“Teacher Unions and Social Justice”–A New Book To Spur Rebellion From Rethinking Schools, With an Online Book Launch and Discussion January 21 at 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm CST

I am excited to announce that I have a new book coming out from Rethinking Schools that I co-edited with Michael Charney and Bob Peterson: Teacher Unions and Social Justice: Organizing for the Schools and Communities Our Students Deserve. On Thursday, January 21, the book's editors will be joined by leading social justice union organizers Arlene Inouye and Michelle Gunderson to launch the book--and hopefully a new era of union power in the struggle for schools and society our children deserve.

Book Launch Event on 12/2 at 5:00 pm ET for “Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice”–Register Today!

I am writing to invite you to the book launch event on Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Eastern for the new book I co-edited with Denisha Jones, "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice!"

Announcing the new book, “Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice”–co-edited by Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian, foreword by Opal Tometi

"'Black Lives Matter at School' is an essential resource for all those seeking to build an antiracist school system." —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Celebrate George Floyd’s Birthday!–Join BLM at School educators, students and parents around the country on Wed, Oct. 14th in a national webinar & an eight minute & 46 second free write/draw to “reimagine everything”

Wednesday, Oct. 14th is George Floyd's birthday. Join Black Lives Matter at School, the WA State NAACP Youth Council, and National Educators United on October 14th at 5 pm PDT/8 pm EDT for a town hall to celebrate George Floyd’s birthday. We'll have educators, students, and activists speaking from Minneapolis, Louisville, Seattle and around the country. In addition, Black Lives Matter at School is calling on educators and families to facilitate a eight minuet and 46 second timed activity with youth asking them to write or draw about the future they want to live in.

Video: Start off school by watching, “Teaching When The World Is On Fire”–Dr. Lisa Delpit, Sarah Ishmael, Jonathan Tunstall, & Jesse Hagopian on the struggle for racial justice in education.

Our world is literally on fire--whether it's the climate change fueled fires in California or the police terror fulled fires from the uprising for Black lives--and educators have a special responsibility in this era to help students make sense of the these realities and empower them to help make collective change. With school starting back, now is a good time to check out this video, hosted by Dr. Lisa Delpit, on "Teaching When The World Is On Fire."