“We must awaken to the ways that race and racism have shaped our own brains, our ways of being in the world, and our hopes for the work we might do together.”
During the school year, we offer a weekly newsletter with resources for your continued racial literacy. These are resources that we, as facilitators, also use. We invite you to join us in on-going learning and growth.
The newsletters offer
. . . what we're reading for ourselves and what we're reading to young people in our lives.
. . . what trainings we're attending to increase our own racial literacy.
. . . what podcasts we're listening to and what webinars we're watching.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
Whether your school year is just getting under way or you've been back in the classroom for weeks, Rise hopes to support you by highlighting the following organizations that offer free anti-racism resources for lesson planning. Most of the organizations that we highlight in this newsletter require that you create a free account to access or download materials.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
The work of the Rise team is imbued with hope for an antiracist world. Hope is also the theme for this year's Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place September 15-October 15 and if you would like to learn more or teach about the unique Afro-Latinx experience, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a repository of resources. This week's newsletter offers suggestions for more workshops, trainings, and conferences.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
Happy Labor Day! Fall is coming and the NEA has a useful list of 12 ways to begin the new school year! Included in this newsletter is their list that highlights a video for educators to address students' pandemic trauma and the need for self-care and rest, subjects that we will address in future newsletters. Finally, the NEA points out the importance of continued training for professional growth.
AUGUST 30, 2021
In this newsletter, Rise for Racial Justice is happy to announce an expanded partnership with Black, womxn-owned bookstore Multicultural Bookstore & Gifts, located in Richmond, CA. Owner Tamara Shiloh is collaborating with Rise on our Black Girls Live Matter Book Collection and the Free Library for K8 Educators Project. Both initiatives will launch in October.
AUGUST 23, 2021
As the attack on Critical Race Theory (CRT) continues, 28 states have introduced bills or passed legislation barring CRT and, more generally, talking about race. In the face of this backlash, the Rise for Racial Justice team offers a few resources that can help you be better informed and take action in this newsletter.
AUGUST 16, 2021
This week's newsletter announces Fall 2021 course offerings as well as our 2021-2022 initiatives. This year, we will launch a Black Girls Lives Matter Book Collection, an educator book exchange program, podcasts with race and education thought leaders and a Racial Literacy Video Series. Stay tuned....
MAY 11, 2021
This week's newsletter includes resources for educators and those parenting for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
As well, this newsletter includes an invitation to join us for another free pop-up event to talk about white supremacy culture with Eva Meyers and Atiya McGhee this Sunday, May 16th at 4pm, PST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
APRIL 24, 2021
We hope that you are engaging in increased radical self-care this week. Even while we witnessed an almost unprecedented trial outcome, we also lost another young person to state-sanctioned violence against Youth of Color. Even as we protest in bodies weary from centuries long resistance to anti-Black racism, we must also care for ourselves so that we can be whole in that resistance.
APRIL 21, 2021
We write on this historic morning, when justice was served one year after George Floyd lost his life to police violence. Though we know that this was more than the act of one officer, yesterday a decision was made to uphold justice and acknowledge the long relationship between race and policing.
Photo Credit: Logan Weaver
Our hearts go out to the families who lost a loved one in the most recent violence against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. Over the past year, violence against these communities has increased 150% with most of that targeted against womxn.