EQ: What does it mean to be educated for liberation and why does it matter?
Guest: Kelly Nicholls, local educator and organizer around the concept of liberated learning (we will hear more about it Radical Educator Academy! See flyer below).
School leader and change-maker Kelly Nicholls joins us to discuss her journey into education and leadership and the importance of changing the education system from within. Topics include:
Education centered on white supremacy, including white modes of communication and hierarchical white spaces.
Radical academy/education as liberation: resisting oppressive patriarchal systems within existing systems.
Anti-blackness in schools - resisting treating Black people as a monolith and one size fits all approaches to discipline.
Individual teachers combating anti-blackness by lessening the prevalence of whiteness in curriculum and pedagogy.
Annie: saying yes to everything
Kelly: cigarettes (no longer a smoker, but they’re hard to quit!)
Do Your Fudging Homework
Annie: Radical Teacher, a peer-reviewed academic journal on current social justice issues in education. Past issues available online.
Hope: The Power Flower (Nicole Hurt)
Kelly: Connect and follow #ClearTheAir on Twitter