Attention public and private school teachers
There will be FREE FREE workshops and discussion to learn and address
"How Social Movements Happen"
Through discussion, documentaries, docu-dramas and guest speakers
A number of like-minded educators will gather to:
->Learn how to integrate Civil Rights history into your curriculum
->Learn how Civil Rights history can to help you understand today’s political and social problems
->Learn how Civil Rights History can provide hope in dark times, and nourishment for depleted activistsJoin us!!!
Four THURSDAYS, 5-8PM
Free Food and Drink
Mission High School
3750 18th Street, between Church and Dolores Streets
March 2, 9, 16 and 23
To get more information and to register, call (415) 703-0465, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to SF Freedom School
Sponsored by SF Freedom School
and the Liberation Curriculum (King Institute, Stanford University)
Mission High School Teach-In
Come to any of the sessions: they are designed to be independent of each other but also build upon each other. A brief introduction to the Liberation Curriculum at the King Institute will be given at each session with curriculum handouts relevant to that night’s topic.
MARCH 2 Brown v Board and the SFUSD Consent Decree
Film: With All Deliberate Speed (excerpts, 2004) History ignored is history repeated. In the case of Brown Vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. But in this landmark ruling, the Justices used a four-word phrase that many believe has delayed the process of change for over 50 years: "With All Deliberate Speed."
Guest Speakers: SFUSD parent Kim-Shree Maufas and SFSU professor and SFUSD board
commissioner Eric Mar
MARCH 9 Black Labor History: the politics of divide and conquer
Film: Struggles in Steel (58 min, 1996) Struggles in Steel documents the shameful history of
discrimination against black workers and one heroic campaign where they won equality on the
job.Interviews with more than 70 retired black steelworkers tell heart-rending tales of struggles with the
company, the union and white co-workers to break out of the black job ghetto.
Guest Speaker: To Be Determined
MARCH 16 Direct Action: key concepts
Film: A Force more Powerful (Nashville selection, 30 minutes, 2000). In the 1960s, Gandhi’s
nonviolent weapons were taken up by black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashville’s downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire civil rights movement.
Guest Speaker: Civil Rights Movement veteran Bruce Hartford (CORE, SCLC 1963-67,
MARCH 23 Local leadership: mobilizing a community for social, political & economic action
Film: Standing on my Sisters’ Shoulders, (60 min, 2002)Most of us have never heard of Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Unita Blackwell, Mae Bertha Carter, or Victoria Gray Adams. But in a state where lynching of black males was the highest in the nation, a unique opportunity for women emerged to become activists in the movement.
Guest Speakers: Civil Rights Movement veteran and song leader Wazir Peacock (SNCC, Mississippi & Alabama), Civil Rights and Womens’ Movement veteran and Chude Allen (Freedom Summer, Mississippi)
More info - www.educationanddemocracy.org
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