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4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Leticia Skae changed both her approach to teaching and the content of the curriculum to reach and engage her students, steps which resulted in “incredible growth on [the students’] state mandated end-of-course exams.”  To read her complete article, click here.


Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man of Conscience, January 20, 2018


Keith Henley, an actor with the American Historical Theatre of Philadelphia, will perform at the Plainsboro Public Library (9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro) on Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm.  Henley will use a sermon, “What Is Man?” that Dr. King delivered shortly before his death.  This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Princeton Human Services Updated Immigrant Resource Guides

From Elisa Neira, Executive Director of Princeton Human Services: “USCIS has resumed accepting DACA renewal applications due to a federal court order, until further notice. Our office has updated our Immigrant Resource Guides with updated information on DACA renewals. . . . We ask for your help to distribute them to those you believe may find the resource packets helpful and to make your staff aware of this resource and update. Hard copies of the resource guides are also available at our office for local residents. You can also find the resource guides on our website:”


Webinar: Nurturing Joy and Resilience in a World with Too Much Aggression and Violence, January 23, 2018

An EmbraceRace Community Conversation with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, a child psychologist specializing in trauma and ethnic minority mental health.

REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, January 23rd, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.

Why We Gather. How can we raise children of color who love themselves even as they hear the US president refer to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “sh*thole” countries – while calling for more immigration from “countries like Norway”? How do we nurture children who remain resilient in the face of injustice, whether to themselves or others, children able to mount meaningful responses to injustice even when that’s scary and hard to do? Join this EmbraceRace Community Conversation on Resilience with child psychologist and EmbraceRace friend, Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith. We’ll spend most of our time together responding to your questions, concerns, and suggestions.

We look forward to seeing you online on January 23rd at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Guardians, parents, teachers, social workers, uncles, grandmothers – you’re all invited. Registering ensures that you will receive the after-event recording and resources whether you attend live or not.


8:30 to 8:50 pm ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace introduce and chat with Allison to frame the larger conversation about resilience.
8:50 to 9:25 pm ET: We open it up for questions and comments from the EmbraceRace community.
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts.

Martin Luther King’s Radical Anti-Capitalism

Commemorating the 50th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor notes that “[t]his anniversary offers new opportunities to engage King’s political thought, including his anti-capitalism and his repeated call for larger and deeper political struggle.” Click here to read this excerpt from the forthcoming book Fifty Years Since MLK, edited by Brandon Terry.  

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