Race and Schools: List of Talks & Programs (’20-21)

This is an informal list of talks and programs that provide more insight and analysis on race in schools. I am sharing information about these talks and programs that may be of interest to Trinity College, HMTCA, and Hartford communities. These are mostly online talks and programs. I’ll keep the page updated over the school year. Sharing is not an endorsement or approval. Please feel free to send questions or share suggestions.

– Robert Cotto, Jr., Director, HMTCA Partnership, DEI Community Fellow.

Co-Author: Dr. Stefanie Wong, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, CT


August & September 2020

Program: Raising Coconspirators: Talking About Racism With White Kids

Date and time: Thurs., August 27, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-coconspirators-talking-about-racism-with-white-kids-tickets-116271042819

Host: Abolitionist Teaching Network

Cost: $


Talk: Just Schools book launch with Ann Ishimaru, Muhammad Khalifa, and Megan Bang

Date and time: Aug 28, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Link: https://teacherscollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0sBywQkLQWyEZBa-GbfzqA

Book summary and link: Join us as we examine the challenges and possibilities for building more equitable forms of collaboration among nondominant families, communities, and schools. For more about the book: https://www.tcpress.com/just-schools-9780807763193


Talk: Teaching As a Tool for Change: Angela Davis and Ericka Huggins

Date and Time: Wed., September 9, 2020 at 4 – 5:30 PM

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/artspace-new-haven/teaching-as-a-tool-for-change-angela-davis-and-ericka-huggins/736964913767175/

Host: ArtSpace New Haven


Talk: Racial Justice in Schools, Renewing the Commitment

Date and Time: Tues., September 7, 2020, 7-9:30 p.m.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-justice-in-schools-renewing-the-commitment-tickets-111691044922?aff=erelexpmlt

Host: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Program (Series): Anti-Racism: A Public Professional Learning Community Webinar Series

Date and Time: Starting Sept. 10 on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • September 10, 2020: Anti-racism and Teacher Preparation Standards
  • September 24, 2020: Anti-Black Racism and Teaching Anti-racism
  • October 8, 2020: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Bilingual and Undocumented Immigrant Education
  • October 22, 2020: Anti-racism across Disciplines and Content Areas
  • November 5, 2020: Racialized Trauma, Mentoring and Counseling
  • November 12, 2020: Ethnic Studies and Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Link: http://bit.ly/Anti_Racism_Webinars 

Host: A Public Professional Learning Community Webinar Series hosted at California State University, Fresno for current and future teachers.


Talk: Unspoken Truths: Our Third Public Forum on Racism & Equity

Date and Time: Thurs., September 10, 2020 at 7-8:30 PM

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/unspoken-truths-our-third-publ/712482986150278/?ti=icl 

Host: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and others….


Program: Facilitating A Healthy Racial Identity: A Workshop for Youth (ages 12+)

Date and Time: Sat, September 19, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitating-a-healthy-racial-identity-a-workshop-for-youth-ages-12-tickets-116174859131

Host: Abolitionist Teaching Network


Talk: The Power of Ethnic Studies to Dismantle Institutionalized Oppression in K-12 Public Education w/Angela Valenzuela

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23, 5-6:30 pm (Central Time)

Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6-BW8NBJRQ6-myIIzmIAEg

Host: LBJ Library Education Webinar Series


Talk: Paul Ortiz presents An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Date and time: Thursday, September 24, 7-8 p.m.

Link: https://cambridgepl.libcal.com/event/6901788  (Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.)

Host: Cambridge Public Library


Talk: The Future of Schooling: COVID and Education

Date and Time: Saturday, September 26, 3 p.m. (EST)

Link: https://lu.ma/7s470mmv

Host: Panels to the People



Talk: Anti-Racist Leadership

Date and Time: Wed, September 30, 2020, 8-9:30 p.m

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/d41d8cd9/anti-racist-leadership-virtual-stamina-series/320785862588024/

Host: Embracing Equity


Past Talks and Programs

Program (Series): Excellence and Equity in Remote Learning: A Summer Series for Educators

Date and Time: Summer 2020 (talks recorded with links below)

Link: https://gse.rutgers.edu/content/excellence-and-equity-remote-learning-summer-series-educators?fbclid=IwAR0JCn96T_3YUz9uLCJ48xBxNtqmQi5k_h60vstkCVyxKT5GlPJg-Hx-RWw

Host: Rutgers Graduate School of Education