Professional Development & Presentations

Black Star Rising offers virtual workshops and presentations with Dr. TaSha. Topics include:

For Teachers

  • Understanding #BlackLivesMatter in Historical Context
  • Teaching in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter: Some Lessons from Black Studies
  • Freedom Summer: A Civil Rights Movement Remix
  • Relevant Education: Foundations of Black Studies
  • Teaching Black Studies: Some Guidelines from One Educator to Another
  • There is no Ethnic Studies without Black Studies
  • "We Were Kings and Queens": Controversies and Strategies for Teaching Racial Slavery
  • The Africana Institute (a multi-day institute in collaboration with community scholars focused on incorporating African epistemologies in the classroom)

For Organizations or Study Groups

  • Inventing Race: Origins and Meaning
  • Beyond Woke: 7 Strategies to Debunk Racial Ignorance
  • Juneteenth and the Propaganda of History
  • Doing the Work of Antiracism
  • "We're a Winner (And Everybody Knows it Too)": Black Consciousness, Identity and Resistance in an Anti-Black World

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