This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a moment to reckon with our past and reimagine our future. To help educators engage with the complex impacts of 9/11 in the classroom, Valarie Kaur—Sikh activist and author of See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love—has created a guide for teaching and learning about the decades-long impact of 9/11 on people of color. Through critical thinking questions as well as dialogue and reflection activities, this guide aims to shift the narrative of 9/11 to tell the truth of the decades-long impact of hate violence and state violence on our communities—and inspire and equip young Americans to make different choices to shape the next 20 years.
Educator’s Guide: Teaching the Impact of 9/11
By Allan Spencer | September 9 2021 | High School
We are honored to announce the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards’ Michelle Obama Award for Memoir. In recognition of Michelle Obama’s long-standing commitment to mentorship and education, as well as her inspiring leadership in encouraging young people to discover the power of telling their own stories, this award grants a college scholarship of $10,000 to oneRead more
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