Teaching About Oppression W/O Depressing Our Youth
How do we teach our children about oppression without depressing them? The discussion of this question gripped everyone because we know that we can no longer shelter them, and at the same time, we don’t want to depress or frighten them into compliance, giving up or worse. Those who profit from our misery will not stem the tide of Black youth depression or suicide. To answer this question, we presented snippets from one of our courses. Remember? The first maximum: If you’re going to teach about oppression, start with how we resisted it! Second maximum: It’s not enough to simply say we resisted it; you must dramatize our resistance. We even summarized key elements to include in the resistance stories as we critiqued the trailer from the movie 300. Please apply these maximums as best you can now. Still, what you learned is just the tip of the iceberg. Enroll in the class for more instruction and support. Starting in September, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings we’ll begin our learning and skill-building time. Oppression isn’t waiting; why should you? The course originally named The Economic Conundrum has been amended with It Wasn’t a Massacre: The Real Black Wall Street Story (Teaching Oppression Without Depressing Our Youth). Any student or family member can also take this class with you. Sign up for this course today. It gets started in Sept. For details and registration click here. If you need to pay in installments, click here. Come December, we want the class to make online and local presentations of what you have learned. Each One Teach One!
Teaching About Oppression W/O Depressing Our Youth
Oppression Without Depressing Our Youth
How do we teach our children about oppression without depressing them? The discussion of this question gripped everyone because we know that we can no longer shelter them, and at the same time, we don’t want to depress or frighten them into compliance, giving up or worse. Those who profit from our misery will not stem the tide of Black youth depression or suicide. To answer this question, we presented snippets from one of our courses. Remember? The first maximum: If you’re going to teach about oppression, start with how we resisted it! Second maximum: It’s not enough to simply say we resisted it; you must dramatize our resistance. We even summarized key elements to include in the resistance stories as we critiqued the trailer from the movie 300. Please apply these maximums as best you can now. Still, what you learned is just the tip of the iceberg. Enroll in the class for more instruction and support. Starting in September, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings we’ll begin our learning and skill-building time. Oppression isn’t waiting; why should you? The course originally named The Economic Conundrum has been amended with It Wasn’t a Massacre: The Real Black Wall Street Story (Teaching Oppression Without Depressing Our Youth).
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