Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood?: Equity vs. Equality vs. Liberation
March 20-May 26th
Critical thinking and analysis, writing.
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What does it mean to be a witness? In this humanities course, participants will analyze what it means to be a witness in the lives of others. Using the Langston Hughes poem “Freedom,” the New York Times podcast “Still Processing,” and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” students will engage in what it means to be a witness to what happens in the lives of those who live within and outside of their communities. Using the skills of imagination and critical analysis, youth will investigate their own communities and upbringings and determine how they can create a more liberated environment for all—ultimately giving youth the awareness and power to define and shape what community looks like to them.
Taylor Roberts is a middle school humanities teacher at Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School. She is a writer and educator focused on southern Black culture and Black futures. She is a graduate of Spelman College and has an M.Ed. from Boston University.