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More than three million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources in most schools on Central American heritage renders the rich history and literature of the region invisible.  

  

Also missing from the curriculum is the direct connection between U.S. foreign policy and Central American immigration to the United States. People from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras moved in large numbers to the United States during the 1960s-1990s, when U.S.-supported military dictatorships waged repressive wars against their populations. 

  

Therefore, Teaching for Change has launched a campaign during Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) to support and encourage teaching about Central America. We offer a collection of lessons, readings, biographies, book lists, and an introductory slide show on major Central American writers and activists for free use by classroom teachers
 
Help us give teachers and parents the tools to teach Central American history and multicultural education all year long--not just during celebratory months and holidays. 
 
For a donation of $10 or more you can receive your very own Ask Me About: Central America button. Each button comes with a brief description of a Central American author and a poem so you can share Central America's history and literature with others. 
 
Sincerely,
 

Deborah Menkart
Executive Director

 

 



Upcoming DC Area Author Events


From Black Power to Barack Obama
Peniel Joseph
Thur., Sep 19 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 14th & V
Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, Split This Rock, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), The Root

Najla Said
Tue., Oct 1 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 14th & V
Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets

A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement
Simeon Booker 
(along with Carol Booker)
Wed., Oct 2 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 14th & V
Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, Virginia Union University and their National Alumni Association, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation
Wed., Oct 23 | 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 14th & V
Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, Washington Teachers Union  
 
 
 
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