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Thursday, November 30, 2017

SchoolHouse: Using Data for Young Women's Freedom



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This Week: CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks with Tia Martinez of Forward Change Consulting and Jessica Nowlan of the Young Women's Freedom Center about how they use data as a tool to equip young women to communicate, organize, and advocate to fight systemic injustice.

 About the SchoolHouse: Equity in Education podcast:

SchoolHouse is a podcast created by the Communities for Just Schools Fund and hosted by Allison R. Brown. SchoolHouse shares stories about how young people, their families and communities, and other advocates and activists are working in and around schools to make them healthy, safe, and equitable places for children to be. In SchoolHouse, we will learn together about the global implications of local movements for change in our schools.

About CJSF:

The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) is a nationally-focused donor collaborative. CJSF provides resources in support of community-led organizations that are working to ensure positive and supportive school climates that affirm and foster the success of all students. CJSF’s community partners organize young people, parents and caregivers, educators, and other community members to advocate on behalf of students who are disproportionately impacted by the over-use of exclusionary school discipline practices, including suspensions, expulsions, and arrests in schools. They organize community members to stand up for positive, healthy, and supportive school climates that produce better academic and social outcomes for the students who enroll than school climates with a heavy police presence, zero tolerance school discipline policies, and over-reliance on exclusionary discipline methods. CJSF’s community partners educate students, parents and caregivers, school officials and teachers, police departments, and community leaders on highly beneficial alternatives to suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrests. For more information, email us at info@cjsfund.org and sign up for our newsletter at www.cjsfund.org.

Friday, November 24, 2017

SchoolHouse: The Hidden Truth in Miami



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This Week: CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks to Miami’s Power U. Center for Social Change and Advancement Project about their new report, The Hidden Truth, which reveals the educational inequities for Black and Brown Miami students.

 About the SchoolHouse: Equity in Education podcast:

SchoolHouse is a podcast created by the Communities for Just Schools Fund and hosted by Allison R. Brown. SchoolHouse shares stories about how young people, their families and communities, and other advocates and activists are working in and around schools to make them healthy, safe, and equitable places for children to be. In SchoolHouse, we will learn together about the global implications of local movements for change in our schools.

About CJSF:

The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) is a nationally-focused donor collaborative. CJSF provides resources in support of community-led organizations that are working to ensure positive and supportive school climates that affirm and foster the success of all students. CJSF’s community partners organize young people, parents and caregivers, educators, and other community members to advocate on behalf of students who are disproportionately impacted by the over-use of exclusionary school discipline practices, including suspensions, expulsions, and arrests in schools. They organize community members to stand up for positive, healthy, and supportive school climates that produce better academic and social outcomes for the students who enroll than school climates with a heavy police presence, zero tolerance school discipline policies, and over-reliance on exclusionary discipline methods. CJSF’s community partners educate students, parents and caregivers, school officials and teachers, police departments, and community leaders on highly beneficial alternatives to suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrests. For more information, email us at info@cjsfund.org and sign up for our newsletter at www.cjsfund.org.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

NASN School Nurse Chat: Cut The Bull


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This week: NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck with Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney, chief nursing officer at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and Elizabeth Light, a Delaware school nurse, discuss #CutTheBull, an anti-bullying program sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children that helps students become anti-bullying advocates.

About the NASN School Nurse Chat podcast:

The NASN School Nurse Chat, a podcast hosted by NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, highlights timely student and school health topics of interest to school nurses and other professionals focused on student health and well-being. For more information about the NASN School Nurse Chat podcast, contact Margaret Cellucci, NASN Director of Communications at mcellucci@nasn.org.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Solidarity: Our Community is Our Campaign



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This month: Deepa Iyer is in conversation with M. Adams and Kabzuag Vaj, the co-directors of Freedom, Inc to discuss co-liberation practices among Black and Southeast Asian communities in Madison (WI).

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A World of Black Writers: Donika Kelly



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This Week: Donika Kelly discusses Bestiary (Graywolf Press) with Natalie Hopkinson of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Elnathan John



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This Week: Elnathan John discusses Born on a Tuesday (Black Cat/Grove Atlantic) with Crystal Davis of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Ibram X. Kendi



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This Week: Ibram X. Kendi discusses Stamped from the Beginning,The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books) with David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A World of Black Writers: A. Igoni Barrett



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This Week: Crystal Davis of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews A. Igoni Barrett about Blackass (Graywolf Press)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Patricia Bell-Scott



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This Week: David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Patricia Bell-Scott about The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, (Alfred A.Knopf)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.