Facebook Live Event: The Critical Importance of Black Male Educators, Research, Realities, and Effective Practices
Black male teachers matter, and we need more of them.
Join the esteemed Dr. Travis Bristol (UC Berkeley), Sharif El Mekki (CEO, The Center for Black Educator Development), Jason Terrell (ED, Profound Gentlemen), Coron Brinson (The Black Teacher Project) and Dirk Tillotson, to look at the research and effective practices for increasing the number of Black Teachers, and Black male teachers in particular. We will hear from the experts, take your questions, and have some practical steps that folks everywhere can take to support Black teachers.
Black educators make a critical difference in the lives of many Black and other students. Two statewide studies showed that having just one Black teacher in elementary school decreased the chances that a Black student would dropout by 29%. For low-income Black students, it was 39%. Meanwhile Black teachers are almost universally underrepresented and the disparities in many cases are getting worse. We can change this situation, learn from folks who are making a difference and get tools to make a difference locally too.
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST)
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/258688605687968/