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The Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin Teach-In Program (JRTP)

Thursday, November 8
1p - 5p

Teach-In Co-Chairs:

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland
Ileana Jiménez, founder
Stephanie Troutman, University of Arizona

K-12 Lead Teachers: 
Nadiera Young, Roland Park Elementary Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Brittany Horne, Academy for College and Career Exploration, Baltimore, MD  

Theme: From Activism and Education: Teaching Students About the Importance of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of (Imagined) Futures
The Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin Teach-In Program (JRTP) is an interactive hands-on teaching workshop designed to actively engage area activists, community leaders, and classroom teachers with the NWSA Conference and theme through providing them with professional development, access to the Conference, feminist resources from the Meridians journal, and racial and social justice training. Much like the work and fervor of black clubwomen to found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), the JRTP is designed to train participants in how to effectively teach activism and feminism in the classroom in an effort to teach their students’ racial and political awareness and accountability and how to lift as they climb.

In this, our second year, the organizers will work with K-12 Lead Teachers nationwide to design lesson plans and assessments; and with racial justice trainers from the Atlanta area to receive an overview and teaching tips on how to address and teach racial and social justice in the classroom.