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Sheryl Anderson

February 2021

The Director’s Letter


Dear Colleagues,


This month’s blog topic is Black History Month. 


Carter G. Woodson, is the Father of Black History, an African-American historian, who wrote black Americans into US history. The month of February marks Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping the United States history. 


Meet the man who created Black History Month
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history,” ~Carter G. Woodson

Black History is American History. Please join me in this celebration and as always thank you for taking this DEI walk with me. United together, we are stronger. Stay safe and healthy.


Best Regards,
Marta Rhea-Johnson
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, Forever

"When a person's voice is not in the room, sometimes people don't even know that they're missing it, and it hampers and dampens and makes us not as effective," ~Shirley Chisom

Ted Talks -Justice & Equality and Black History Month

https://www.ted.com/talks/okalani_dawkins_black_history_is_american_history?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

David R. Williams: How racism makes us sick | TED Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/titus_kaphar_can_art_amend_history?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

https://www.ted.com/talks/isabel_wilkerson_the_great_migration_and_the_power_of_a_single_decision?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

The trauma of systematic racism is killing Black women. A first step toward change... 

The most powerful woman you've never heard of

https://www.ted.com/he_danger_of_a_single_story?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_mediutalks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_tm=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? | TED Talk 


Valuable Resources: Webinars 
Latinx History Is Black History

What Is White Privilege, Really?

Webinar: Let's Talk! Discussing Whiteness

Intersectionality

Let's Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics With Students

Let's Talk! Teaching Black Lives Matter

Podcasts
Teaching Tolerance's Teaching Hard History Podcast


Articles
For White Allies in Search of a Solution to American Racism / When Folks of Color Are Exhausted

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/11-things-white-people-need-to-realize-about-race_n_55b0009be4b07af29d576702?guccounter=1

Why We Need Black History Month

Intersectional Identities: Do Educators Empower or Oppress?


Books
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American’s Great Migration  By Isabel Wilkerson   Isabel Wilkerson - The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Caste By Isabel Wilkerson 
  Caste in America: Isabel Wilkerson with John Dickerson | LIVE from NYPL

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? 
By Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo

Eddie Glaude Jr., Ph.D.: Begin Again - James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own