PoCC Master Classes

Pre-registration is required for PoCC Master Classes.
 

Leading With Soul: Rebel Leadership Practices to Transform Your Community While Honoring Your Self

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00-2:00 PM
Cost: $45 for members and $60 for non-members

Presenter: LaShawn Chatmon, Executive Director, National Equity Project 

Representative John Lewis charged us all to "find a way to get in the way" and get in "good trouble." Rebel leadership is "good trouble" embodied; it takes rebel leadership to abolish unjust systems and catalyze positive change. Rebel leaders take action even when they don't know what to do next; they speak out, even if their voice trembles. They make inequities visible; disrupt reproductive discourse, practices, and policies; and explore new ways to engage and co-design with their communities. 

This experiential master class will offer a historical context for BIPOC leadership in dominant culture spaces; explore the National Equity Project's concept of rebel leadership; and introduce practices to support and sustain leadership in yourself, school, and community.
 

All In: Abolitionist Teaching and Quest to Rescue Students of Color from the Educational Deprivation of Institutionalized White Supremacy

Friday, December 4, 1:30-3:00 PM
Cost: $45 for members and $60 for non-members
Presenter: Dr. Bettina Love, Founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network, and author of We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom


How committed are you to racial equity in your classroom and school? How far are you willing to go to ensure that children of color’s educational needs are being met with the same level of care and culturally responsive as white children? Which lesson plans, policies, practices, and experiences are "spirit murdering" Black and Brown children in your school? Who are your heroes of historical and contemporary freedom movements, and what strategies will you use to abolish any impediment to the physical, social-emotional, academic, and spiritual health and well-being of students of color in your school?
 
This PoCC Master Class in abolitionist teaching is with scholar and activist Dr. Bettina Love, Founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network, and author of We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Love’s work resides at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. She is concerned with how educators working with parents, guardians, and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in abolitionist teaching and focused on equity, social justice, love, and affirmation of Black and Brown children.

Sponsored by Olive Branch Educators