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Teaching Toward Liberation

In our newest Q&A, author and educator Jamilah Pitts shares her thoughts on liberation education and recommendations from her new book, Toward Liberation. Teaching is undeniably difficult, and historically racist educational institutions make it harder. But Pitts offers a vision that leaves space for joy through a teaching practice that is liberatory rather than oppressive. In describing what it means to center liberation in education, Pitts expounds on the role of love—the kind of love “that causes us to show up to do work even when it’s hard and difficult because we know our young people, we know our children, and ultimately humanity desires and deserves us to show up and engage in that way.” We hope these resources will inspire as you seek to do the work of liberation.    

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