Teaching Black History: A Time to Love on Us

January 28, 2021 @ 8:00PM — 9:00PM

This amazing panel will discuss what it means to teach Black History from the belief that you must love Black people to teach about Black people at 8PM EST.

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Black History Month is a time to celebrate, rejoice, and acknowledge how Black people have shaped the world. Celebrating Black History must begin with a love for Black people. This amazing panel will discuss what it means to teach Black History from the belief that you must love Black people to teach about Black people. This event will be live-streamed to YouTube and will not be recorded. We invite you to reserve a ticket at the price point that works best for you and your circumstances. We look forward to your attendance!

Dr. Ebony Wilkins is an English professor, author of books for children and young adults, and Founder of Curriculum Cafe. She has worked with students in preschool through university settings throughout her teaching career, and her research centers on the intersection of race, African American children’s literature, and writing that highlights marginalized voices. When she’s not in the classroom, she curates books for Ebony Kids, a monthly subscription for children’s books written by and about Black people. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. You can subscribe to Ebony Kids and read more about her work at ebonyjoywilkins.com.

Ismael Jimenez is a dedicated educator who, for the last fifteen years, has worked with students in Philadelphia from preschool age to high school. During the past several years, Ismael has assisted in the development of the updated social studies curriculum for the School District of Philadelphia and led several sessions around social studies content for social studies instructors teaching middle school to the high school level. Along with being an teacher leader in School District of Philadelphia, Ismael has facilitated several professional developments with colleagues in the school district and at post-secondary institutions like University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University and Princeton University on issues ranging from structural racism to bridging the knowledge gap of students between high school and post-secondary institutions. Currently, Ismael is a core member of the Racial Justice Organizing Committee, Black Lives Matter Philly, founding member of the Melanated Educators Collective, and co-founder of the Philadelphia Black History Collaborative. In addition, Ismael is an active participant in several other organizations that seek racial justice in education through curriculum development and grassroots political education efforts.

Tinia R. Merriweather, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology at Fordham University. Her dissertation research was a validation study of a measure she developed, the Classroom Multicultural Competence Measure, which measures equity of student learning opportunity in classroom processes. Tinia teaches social justice courses in the Ethics Department of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and she is an adjunct in the Department of Applied Psychology at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. With 25 years of classroom experience, she has taught at all levels from elementary through graduate school, but her passion is middle school. She has also held a variety of leadership positions over her career, such as Middle School Dean, Grade Level Team Leader, Diversity Equity and Inclusion coordinator, and lead researcher. Tinia holds a B.A. from Spelman College and two M.A.’s from Fordham University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Tinia aims for scholar-activism in achieving equity and justice in schools.

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