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    Nurturing Black Children: Black Mothers Speak About Raising & Teaching Black Lives in White Spaces

    Friday, February 22 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Portland Association of Teachers (PAT)
    345 NE 8th Ave, Portland

    Featuring Special Guests: Dyan Watson, Natalie Labossiere, and Kara Hinderlie Stroman.

    RSVP here.

    Three Black mothers who are also educators will share their experiences about raising, educating, and supporting Black children in mostly white spaces. Through storytelling and prose, these moms will provide glimpses into the conversations they have with their own children as well as Black students in their care. Participants will leave with more understanding about the dilemmas these moms wrestle with as parent educators and with insight into how to keep Black lives safe in schools. Participants will have time to discuss, ask questions, and plan for their own classrooms. The highly acclaimed Rethinking Schools book, Teaching for Black Lives, will be for sale at the event.

    For questions, please contact Linda Christensen at lmc@lclark.edu.

    Cosponsored by PAT, Rethinking Schools, and the Oregon Writing Project.

    Copies of Teaching for Black Lives available for purchase.


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    Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

    PAT's Black Lives Matter Committee (a sub-committee of the Racial Equity Task Force) invites you to celebrate with us the Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action, Monday, February 4, 2019 through Friday, February 8, 2019.


    Please visit our website to find all our resources and event: pdxteachers.org/blmwoa


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    Storm the Capitol - February 18th!

    Join PAT members in Salem on President’s Day for the biggest education rally yet. Monday, February 18th is our opportunity to show lawmakers that our schools need funding now, and our students can’t wait. Educators from around the state will be joining us wearing red. Please sign up now for this important action.