Black Lives Matter Does Black Curriculum

Tuesday, March 7
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon A

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Courtney Robinson
Excellence & Advancement Foundation - Founder

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Gina Tillis
Huston Tillotson University - Doctoral student

Summary

School is one of the first spaces that children learn about race and how it operates in America. Children that understand their racial identity perform better academically. However, black children cannot improve academically if they don’t know who they are in the context of a racialized America. Black children in our public schools are given a month, a speech and a hero to cling to as they navigate a school system that provides white children with a full year to learn about positive contributions and historical events their ancestors led and produced. The contributions of Black Americans have been minimized in the broader American history (Robinson and Adair, 2015).

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Core Conversation
Track:
Equity
Tags:
black lives matter curriculum cpe credit

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