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K-12 Teachers in the Crosshairs

Wednesday - Thursday
Nov 15 - Nov 15, 2023
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Event Contact
Carrick Copeland
Event Contact's Email
Event Contact's Phone

(734) 647-1637

Event Location

Prechter Lab (2202 SEB)

Join us for an evening of support and solidarity!

How do we equip K-12 educators to survive devastating attacks on the culture war frontlines? K-12 public educators Matthew Hawn (Tennessee high school social studies teacher) and Elissa Malespina (New Jersey high school librarian) were targeted for enabling Black student success, for having conversations about systemic racism, and for ensuring students' access to LGBTQ+ characters and authors in the school library.

They were fired from their jobs, appeared in national headlines, and (in two cases) faced state discipline. Hawn and Malespina will share the realities of being under attack and offer advice on creative, sustainable strategies for educators, pre-service educators, and allies to prepare and protect themselves to fight back collaboratively.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 5-6 p.m.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m., Reception to follow, 6-7 p.m.
Prechter Laboratory (Room 2202)

To join us virtually, the Zoom details are as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 964 0959 3277
Passcode: crosshairs

Sponsored by the Arts Initiative, the Marsal Family School of Education, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design.

Please register by visiting: https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/71559