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April 7, 2023

Freedom and Justice Gathering

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education‘s annual Freedom and Justice Gathering brings together educators, families, students, and community members who are committed to equity and justice in education.

This year’s free, virtual gathering will feature:

  • keynote lecture with Ujju Aggarwal, an assistant professor of anthropology and experiential learning at The New School
  • DJ and MC Justis Lopez
  • workshops facilitated by local community organizations, including the Latino Community Center, the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents, and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project
  • poetry reading by Pitt student group Addverse+poesia

Event Details

Wednesday, April 19 | 4 – 7 p.m.

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The event is co-sponsored by the Pitt School of Education Dean’s Office; the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading; the Center for Urban Education; the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents; and the Kinloch Commons For Critical Pedagogy and Leadership.

To learn more, visit the University of Pittsburgh website.

News

February 21, 2023

Critical Building Blocks for a Healthy Start: Championing Equitable Maternal Health

Data show that maternal mortality rates are higher among Black and Native American women, regardless of income and educational levels. Additionally, Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than non-Hispanic White women, even though three out of five pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. Although these glaring racial disparities have reached a crisis level, there are opportunities to make policy changes to better support the health of all babies and birthing parents.

Join the Alliance for Early Success for this webinar, featuring speakers from the National Birth Equity Collaborative and state advocates from Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia to discuss the drivers for these alarming disparities and what we can do to improve maternal health for everyone.

Session Details

Tuesday, February 28 | 3 – 4 p.m.
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Webinar speakers include:

  • Megan Simmons, Policy Director, National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Ky Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
  • Sakesa Berry, Founder & Executive Director, Atlanta Doula Collective

To learn more, visit the Alliance for Early Success website.

News

February 16, 2023

Harm and Distrust: Honoring Historical Truths in the Classroom

Teaching historical truths can sometimes lead to difficult conversations in the classroom. It is essential for educators to meet conversations about race, equity, and injustices head on, and create safe environments for students to learn about the past.

Join edWeb.net and the News Literacy Project for this webinar to learn about the historical failure of mainstream news organizations to serve all people equally, the legacies of distrust this has caused among specific groups in America, and recent efforts by news outlets to improve their coverage.

Session Details

Thursday, February 23 | 6 – 7 p.m.

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Attendees will hear from education professionals about how they tackle these conversations in the classroom and draw on their personal experiences to shed light on historical truths. In addition, the presenters will highlight some of the resources that are available to support educators.

To learn more, visit the edWebinar website.

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January 25, 2023

School Readiness and African American Boys: The Journey – Part I

Part of a three-part series, this initial webinar, hosted by the Office of Head Start and its National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL), will highlight several key strategies that programs and education staff can use to create more responsive and strength-driven learning experiences for young African American boys.

Panelists will share how their lived, learning experiences have shaped their identities. Attendees will learn about Head Start’s approach to meeting the unique needs of young African American boys and their families.

This webinar is offered with English and Spanish captioning.

Session Details

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 3 – 4 p.m.
Virtual
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