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Below is a list of resources, organizations, efforts, etc. that are related to our most recent Consider This... discussion.
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Talk to ActionGroup/Eventshttp://www.talk-to-action.org/Talk to Action is diverse network of educators that come together to help one another and their organizations gapple with power, privilege, and influence.
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Black Lives Matter 5280Group/Eventshttps://www.facebook.com/Black-Lives-Matter-5280-1437139253269970/Black Lives Matter 5280 has an education squad and hosts a Freedom School summer program.
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Black Educator CaucusGroup/EventsContact Lakysha Dixon at lakyshad@yahoo.comBlack Educator Caucus is a new organization that aims to support Black teachers in professional development opportunities and faciliate shared community spaces with Black educators.
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Aspiring Teacher Leaders of Color Cohort (DPS program)Group/Eventstinyurl.com/AspiringTeacherLeaderTeacher Leadership and Collaboration (TLC) offers the Aspiring Teacher Leader of Color Cohort as an opportunity to uniquely develop transformative knowledge, skills, and mindsets to be a leader for equity in Denver Public Schools. DPS is committed to growing and amplifying educators of color whose backgrounds and experiences reflect those of our students and families. http://teacherleader.dpsk12.org/about-tlc/
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DPS Belongs Groups (DPS program)Group/Eventshttp://thecommons.dpsk12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1493 DPS Belong groups are intentional spaces for people with similar backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to gather, celebrate and create community. DPS recognizes that employees from underrepresented backgrounds bring diverse experiences, perspectives and approaches to the work that we do. These experiences and perspectives are what creates a stronger and more inclusive environment for both DPS employees and DPS students.
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Make Your MarkRecruitment/Retentionhttps://www.makeyourmarkdenver.org/Make Your Mark is an initiative launched by the City, DPS, and a collective of charter schools aimed at recruiting more educators and educational leaders of color to Denver.
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DPS Employee Referral Program (DPS program)Recruitment/Retentionhttp://careers.dpsk12.org/employee-referral-program/This program is one that is focused on rewarding DPS employees who help the district find teachers who reflect DPS students (as well as other high needs roles in DPS).
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Reach One Mentoring (DPS program)Recruitment/Retentionhttp://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1500Reach One Mentoring provides confidential space for new teachers of color to build meaningful professional relationships, allowing them to be their most authentic self. Through this opportunity, mentees will build a greater level of trust, sense of belonging and support to grow and succeed within DPS.
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EduColorInitative and Materialshttp://www.educolor.org/EduColor seeks to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice. EduColor is an nclusive cooperative of informed, inspired and motivated educators, parents, students, writers and activists who promote and embrace the centrality of substantive intersectional diversity.
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NAACP Denver ChapterGroup and Thought Leadershiphttp://www.naacpdenver.org/about/NAACP Denver Branch has an Education Committee
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Urban League of Metropolitan DenverGroup and Thought Leadershiphttps://urbanleaguedenver.org/contact-usUrban League of Metro Denver has an Education Committee
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Moonshot edVenturesLeadership Development and New School Development http://www.moonshotedventures.org/Moonshot edVentures is building the pipeline of diverse leaders to design and launch the schools of tomorrow in Metro Denver
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African-American Equity Task ForceInitiative and Efforthttps://celt.dpsk12.org/equity/african-american-equity-task-force/The African-American Equity Task Force was asked to develop and present a set of prioritized recommendations to help close the Opportunity Gap for our African-American students and educators. Their page now lists many resources.
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Young African American Latinx LeadersLeadership Development for Students of Colorhttps://studentvoice.dpsk12.org/about-dps-svl-yaall/YAALL is a district youth civic action team born out of the request from both the community and the district to have student voice at the table when seeking solutions to the current crisis in African-American and Latino and Indigenous administration, teachers, staff and students in Denver Public Schools.
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Denver’s newest group of teachers is its most diverse ever.Articlehttps://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2018/07/30/denvers-newest-crop-of-teachers-is-its-most-diverse-ever/Thirty percent of the nearly 750 new teachers who will join the Denver school district this fall are teachers of color, making this year’s class of recruits the most diverse in recent history.
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Brown v. Board: An American Legacy: What 'Brown v. Board' meant to the United States.Article https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2004/brown-v-board-an-american-legacyThis article is a concise examination of school segregation, the Brown case and its relevance in the ongoing struggle for school equity. Build on this history using one or more of the following activities.
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Too Dope Teachers and a MicPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/TooDopeTeachers/Two Denver teachers talking about education, equity, race, and more.
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Miss Buchanan's Period Of AdjustmentPodcasthttp://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-miss-buchanans-period-of-adjustmentBrown v Board of Education might be the most well-known Supreme Court decision, a major victory in the fight for civil rights. But in Topeka, the city where the case began, the ruling has left a bittersweet legacy. RH hears from the Browns, the family behind the story.
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BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DR. FOSTER
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James D. Anderson—The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935
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Vanessa Siddle Walker--Their Highest Potential: An African American School Community in the Segregated South
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David Cecelski —Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina, and the Fate of Black Schools in the South
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Vivian Gunn Morris & Curtis Morris--The Price They Paid: Desegregation in an African American Community
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Richard Kluger--Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
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Teresa Perry, Claude Steele & Asa Hilliard--Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students
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