Learn how SFUSD-ALLI Program is empowering students like during our Portraits of a King series. Director Latisha Erving and Leader Glenn Bell share some strategies and impact they are making in San Francisco Unified.
The history of Black folks often comes from a different and divergent perspective. It is our responsibility to uncover the story at the margins to share the broad perspectives of Our Story.
Our CEO Chris Chatmon was an integral part of a powerful panel presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Chicago on April 14 presenting with other education leaders and luminaries. Dr. Vajra Watson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Racial Justice at Sacramento State University, recently designed the presentation “Living Hip-Hop: The Community-Based Organization as a Space for Educational Liberation.” This presentation centered around the use of Hip-Hop in class to draw students to writing and expressing themselves which improves literacy and well-being.
The Revolution Remix film was born out of the 2020 multiple world pandemics of Covid, racism, mental health, and the economy. The constant images of seeing Black males like George Floyd being murdered on video, and normalized, takes its toll. Our Revolution Remix EP was our initial response to provide youth the opportunity to express their thoughts and voice during these pandemic. This film is a multi-artistic expression of youth voice, which sparks even more conversation to move toward reflection and healing.
Breaking Bread show provides opportunity for community leaders to discuss strategies, failures and successes to continue the conversation to build the nation. It is through relationships, communication, and collaboration that will advance towards solutions. This show will help to uncover and expose more tools, resources and solutions for transformation.
Crossroads show addresses the intersectionality of self, family, community and career as it relates to identity, beliefs, culture and norms. We unveil the elephant in the room to have important conversations that impact people, but are not always comfortable for everyone. These shows provide the content and space to continue the critical conversations to build relationships and bridge gaps. They are perfect to spark dialog among students (grades 7 and up) with conversations that are hard to bring up, yet are already happening in the margins.
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