Teaching and reaching black boys in America: a conversation

Friends School of Baltimore on Monday, January 22, at 6:30 pm, will welcome activist-authors Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving (Waking Up White, Elephant Room Press, 2014), Vernā Myers (What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People, American Bar Association, 2014), and Jack Hill, head of middle school, Cambridge Friends School, for a discussion about Dr. Moore’s newly released book, The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. Join us in conversation around the book’s main premise: That white women make up 65% of the teaching force in America and can play a critical role in developing nurturing and challenging learning environments that help black boys feel a sense of belonging and love at school. This free event will take place in the Forbush Auditorium (3A on the Campus Map) and is open to the public. Click here to register. For more information, contact Heidi Blalock.

Critical praise for The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys:
“This book raises crucial questions about teaching and learning across race lines, in a racially unequal and segregated society. With a lens focused equally (and with critical compassion) on white women and black boys, dozens of authors offer thoughtful, urgent, personal, and concrete suggestions for moving beyond “the stereotypes, the misinformation, and the lies we have been taught about Black boys” to new habits of understanding, respecting, and connecting that instead help unleash young people’s full human contributions. Read and digest this book to embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task.” — Mica Pollock, author of Schooltalk and Everyday Antiracism



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