Featured Author Event: Maurice Sykes

Teaching for Change welcomes Maurice Sykes to discuss and
sign his new book,

Monday, January 12, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Busboys and Poets, 14th&V
Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Early Childhood Leadership Institute,
Busboys and Poets

Maurice Sykes directs the Early Childhood Leadership Institute at the University of the District of Columbia's National Center for Urban Education.

Also join us for Ai-Jen Poo's discussion of her new book, 

Sponsors: Teaching for Change, The New Press, Busboys and Poets, IONA, Caring Across Generations, National Domestic Workers Alliance, The Center for Community Change, Family Values @ Work, SEIU, National Employment Law Project, National Council on Aging, 9to5, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Pilipino Workers Center, Institute for Policy Studies

The Selma Voting Rights Struggle:
15 Key Points from Bottom-Up History
and Why It Matters Today

On this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national attention is centered on the iconic images of "Bloody Sunday," the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act. This version of history, emphasizing a top-down narrative and isolated events, reinforces the master narrative that civil rights activists describe as "Rosa sat down, Martin stood up, and the white folks came south to save the day." Read more.

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Bookstore Highlights 2014

"The Teaching for Change Bookstore is one of my favorite places in D.C. The book selection has shaped my pedagogy, helped me to become more culturally responsive and equitable in my practice, given me ideas and inspirations for lessons and activities to use with my students, and helped me to understand how I can effect change in my community as a teacher. I have been inspired, humbled, enlightened, and awakened thanks to the Teaching for Change Bookstore and author events." 

- Barrie Moorman, high school teacher 

More Inspiring Photos and Stories from Teaching for Change 2014

This has been a year of mourning, resistance, and hope.

We mourned for the lives of so many people of color killed by the police with no impunity. And we were inspired by the resistance that started in #Ferguson and has become a national #BlackLivesMatter movement. 


In 2014, we also faced an attack by Rush Limbaugh and were inspired by the testimonials affirming the value of our promotion of children's books by and about people of color. We helped expose the Koch Brothers sneaking into schools and saw teachers publicly resist their ideology. We supported parents at Orr Elementary in D.C. in their fight for a new school building and leadership. These stories give us hope as we get ready for 2015. 


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