"When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of they are a part."
Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
At this time, more than ever, it's become increasingly important for both students and teachers to learn about and celebrate Black History beyond the month of February. As this symbolic month comes to an end, we want to share Elevating Voices with you. It is our platform that will help your school community celebrate Black History all year long. Elevating Voices offers students and teachers a powerful opportunity to discuss relevant and important social and racial justice issues in a positive, productive framework. This learning platform will inspire your students and educators to meaningfully connect on the social and racial justice issues that are central to their communities.
Forged in the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the police brutality plaguing our nation, Elevating Voices is a national online education program designed to “elevate” the voices of historically marginalized people to make their experiences visible.
Teachers often need to confront race and racism in their classrooms, which can be difficult. Educators are integral to empowering students to have these ongoing conversations.
We will support our educators to meet the immediate need, and do so using effective educational practices for teaching literacy that are culturally responsive.
Please join us for a few moments to learn about the highlights of Elevating Voices -- a program that will move teaching beyond February and engage your students in social action.