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About The Ethnic Studies Archive
- Honors histories of communities of color and all marginalized peoples, and affirms and builds students’ intersectional political identities
- Deepens our analysis of cultural identity and identity categories as dynamic and shifting over time
- Strengthens solidarity with and accountability to local and global communities and their collective struggles for liberation
- Deepens analysis of ongoing systems of oppression including white supremacy, capitalism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism/imperialism
- Uses pedagogy that is humanizing, healing, self-reflective, liberatory, multidisciplinary, problem-posing, and student-centered
- Equips and empowers learners with skills and understandings necessary to:
- Critically read the world and analyze power in society/history
- Navigate our current world safely and with dignity
- Resist injustice and systems of oppression
- Become agents of change for a more just world.
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Dual Language Spanish Teacher, Sarah Greenwood K-8
Alene has been working to create curriculum in her Spanish classes that gives students opportunities to critically reflect on their own identities, histories, and communities as immigrants or children of immigrants.
ESL 2 and Humanities Teacher, Boston Adult Technical Academy
Garceline, a Haitian-American educator who is a BPS graduate herself, strives to teach students their shared histories as immigrants and people of color, building solidarity and a community of upstanders amongst her upper high school students.
Katie Li, Caitlyn Castillejo, and Caroline Smith
Humanities Teachers, Charlestown High School
In the SEI program at Charlestown High, these three teachers work together to serve and empower an incredibly diverse student population, with students learning English and recently arriving in the United States from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and China.
9th Grade History Teacher, Charlestown High School
Matt designed a unit and project on public memorials, slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in order to give his African-American and Latinx students opportunities to consider contemporary issues with a historical lens.
Musiri Abdal-Khallaq (Mr. A-K)
Math Teacher, Boston Adult Technical Academy
Mr. A-K designed and taught a project around the Mos Def song “Mathematics” as an introduction to a unit on data and statistics.
12th Grade History Teacher, Charlestown High School
Raquel, a veteran teacher in the Diploma Plus program, an alternative program that serves students who are returning to high school, has been developing and teaching an Afro-Caribbean history class to primarily Black and Latinx students with roots in the Caribbean.
Rocío Sánchez Ares
Spanish as a Heritage Language Teacher
Rocío is currently a visiting professor at Tufts University and taught Spanish as a heritage language within an ethnic studies framework to her high school Latinx students the past years.
Susana Stringer-Velez and Amrita Dani
ESL/Humanities Teachers, Boston Adult Technical Academy
Susana, who has been teaching in Boston alternative education settings for over 20 years, and Amrita, who is in her fifth year of teaching, strive to teach students standard written English, the language of power in the United States, so they can be successful in college and beyond, while also empowering students to critically question social inequality and build empathy across different cultural, linguistic, religious, racial, and gender identities.