Jeff Cipiriani, a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow and a 2nd grade teacher at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston, discusses how Vital Village, a network of residents and organizations started out of Boston Medical Center and Boston University is helping him to address students who have been impacted by trauma in his classroom by having them talk about how they feel rather than punish them. Check out the article here.
Here’s a video of Vital Village’s work from their 2014 Leadership Summit:
Check out this clip as Joy Angela DeGruy shares a story that illustrates the power in using privilege to challenge assumptions and how it can influence a whole chain of people and systems:
Check out this video of the first all African American flight crew in 2009:
Buzzfeed created a great video where adults tried school lunches, check it out! Our students deserve healthy tasty food!
Together with her mom Natalie McGriff conquered her challenges with reading and her difficulties with her hair by creating a comic book based on Moxie Girl. Check her out in this video!
World Trust, an organization whose mission is to through film and diversity workshops rooted in love & justice, deepen the conversation on race, and eliminate systemic inequity sponsored the Summer of Justice and Racial Healing where every week they send out video clips to encourage this much needed dialogue.
This clip where Tim Wise, an antiracist educator and activist, talks about his experience of white privilege and the double standards that as a white person he has the privilege to not see and encourages us to open our eyes to look for them ourselves.