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Feburary 15th, 2024

In celebration of Black Futures Month, The Institute for Anti-Racist Education is hosting a panel discussion on the ways Black students have been subjected to inhumane treatment within the educational survival complex. This panel will explore love as a liberative framework for social transformation in schools. Panel will feature practitioners, scholars, abolitionists, and organizers who will provide transformative approaches for disrupting carceral practices in schools and ways to create learning environments that support the thriving of Black students. 

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Join us this summer as we practice applying critical theory to our K-12 practice and pedagogy!


During this dynamic 4-week course which includes 4 synchronous sessions & 2 office hour sessions, we will work to demystify many of the complex theories educators are asked to apply including: anti-racism, colonialism, disability justice, queer theory, radical inclusion and others while considering what these transformative and critical theories might look like in reality.

Apply these theories and learnings to one of your own lessons or units with the support of our team and your peers. Leave with skills--rather than a series of techniques--in how to work towards a humanizing and inclusive classroom.



Recorded Events

Creating Loving & Affirming Schools for LGBTQIA+ Students

June 22nd, 2023 7 PM EST

LGBTQIA+ advocacy is anti-racist work. This June, The Institute for Anti-Racist Education is thrilled to host the panel discussion “Creating Loving & Affirming Schools for LGBTQIA+ Students.” We know that ongoing anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation and restrictive curriculum policies threaten the safety of LGBTQIA+ students and drastically limit their learning experience, as well as those of their classmates. In celebration of Pride Month, this panel will focus on the importance of going beyond inclusion to affirmation with LGBTQIA+ school-based supports. The panel will feature classroom educators and policy advocates who will share their visions for truly loving and affirming schools and explore the steps and strategies needed to create them into being. 

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Recorded Feburary 7, 2022

There is more than one way to define safety for Black students in schools. This panel will feature the work of abolitionists, authors, scholars, educators, and activists. Each of the panelists will challenge a single story of safety, centering the experiences of Black students. Together we will discuss and freedom dream ways Black students can thrive in their full humanity in schools.

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August 17, 2020 at 7PM EST