Black Teacher Project

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October 2023: We're proud to spotlight one of our Founding Cohort 1 Fellows, Joya Brandon, for her work developing two different lesson plans through the Apollo Theater's Apollo Stories Fellowship program.

September 2023: In this Mindfulness for the Culture Podcast episode, Dr. Micia Mosely and hosts, King David Walker and Sonia Russel, share ways to combat stress, stand in one’s truth, and bring joy and authenticity to this liberation work

August 2023: Black teachers are burning out of classrooms. Meet the people fighting to keep them there – “As educators head back into schools, not only will they face the normal challenges of the classroom, but Black teachers, in particular, will face additional stressors — being the only ones in their schools or districts, political pressures of book bans, and even requirements to teach a curriculum that is either outdated or erases the realities of Black history and culture.”

August 2023: Check out the recording of this year’s Teacher Truth Perspectives Watch Party & Collection Update co-hosted by BTP and BlackFemaleProject. This online event was an opportunity for co-conspirators, stakeholders, and other members of the educator community to listen to educators share about their journeys in Teacher Truth, while education field experts elevated what the research is calling for from leaders and stakeholders.

August 2023: BTP was featured in Reflections On: Community Leaders, an article by our long-term Oakland-based funders, Rogers Family Foundation. In this piece are highlights, lessons learned, hopes, and calls to actions from our Founder and Director, Micia Mosely and two other Rogers' grantees, Lakisha Young, Founder and CEO of The Oakland REACH and Daneen Keaton, Executive Director of Lead Liberated.

July 2023: In preparation for Black August, we invite you to return to We Need Black August Now More Than Ever written by our very own, Joseph Edelin. 

June 2023: Ideas exchanged at the “Thank a Black Teacher” celebration during Teacher Appreciation Week apply year round – “The coalition, which includes the Black Teacher Collaborative, Black Teacher Project, Center for Black Educator Development, Education PowerED, Healing Schools Project, Real Men Teach, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), spearheads a concerted drive to train, recruit, and retain Black teachers.”

Black Teacher Speaker Room: A Living History Story Archive