🌚 Wed Mar 24 2021 — Course Chat: The 1619 Project

Join us for a special discussion about bringing The 1619 Project to learning circles

The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism initiative developed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States’ national narrative.”

This material is publicly available and has been a popular topic for learning circles since August 2020 when facilitators at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library shared a facilitation guide outlining how to work through the Project in a group. Since then, over half a dozen libraries across the United States have introduced this material to their communities through learning circles.

We invite you to join this special group discussion dedicated to using the 1619 Project for learning circles! We’ll create space for facilitators to share:

  • Experiences with using The 1619 Project in learning circles
  • Strategies for adapting the materials for different learners’ needs (accessibility, literacy)
  • Advice for those who want to introduce anti-racism learning circles to their community

When and where?

:date: Wednesday, March 24th from 12–1 PM ET (view in your timezone )
:computer: Join via computer or smartphone: meet.google.com/xna-dahq-fmf
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Hello everyone! Here’s the agenda for today’s call if you’d like a preview. :slightly_smiling_face:

See you in 3 hours!