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From Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates: A workshop series exploring race using texts as a window into history with Susan Stein

With guest speaker Yusef Jonas, this workshop analyzes how these powerful orators used language to galvanize and inspire activism. 

Join resident teaching artist Susan Stein to explore and analyze literature created by African-American writers and thinkers, as well as works that silence African-American voices. We will read excerpts from well-known and lesser-known texts and use them to discuss the legacies of enslavement. These workshops and the lessons we create for our students will aim to foster empathy and empower teachers to bring their students into these vital conversations.

Each session in this series will explore and analyze literature and art created by African-American writers, artists and thinkers. We will closely read and analyze excerpts of texts and discuss visual art and music. We will consider essential questions and discuss how the past informs the present. These sessions are intended to generate lessons and discussions for use in the classroom. These workshops and the lessons we create for our students will aim to foster empathy and empower teachers to bring their students into these vital conversations. Resources (historical, literary, artistic) will be made available online to the group before each session, and participants will be encouraged to contribute. The workshops are open to all.

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Voices of Struggle: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X – With Guest Speaker Yusef Jonas

Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

accessibility friendlyhearing impaired accessibleThe full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.

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