Original Sin, Jim Wallis