Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 1 pm-3 pm PDT
Thanks to all who attended and participated. This event recording will soon be on our YouTube channel.
Akiea “Ki” Gross (they/them) – Panelist
Ki is an abolitionist early educator, coach and creative entrepreneur working towards liberation with their pedagogy Woke Kindergarten. All power to the little people!
Angela Harris (she/her) – Panelist
Angela Harris is a member of the Black Lives Matter at School National Steering Committee, Chairwoman of the Black Educators Caucus MKE, and a first-grade teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr African American Immersion School. As a Black educator she understands the urgency of centering the voices, lives, and experiences of Black students in curriculum, classroom and community.
Belinda Bellinger (she/they/fam/folx) – Panelist
Belinda Bellinger is a co parent, organizer, writer, performer, and 9-year veteran middle school teacher-leader. They are also a Black Teacher Project (BTP) Fellow, and Parent Leadership Action Network (Bay Area PLAN) Teacher Fellow where they think a lot about liberatory learning spaces, transformative family engagement, and speaking truth to power.
Desiree McSwaine-Mims (she/her) – Panelist
Desiree McSwaine-Mims is a mother, Black Organizing Project member leader and Communications Coordinator.
CieraJevae Gordon – Special Guest Performer
CieraJevae is a Richmond Native serving her community as a teaching artist, a healer, a passed Poet Laureate, writer, activist, and scholar. She reps her ancestors, & shines light on the lived experiences of the divinity in Black women & girls through poetry and performance. She is the published author of her new collection of poems, Unto Ivy’s Rib, as well as the author of two chapbooks, Testimonies of Richmond, and Incarcerated Words.
Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid (she/her) – MC
Farima Pour-Khorshid is a former elementary school teacher and now serves as a professor at the University of San Francisco. She is also a grassroots organizer with the Teachers 4 Social Justice and a board member for the Education for Liberation Network, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, Abundant Beginnings and Quetzal Education Consulting.
Dr. Chela Delgado (she/her) – Moderator
Chela Delgado was born and raised in Oakland, California, and is a graduate, parent, and teacher of OUSD. She has been teaching high school for over ten years, and likes to use critical theory, discussion and skits in her classroom.