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Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities. Resources include news coverage of recent protests, videos on the origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement and protests against police brutality within the past decade, iconic PBS documentaries on the histories of race and racism in America, and activities addressing civic engagement and elevating students’ voices.


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The resources in this collection provide teachers with tools to incorporate ethics education in the classroom, promote understanding of differing viewpoints, and foster civil dialogue about bias.


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Learn about the origins, objectives, and makeup of Black Lives Matter, an activist black youth-led movement that campaigns against police brutality and other forms of racism, in this video from Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now
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How do you confront racism in your classroom?

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Teaching equity starts early! Help early learners build healthy social and emotional skills with this special collection on promoting kindness, being just, and creating a caring classroom community.
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Meet Zora Neale Hurston

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Take your class on an adventure to meet one of the most prominent authors in history, Zora Neale Hurston. Use these video clips, teaching tips, and biosketches to transport your students on a quest through time with Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they learn valuable lessons about the importance of storytelling.
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The First Black Woman In Space: From Chicago to the Stars

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As a young girl, Mae Jemison spent most of her free time staring up at the stars hoping to one day be able to go to space. Several years later, Jemison would apply to be an astronaut and blast off into history by becoming the first Black woman to travel into space. Learn more about Mae Jemison’s journey to becoming an astronaut and her mission into space, in NOVA’s ”The Secret Life of Scientists”.
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Black Women In STEM

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Representation is important both inside and out of the classroom. Black women make up only a small percentage of individuals in most STEM fields. In addition, women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face more challenges than their male counterparts. Despite all hurdles, Dr. Bridgette Shannon, a chemist, stayed true to her love and passion for science and has become both a leader and role model. Use this short video to teach your class about different STEM roles, and possibly inspire a couple future scientists in your classroom!



CTAA Call to Action for White Educators Who Seek to Be Anti-Racist

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Racism in America

Jun 19, 2020

Sonoma County Celebrates Juneteenth

The Sonoma County Juneteenth Committee will host its celebration over zoom this year. Nancy Rogers has served as the chair of the festival for the…
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Racism in America

Lawsuit Against County Sheriff's Office Points to Numerous Brutality Cases

We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday-Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. The following is a two-part interview that aired Thursday, July, 2nd and Wednesday, July 8. The full-length interview is also available below. Subscribe to The North Bay…
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Hope, Strength, Protest. Another Story in Photos

Photos and Text by Diane Askew On Thursday, July 2, a daylong rally was held at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square to protest systemic racism. The protest was organized by president Rubin Scott of the Sonoma County chapter of the NAACP. From a small stage set up on the square, local residents spoke…
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Informe en Español: KBBF Hosts Special On Black Lives Matter Movement

This article is a translated, partial summary of KBBF’s 30-minute special. Listen to the complete version in Spanish below. In this thirty-minute special, KBBF’s Edgar Avila speaks with Sonoma County residents about racism in our community and the Black Lives Matter movement. Guests appear in the…
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Could Racially Motivated 911 Calls Become Hate Crimes?

By Elizabeth Castillo, CalMatters Barbecuing at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Selling water without a permit. Both instances in which a Black person was doing something deemed criminal by a white person. Both instances in which a white person called the police. Now, as racial tensions continue to flare…
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As COVID-19 Cases Climb, Activists Demand Equity In Response

We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday - Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. Here's our North Bay Report episode for Thursday, June 25. Subscribe to The North Bay Report podcast to listen on the go. COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone, but…
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