By Tomara Hall on behalf of TEYA (Teachers Empowering Youth Activists)
Hi! This is Tomara Hall and I’m inviting you to a Black History Month inspired VIRTUAL Teach In this Friday, February 12th at 5pm. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE EVENT AT bit.ly/TeachInFeb12!
Please post and share the flyer and Instagram image widely with students, families, teachers and community members! Our panelists are:
- LaToya Fernandez, who is an activist, author, educator and founder of Youth Hype
- Tyson Amir, who is an author, educator and founder of Freedom Soul Media Education Initiatives
- Mary Celestin, who is an activist, sci-fi author, student at Harvey Mudd College and founder of San Jose Strong
- Lou Dimes, who is an activist, student at Mission College and co-founder of BLACK Outreach
- Nana Owusu, who is an activist, actor and member of the San Jose Youth Branch for the NAACP
This event is called “Black History & Black Power: Past, Present & Future”. We aim to help you reflect on our past and reckon with what have been our shortcomings in regards to centering Black people. In addition, we hope you will be present and receptive to the work and advice that our Black leaders have for us. Lastly, when thinking about the future, we look to our Youth Organizers, we will learn from them, and allow them to motivate us into taking action and fighting inequities!
I hope to see you there!