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  • 1.  3-4 August, Hard History and Connecticut Slavery lectures

    Posted 07-20-2020 02:41:00 PM
    Dear Fellow Teachers, 

    In response to current events, a group of educators in Connecticut have organized a two-day virtual conference meant to shift the ground on teaching about race, slavery, and racism. 

    On August 3, Mr. Dennis Culliton will explain how the Connecticut Witness Stones Project works. Witness Stones provides a model for allowing teachers and students to research slaves' lives in their local community. Research leads to action as the project culminates with students placing a plaque commemorating an enslaved person's life in a prominent public space near where that person actually lived and worked. Dennis, the founder of Witness Stones, is a veteran educator; dozens of public and private schools in Connecticut have embraced the Witness Stones model with great success.

    On August 4, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and host of "Teaching Hard History" podcast, will discuss how to make questions of race and racism a central part of the history curriculum.

    This presentation is sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. All are welcome. Registration and details are here: Witness Stones & Hard HistoryWitness Stones & Hard History

    Chris Doyle
    Avon CT

  • 2.  RE: 3-4 August, Hard History and Connecticut Slavery lectures

    Posted 07-21-2020 10:47:00 AM
    Hi Chris, 

    Thank you for sharing this info. Do you have a jpeg or PDF I can post in the Facebook group? Thanks!


    Shakealia Y. Finley
    AAESS Community Chairperson