Foreword by: David O. Stovall
Afterword by: Rita Kohli
Publication Date: August 26, 2022
This book highlights the work of Rise for Racial Justice, an organization that launched a public racial literacy campaign in 2020 when the nation’s interest in exploring the history and present reality of anti-Black police violence was at a high. Protests following the murder of George Floyd focused the public’s attention on anti-Black racism, sparking calls for racial justice. There was a resulting demand for antiracism training to help make sense of the ongoing twin pandemics of anti-Black racism and White supremacy.
This book makes a unique contribution to the discussion about antiracism training for schools and communities. In Rise for Racial Justice: How to Talk About Race With Schools and Communities, the authors draw on the experiences of antiracism facilitators as they teach about race, racism, and racial justice. This book shares curricula, pedagogical strategies, tools, and practices that support the learning and engagement of educators and youth learners.
Colette N. Cann is a professor of education at the University of San Francisco. Kimberly Williams Brown is an assistant professor of education at Vassar College. Meredith Madden is an assistant professor of education at Utica College.
“Rise for Racial Justice: How to Talk About Race With Schools and Communities is a book we all desperately need. In the current climate of blatant racism and the banning of ideas that help society understand how racism functions, this book is a clear and beautifully written guide and testament to the work of what the authors call ‘public racial literacy campaigns.’ Read this book slowly and carefully to get all the gems needed to do the work of racial literacy, sustained solidarity, and justice.”
—Bettina L. Love, co-founder, the Abolitionist Teaching Network