We were delighted that Jesse Hagopian led our conversation on racial justice and education at Conversations on Race. He is a teacher, author, activist, and public speaker whose focus is educational justice. Jesse Hagopian teaches Ethnic Studies and is an editor for the social justice periodical Rethinking Schools, and is the co-editor of the books, Black Lives Matter at School and Teaching for Black Lives. He is an organizer with the Black Lives Matter at School movement, and is founding member of Social Equity Educators (SEE). Jesse is the recipient of the 2019 “Racial Justice Teacher of the Year” and has been featured on many local and national news programs. For more information about his work and his writing, visit here.
Jesse shared some stark statistics and information that demonstrates what we're up against when it comes to creating equity and racial justice in education. Have a look at the video below:
Many thanks to the Conversations on Race planning committee-- Kristin Mahoney, Rev. Forrest Pritchett, Dagmar Hobson, and Barbara Velazquez, and to Seton Hall University once again for partnering with us on this project. We are grateful for the all the discussion group facilitators who make the 'conversations' part of Conversations on Race a reality and to Audrey Rowe who enlist and trains those wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to Tegan Culler for being our Zoom leader.