Between Starshine and   Clay

A Framework for Teaching Enslavement to Promote Empowerment and Empathy

won't you celebrate with me?

by Lucille Clifton

won't you celebrate with me?

what i have shaped into

a kind of life? i had no model.

born in babylon

both nonwhite and woman

what did i see to be except myself?

i made it up

here on this bridge between

starshine and clay,

my one hand holding tight

my other hand; come celebrate

with me that everyday

something has tried to kill me

and has failed.

Modeling multi-modal teaching practices, this virtual workshop equips teachers, equity practitioners, and administrators with resources that support engagement with America's history of enslavement as both a content area and opportunity for social-emotional learning in English, History, Social Studies, Art History, and Science courses. By providing a methodological framework for teaching slavery centered in the agency of the enslaved and their descendants, this workshop will prepare educators to promote empathy over guilt and empowerment over shame when engaging America's history of enslavement. 

November 14, 2020

2:00 - 3:30pm EST

$45 per ticket