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New England Facing History and Ourselves 2017-2018 Forum Series
Facing History and Ourselves values the connections between the past and the present and uses the lens of history to provide a framework for understanding today's issues. How can we understand the ever-changing landscape of the United States and world? How can we help our students—and ourselves— engage in the unfolding present? Facing History New England is hosting a series of three forums this academic year to explore these questions. The forums will invite educators, school leaders, and community members from across New England to examine the complex times we are living in.
FORUM TWO - A New Conversation About "Race"?
How have ideas about “Race” defined the United States? How do notions of we and they still persist in our society and in our schools? Join us for a day of conversation featuring Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as she revisits the question in her groundbreaking book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations About Race,. A revised 20th anniversary edition was released in September.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, educator, and author who has conducted research and written books on the topic of race, focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Tatum is the former president of Spelman College and a laureate of the Brock International Prize in Education that acknowledges an individual who has made a specific innovation or contribution to the science and art of education resulting in a significant impact on the practice or understanding of the field of education.
Click below to explore our full series of forums:
FORUM ONE - History, Democracy and Civic Courage
FORUM THREE - Change Makers and Upstanders: Striving for Social Justice in Our Times
In the forum, you will:
Have the opportunity to participate in whole group and small group discussions.
Learn about Facing History and Ourselves’ powerful framework for engaging students in a study of American history, literature, and civic life.
Participate in teaching strategies that build community in the classroom, sharpen students’ critical thinking, and develop their voices.
Acquire access to new primary and secondary sources.