In this moment where loss seems constant, we must remember to honor the beautiful, courageous lives that have pushed for liberation and uplift those in the struggle today. Being Black in America is understanding the rich legacy of our ancestors who’ve carved a path for our freedom. It also means understanding the realities of racism and how it’s played out in our lives and across our lived experiences. Yet, it also means having hope for the future, knowing that our lives matter. Black History Month was actualized as a vehicle for change and not simply a brief assignment. It is a strong demand we never forget the trials and tribulations of a people and their hopes and dreams as we continually progress towards a better day.
Please join us for our first meetup of 2021 year in celebration of BIPOC educators and leaders who are leading with an antiracist lens .
Angel is a teacher assistant in the Providence School school district and has held this role for the past 20 years. She currently works in a 1st-3rd Special Ed class.
Latoya Watts is a proud Caribbean-American woman born on the island of Tobago (sister island of Trinidad & Tobago). She and her family migrated to Boston, MA in 1994. she is the founder of WattsNatural Tutoring, a tutoring program with the mission to provide affordable and quality access to literacy development with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), who are often at an educational disadvantage.
Vency is an Aspiring Principal teaching at The MET High School, who is focused on ensuring that students from his community have equitable access to education, resources, and support in order to close the opportunity gap that exists.
This gathering will celebrate Reading Across Rhode Island, R.I.'s One book, One read: Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
Each attendee will receive a free copy of the book Stamped and a $20 Grubhub certificate to feed your soul.