Too many epic moments throughout my Alabama trip - so much learning, pain & hope in #Montgomery, #Alabama. I’m humbled to have met ppl fighting the fight & doing all they can to heal from injustices that Black communities have endured. @LegacyMuseum @MemPeaceJustice @splcenter ImageImageImageImage
To walk on the actual paths that #MartinLutherKingJr & #RosaParks had once graced is really something. However, there were many who were not in the spotlight & deserve just as equal recognition for their efforts. #ClaudetteColvin and #MaryLouiseSmith, just to name a few...
The amount of inspiration I’m feeling is indescribable. What a HUGE bonus to be sharing this experience w/ two of the most awesome humans on this earth. Coly & Anita, our bonds are eternal.💗✊🏼 #mayaangelou #courage #themarchcontinues #blacklivesmatter  #justicenow #SocialJustice

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Sep 27, 2020
Great leadership from community member & activist, Kendra, at Saturday’s #solidarity walk in #Simcoe Landing!

#BlackLivesMatter #IndigenousLivesMatter #LGBTQ @georginatown #Keswick #YorkRegion @YRDSB
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Aug 19, 2020
Calling all #youth: Check out this opportunity to discuss w/ youth panelists on the #BLMmovement, esp. on what's happening at schools. They'll also cover issues that #Indigenous students & communities face in the education system.

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Link to register: bit.ly/BlackYouthYork…
Link to watch live stream: bit.ly/BYRYOUTHTUBE
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Apr 5, 2020
1/5 As ppl try their best to stay home, political leaders need to stop scolding us for not #socialdistancing & start addressing real issues: underfunded healthcare, unfair wages & working conditions of essential-service workers, imprisonment of ppl (ex: migrant facilities, jail).
2/5 It is unjust for individuals to bear the brunt of #capitalism, which has caused these very issues by prioritizing money over ppl. Those who suffer the most are our most vulnerable: elderly who are more likely to die from #Covid_19 & students heading back to school this week.
3/5 #Onlinelearning will never live up to the in-person experience. Children & youth will lose out on relationships w/ peers & caring adults, learning supports & personal growth. Students will suffer from the consequences of #capitalism b/c we're not addressing the real issues.
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Feb 14, 2020
Part 2 of @AsianAllies Student Series included honouring the story of 14 yo #EmmettTill & looking at systemic issues that affect Blk folks. Asian students at @MiddlefieldCI were invited to challenge the ways in which they were privileged & consider being an ally for Blk students. ImageImageImageImage
Some @YRDSB students’ comments & questions: We only learn about Western/white histories in History class!? Asians & Blk characters are quickly killed off on TV shows & movies. What kind of Asian are we talking about? The systems have situated Blk folks to face such circumstances!
It was exciting for me & @JoanneTangYRDSB to know that a number of @MiddlefieldCI students were now feeling: shocked, informed & more aware of #AntiBlackRacism. We hope they continue the #asianalliesconvo & take up the responsibility of being better allies.✊🏼💪🏼 #BlackHistoryMonth
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Feb 9, 2020
History has taught me to be a better friend & educator. I don’t believe in letting go of the past, as the past has shaped who we are & how we live. While we may believe we have all the choices in the world, we are restricted by systems & attitudes that we dont think about enough. ImageImageImageImage
I have too much to say about the continual & clear existence of anti-Black racism so I’ll just point out that it was phenom learning w/ @eji_org & I’m excited to use this incredible calendar I picked up at @splcenter. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Watching @JustMercyFilm, followed by a sharing of @DesmondCole’s book, “The Skin We’re In”, was such a treat w/ @MmeAsante & Coly who went to #Alabama w/ me to deepen our understanding of our roles as anti-oppressive educators. #theskinwerein #blackliberation #BlackLivesMatter
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Aug 22, 2019
So much to digest from #FESI2019 that it took me a while to collect my thoughts on the conference theme, “Dismantling the Barriers to Education.” Super cool to bump into #anticolonialism classmate, @ZainabZ01 from @OISEUofT! @tdsb/@YRDSB #teacherfriends
Heard great stuff from the first panel on addressing marginalized students & staff. @NHenryFundi @jeewanc @JhonelMorvan @nngafook

Q for y’all: Beyond listening ears, self-reflection & overcoming fragility, what is the role of white students & teachers at schools? #whiteness Image
Always refreshing to learn from @Ms_Karnad & @camillelogan. Empowering to watch women of colour leading the way in education, research & community building.

Q for you 2: How do we address power dynamics in our attempts at collaboration? #dominantvoices #rhetoric #voicesunheard Image
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