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Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute: West Coast

The Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for Black teachers to share, reflect and set intentions for how to lead from the classroom. Teachers will deepen their commitment, relationships and agency while developing strategies for leadership and sustainability. Participants will receive caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively explore the personal and professional challenges they face as Black teachers in the United States.

Learn, examine and discover...

-the effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices

-the implicit and explicit work of Black teachers in the United States

-individual and organizational dynamics that impede the development and sustainability of Black teachers

-concrete skills for health and wellness in challenging contexts

-the importance of emotional intelligence and wellness in being a Black teacher in schools

-research, tools and other resources to support the leadership and sustainability of Black teachers in an oppressive system

Who should attend?

Black classroom teachers working in public, charter, private and independent K-12 schools who are able to attend the full institute. We encourage teams to apply! Be sure to reach out to your principals/administration for approval to use professional development funds to pay for your registration fee and to request time off to attend the workshop.

Participants must be able to attend all three days:

Thursday, June 6, 2018: 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Neyborly Jack London
Friday, June 7, 2018: 8:30am to 4:30pm at Preservation Park
Saturday, June 8, 2018: 8:30am to 4:30pm at Preservation Park


  • Neyborly Jack London—95 Linden St #1, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Nile Hall Preservation Park—1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: $750/participant; includes facilitation; resources; Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch; and Sunday breakfast, lunch.

Register here.

Earlier Event: May 22
End of the Year Celebration
Later Event: June 7
Karaoke with BTP NYC