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Teaching About Racism in Schools: Success Facilitating Student Discourse

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Join us on Monday, November 21 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation discussing strategies on teaching structural racism in schools with Ayo Magwood. Ayo is an educational consultant (Uprooting Inequity LLC), specializing in in-depth, evidence-based education on historical and structural racism. Her presentations include primary and secondary historical evidence, data, quantitative maps, research studies and original diagrams/images. She breaks down grad-school-level social science research, data, and abstract concepts into engaging narratives and visuals. She is also working on her book ProEquity: Teaching Honest, Appreciative, and Civic-Minded U.S. History.  Ayo has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Brown University and a M.Sc. in applied economics from Cornell University. She is the author of the book chapter “Why ‘Elite’ Independent Schools Can’t Retain Black and Brown Faculty” in K. Swalwell & D. Spikes (Eds.) Anti-Oppressive Education in “Elite” Schools: Promising Practices and Cautionary Tales, 2021, and co-author of the article “Using Conceptual Tensions and Supreme Court Cases to Increase Critical Thinking in Government and Civics Classrooms”, in Social Education Vol. 77 No. 4, Sep 2013.

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