Bettina Love

A Deep Dive into Abolitionist Teaching

Bettina Love

Bettina Love

In this multimodal session (using video, audio, writing, activities, and discourse) participants will explore the concepts of historical literacy, racial literacy, anti-blackness, Black joy and examine what is necessary to develop abolitionist teachers who are racially literate. Participants will further explore how topics of social justice and diversity inform the decisions of instructional leaders. They will consider the implications of contextual issues in and beyond school, such as the nature of discrimination around race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, linguistic differences, and a range of other ways in which schools too often sort students; privileging some and discriminating against others. This workshop session promotes the development of historical literacy, intersectionality, and critical reflection as precursors to Abolitionist Teaching.

This institute is open to all. 

Outcomes for this Deep Dive Institute will include:

  • Participants will learn the concept and importance of Abolitionist Teaching and explore related concepts
  •  Participants will examine how racism impacts schools and communities.
  • Participants will engage in collaborative conversations on how to increase justice and equity in their schools.
  • Participants will learn and explore the concept of intersectionality and how it can be applied