Talking About Race in the Garden
March 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm| $30
We want your garden classrooms to be spaces where educators and students can grapple productively with big and important topics. In response to a series of conversations about race and social justice on the NYC Youth and School Gardens Network listserve this past fall, we’ve been working to expand the types of resources we offer to teachers. Grow to Learn and the NYC Youth and School Gardens Network are excited to announce that we have partnered with the team at Border Crossers to offer a day long ‘Talking About Race in the Classroom’ workshop. Border Crossers’ mission is to train and empower educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities, and we believe that the garden classroom offers special opportunities for this important work.
In this 6-hour training, participants will strengthen their analysis of how racism manifests in classrooms and schools, and explore strategies for engaging students in conversations about race and racism. The training has been adapted to focus on garden classrooms, community gardens and food justice contexts.
We hope that this training is just the first step in an ongoing conversation about race and social justice. Grow to Learn is committed to providing resources and support to help these discussions continue in your classrooms and communities.
Coffee and lunch will be provided as part of this full day training.
To help us cover the cost of this workshop, Grow to Learn is asking participants to pay a $30 registration fee- this fee is reduced to $25 if two participants register from one school. If your school cannot afford the registration fee, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to discuss alternatives.
Follow this link to pay and REGISTER.