I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should
By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian
Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers. This local organizing that Panthers engaged in has been erased in the textbooks, yet it is precisely what won them such widespread support.
Pitchfork Magazine on Education and the Election
Pitchfork magazine wrote about the 2016 elections in an article titled, “How to Get Involved in Politics Right Now: Take These Musicians’ Leads.” They stressed the importance of teaching people’s history, “…we must take seriously the ways in which public school resources represent our history. One easy way to do so it to look at the Zinn Education Project.”
Teaching After the Election of Trump
The Zinn Education Project stands in solidarity with those who have denounced Donald Trump’s racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and Islamophobia—as well his ignorant and deadly proposals about the environment and climate change. The role of teachers is crucial in this freedom struggle. Please check out the lessons and resources below.