Educators for Antiracism share a myriad of resources to help bring equity to your classroom
Educators for Antiracism is a young organization focused on supporting classroom teachers with practical diversity and inclusion tools.
The organization was formed in 2020 after the first National Educators for Antiracism Conference, created in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and the national outcry that followed. Educators for Antiracism aims to connect educators, communities of color and scholars developing best practices to give educators information, support and resources to build better classrooms.
The mission of the organization includes:
- producing webinars and an annual conference
- developing research
- developing new educator resources
- reviewing and promoting excellent educator antiracism resources, books, and programs
Educators for Antiracism is a valuable resource for journalism educators. Here are a few options to get you started.
Articles and websites
- “Leadership in Higher Education: 6 Conversation-Starting Articles”
- “Leaders Must Go First: Infusing Anti-Racism Into Leadership Practice”
- “How to Be an Antiracist Educator”
- “What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently”
- “We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom” by Dr. Bettina Love
- “Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning” by Andratesha Fritzgerald and Samaria Rice
- “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
- “Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy” by Gholdy Muhammad
- Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice, June 28-30, virtual conference, $50 for teachers, free for high school students.
The conference was developed to provide professional development opportunities for community members, particularly educators, who want to learn promising practices that lead to equitable educational outcomes for underserved students, families, and communities.
- No Turning Back: Towards an Abolitionist Teaching Future, July 8-10, virtual conference, $385 registration.
Abolitionist Teaching Network will gather radical and imaginative minds around issues impacting schools and communities nationwide. This gathering will be a space for building towards an abolitionist teaching future through dreaming, planning, action, and self-care.
- Virtual Institutes For Racial Equity In Literacy, July 12-16 and Aug. 2-6, virtual conference, $129 per conference. The tuition fee for each institute is $129 per person and includes a digital resource collection designed specifically for the institute, a personalized certificate of attendance, and 60-day access to the event content in the online platform.
- The 2021 National Educators for Antiracism Conference is in August. More information will be available July 1.
View more resources at Educators for Antiracism online.
This article is part of a series of resources JEA is recommending to advisers in an effort to provide antiracist teaching resources to educators. JEA is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its membership and practices. See the official statement here.
Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, promoting professionalism, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.