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Virtual Book Launch: Engaging the African Diaspora in K through 12 Education

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education provides in-service and pre-service teachers with valuable information and resources related to African diaspora communities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. This unique anthology fills an important gap in current pedagogical and curricular publications by combining the writings of leading scholars of the African diaspora with practical, hands-on tips and resources from middle and high school teachers and administrators. Drawing on cutting-edge academic scholarship, chapters of the book address topics such as the transatlantic slave trade, slavery in Latin America, the Haitian Revolution, the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Pan-Africanism, Black German Studies, and literature and art by Black women in the diaspora. In addition, Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education includes chapters on anti-racist education, use of the performing arts to teach African American history, and critical reflections by several middle and high school teachers on practices they have adopted to increase their students’ exposure to the African diaspora in the classroom.

Featured Speakers:
Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Professor of History, Norfolk State University
Hasan Jeffries, Associate Professor of African American History, The Ohio State University
Christopher Busey, Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida
Elizabeth Milligan Cordova, History Teacher, High Tech Early College, Denver
Holly Jordan, Teacher, International Baccalaureate, Hillside High School, Durham
Ronda Taylor Bullock, Lead Curator, weare, Durham

Moderated by:
Kia Lilly Caldwell, Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Emily Chávez, Director of Equity and Justice, Duke School, Durham

Webinar Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm EDT

Co-hosted by UNC Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies and Carolina K12.

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July 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm