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TEACHERS! JOIN US FOR A NEW WORKSHOP ON THE COLOR OF LAW

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“Rothstein is brilliant and has the kind of fine understanding of the machinery of government policy as it relates to housing that I deeply envy.”
— Ta-Nehisi Coates

TEACHERS! JOIN US FOR A NEW WORKSHOP ON THE COLOR OF LAW

Portland area teachers, Oregon Writing Project coaches, and members of the Rethinking Schools and Zinn Education project team have been hard at work on curriculum based on Richard Rothstein’s 2017 book, The Color of Law. You are invited to help us workshop this new curriculum, learn more about the history of housing discrimination and leave with ideas and resources to bring back to your classroom.

The Color of Law documents how U.S. cities from San Francisco to Boston became so racially divided, as federal, state, and local governments imposed residential segregation through a variety of policies. Those policies concentrated disadvantage in Black neighborhoods while subsidizing wealth accumulation in white neighborhoods.

This workshop is designed in the Oregon Writing Project style: Facilitators will present a work-in-progress lesson and attendees will participate as students in the workshop. After the lesson, we will discuss and think about what we can take back to our classrooms.

WHAT: A curriculum workshop on the history of housing discrimination. We will provide plenty of drinks, yummy snacks, and, most of all, lots of food for the mind.

WHEN: December 13th, 4:30-6:30

WHERE: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97232

WHO: Chris Buehler, Angela DiPasquale, Alex Stegner, and Ursula Wolfe-Rocca will lead the workshop.

RSVP
Please let us know that you are coming by registering here: https://goo.gl/forms/yuzBD6n4P0lbTQ3h1

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.