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Black Brooklynites have resisted racism in housing, work, school and other areas in since the time of the Dutch. Our new curriculum, Brooklyn Resists! How Black Brooklynites Have Resisted Racism and Persisted, explores the racist views Blacks endure and how they chose to overcome them and fight for a better life.

Join Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala, curator and historian on the In Pursuit of Freedom project, as she discusses how Black Brooklynites resisted racism and persisted over time. Including during the 1600s – 1827 when Brooklyn was the second largest slave holding capital in the United States, when Brooklyn’s Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) fought segregation, and housing discrimination with red lining and the Green Book, and how the fight continues today with the protest after the murder of George Floyd.

Then, Dr. Aja Lans as she discusses how black bodies were segregated, not only as they lived, but when they died.  Throughout the day, we will spotlight and pilot lessons from our new Brooklyn Resists curriculum. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and face mask REQUIRED.

Attendees are eligible for 6.5 CTLE credits.

Accessibility Statement:

We strive to offer educator professional learning opportunities that are inclusive for individuals with disabilities and our team is committed to the work that goes into creating safe and productive spaces for all. If you have an accessibility requirement, please let us know by checking the appropriate box while registering for our professional learning opportunities and a staff member will reach out with accessibility options prior to the event.

CBH Education is generously supported by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Nissan Foundation, The Pine Tree Foundation, and National Grid. 

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