Aug 09 2020


6:00 am - 7:30 pm



Virtual Community Conversation: Systemic Racism & Education

In preparation for our NEA Big Read of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, Shake Rag Alley is hosting a series of virtual community conversations relevant to ideas explored within the book. These 1.5 hour Zoom meetings will give us a chance to explore issues Claudia Rankine addresses before taking a deep dive into the text this fall.

Jessica Fleischmann, JC Wright Middle School teacher, will facilitate a conversation on systemic racism in education and offer insight on how to best teach Black History in predominately white schools.

Send an email to receive a link to join the Zoom conversation. Prior to the conversation, it is recommended that interested persons view one or both of the videos provided here where Jessica discusses the issue.