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Pulitzer Center Hosting Two Workshops at the 2024 Teaching Black History Conference

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July 28, 2024 | 10:15 AM EDT TO 11:15 AM EDT
July 28, 2024 | 11:30 AM EDT TO 12:30 PM EDT
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The Pulitzer Center’s K-12 Education team is excited to present two workshops at the Teaching Black History Conference in Buffalo, New York. The conference will occur from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, July 28, 2024.

Pulitzer Center’s Donnalie Jamnah and Kendra Grissom will facilitate both workshops virtually. 

Healthy Black Futures: How Global Health Reporting Can Help Us Develop Communities That Thrive

Sunday, July 28, 2024, from 10:15am–11:15am EDT (Zoom)

Facilitators: 

  • Donnalie Jamnah, Senior Program Manager at the Pulitzer Center
  • Kendra Grissom, K-12 Education Program Assistant at the Pulitzer Center 

In this session, participants will: 

  1. explore reporting at the intersection of Pulitzer Center’s Global Health and Racial Justice focus areas
  2.  evaluate how authentic engagement with media literacy skills and underreported news stories on global health and racial justice help students engage curiously, critically, and empathetically with the world
  3.  and practice using news stories to support students in making local and personal connections to global issues.

 

This workshop will begin with an introduction to the Pulitzer Center and the Center’s mission to champion stories about complex issues. Then, participants will explore various examples of media coverage of the impact of systemic health issues on Black communities. This exploration will include close readings and analyses of newspaper articles, insight from investigative reporters exploring these topics, and guided questions for group conversation. Pulitzer Center staff will then introduce participants to the Pulitzer Center Journalist toolkit. Finally, Center staff will work with participants to analyze strategies for incorporating similar exploration of journalism and conversation about building healthy communities in their classrooms. 

 

Centering Joy In Hard History And Imagining More Just Futures

Sunday, July 28, 2024, from 11:30am–12:30pm EDT (Zoom)

Facilitators:

  • Donnalie Jamnah, Senior Program Manager at the Pulitzer Center
  • Kendra Grissom, K-12 Education Program Assistant at the Pulitzer Center 

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. explore curricular resources developed by teams from The 1619 Project Education Network to engage students in themes of joy and imagination in the face of hard history
  2. evaluate how authentic engagement with media literacy skills and underreported news stories on racial justice help students engage curiously, critically, and empathetically with the world
  3. analyze how resources from The 1619 Project can support students in making local and personal connections to U.S. history

 

This workshop will start with an introduction to the Pulitzer Center and the Center’s mission to champion stories about complex issues. Then, participants will reflect on the challenges and opportunities that emerge for students when teaching about the lasting legacy of slavery in the U.S. and the contributions of Black Americans to U.S. society. Next, educators will engage in a guided exploration of curricular resources developed by teams from The 1619 Project Education Network that focus on centering joy and engaging students in visions for their futures that apply their analysis of the themes of The 1619 Project.  Finally, Center staff will work with participants to analyze strategies for centering joy in their teaching of hard history.

 


Click here to register for the 2024 Teaching Black History Conference. For more information on connecting with Pulitzer Center staff and journalists for professional development workshops for educators, please contact the K-12 Education team by emailing [email protected].