Teaching Tolerance’s new streaming classroom film, Bibi, is a story about the intersection of family, identity and belonging. As TT Senior Writer Cory Collins writes, Bibi explores “the beauty and conflict that can arise as we move between languages, places and societal expectations.” Help students explore their identities with this moving film and accompanying lessons for grades 6-12.
July is Disability Pride Month, coinciding with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These resources can help you celebrate, support and advocate for students with disabilities by rejecting ableism—this month and throughout the school year.
Today we celebrate the lives and work of Rep. John Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian. We’re eternally grateful for their lifelong, courageous activism. As we remember these leaders’ relentless pursuit of equality, we hope educators will join us in continuing to work for justice and liberation for all. And we hope young people will join us in holding Representative Lewis, the Rev. Vivian and other change makers as models for who we can be when we decide to make “good trouble.”
July 14 is International Nonbinary People’s Day, a perfect time to ensure you're acknowledging and including nonbinary identities in the work you do. These resources can help you further understand nonbinary identities, show up for nonbinary youth and create more inclusive school environments for nonbinary educators.
July is Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. We know school communities and policies that prioritize mental health literacy can create safer spaces where all young people can thrive—especially BIPOC students, who face disparities in mental health care. We hope you’ll commit to reducing stigma and advocating for policy change in your school, this month and year-round.