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Facilitating Conversations about Race

This bibliography on Facilitating Conversations about Race was compiled December 2014 by Stacie Evans in response to a series of events in 2014.

On Monday, November 24th 2014, the grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson in August. .....

endracismOn Wednesday, December 3rd, a grand jury in New York City decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed father of six, in Staten Island. ....

We included teaching resources in the September newsletter for addressing these stories and the broader issues of race in America, and we include more resources this month.

We believe this is an issue students are thinking and talking about, and that having those conversations as part of class will help students process their responses. It’s important to facilitate conversations about race – because the outrage that has erupted since the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is so much bigger than either case – and our classrooms can be a safe place for students to engage in that conversation.

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