Rising Up Together Community Education in the USs New Jim Crow
This talk explores the inspirational lives and work of community educators and their allies taking action in neighborhoods that are impacted by relentless poverty, under-resourced schools, racialized incarceration and escalated levels of gun violence. Lost in conversations about educational reform and gun violence in the United States, are the expertise, knowledge and interests of people living in those communities most impacted by poverty and other forms of violence. This talk then focuses on the possibilities to support and cultivate those forms of knowledge for survival, resistance and community development. This session will provide:
- Knowledge of what peace education looks like "on the ground" in some of the places most impacted by violence in the United States
- Strategies for building healthy communities and productively engaging with conflict.
- Knowledge of new Social Movements