Black Lives Matter 2019

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An event with the Baltimore City Black Teacher Recruitment and Retention Working Group about our process and progress.

Come hear the issues we've unearthed and how district folks, teachers and other partners have engaged in authentic collaboration to tackle these challenges.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

10 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Dinner at 6:00

Program at 6:15

Childcare available upon request. Please email

This event is in partnership with BMORE and is a part of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Baltimore History and Culture: Curricula from Baltimore Educators

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Educators! Want to teach your students about Baltimore during the Black Lives Matter week of action? Come learn about this curriculum created by Baltimore City School teachers. There are lessons for elementary, middle, high school and adults. The topics include: Black women, community activism, Black Butterfly and White L, from Africa to Baltimore, and more! All lessons include Common Core State Standards, as well as one or more of the 13 Principles of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools is Feb 3-10, 2019. Come to the event to meet the creators of the curriculum and learn how to implement these lesson plans in your own classroom.

Wed, January 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Impact Hub 10 East North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202

Dinner served at 5:00

Program starts at 5:15

Childcare provided upon request



Testing and Data in Public Schools (& What Accountability Could Look Like)

November 19, 2018


A panel and discussion about happens when testing data takes priority over authentic accountability. We will explore the history of the accountability movement in schools and explore what authentic accountability could look like in schools.

Panel will feature:

Laura Weeldryer, Chief Program Officer, Everyone Graduates Center at JHU, former public school administrator and  state school board member

Jessica Shiller, Education Advocate and Towson University Professor

Jamal Jones, parent and Baltimore Algebra Project Director

Dinner served at 6:00

Panel 6:15- 7:15

Break out into small groups for discussion. 7:15-8:00.

Black Teachers Matter 2018

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Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators (BMORE) and

Teachers’ Democracy Project partner to put on an event in conjunction with Black Lives Matter week of action. Join us for a screening and panel discussion about the Decline in Black teachers in Baltimore City Schools.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018


Free. Dinner Provided.

Location: Liberty Elementary School

Library (2nd floor)

3901 Maine Ave. 21207

Investing in Parents: Town Hall Meeting

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Feb. 22, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Location: BCCC, Fine Arts Auditorium

2901 Liberty Heights Ave. Parking Lot E

Baltimore, MD 21207

Food and childcare provided

RSVP to Eventbrite at

Panel and discussion with local, state and federal officials on how parents can be engaged in schools.


  • Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Francis Frost, US Department of Education
  • Zeke Cohen (D) – Education and Youth Committee Chair, City Council
  • Jamal Jones – Director, Baltimore Algebra Project & Parent
  • Tyrone Barnwell – PTO President and Parent, Alexander Hamilton Elementary
  • Mary Washington (D) – State Delegate 43rd

Social Justice Teach-in: Making teaching relevant to students lives

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An event for teachers and students by teachers and students on Transformative Education and how to make learning relevant to students lives

Saturday, June 9


New Song Academy

1530 Presstman St, Baltimore, MD 21217

Lunch provided




12:00 Lunch

12:30 Presenter Matt Adelberg and students on Transformative Education

1:15-2:15 Workshops 1

  • Math and Lead Poisoning curriculum for 3rd graders with Christyn Wallace
  • Civic Engagement Curriculum for High Schoolers with Patrick Oray
  • Teaching with an understanding of Trauma- Cease Fire

2:15-3:15 Workshops 2

  • Using circles to deepen inquiry for all ages
  • How to create Social Justice curriculum 101 with Kris Sieloff
  • How to start a Peer-to-peer project with Alisa Engsberg and students

3:15 closing

3:30 Adjourn

Questions? Call 410-340-8809 or email


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This is  a workshop and discussion for guardians and anyone else who is interested in learning more about helping young people when they need extra support in school.

Dinner 5:30pm

Workshop and discussion 6:00pm-7:30pm


  • Pat Halle- Inclusion Strategist/ Disability Justice Advocate
  • Charvette Barfield- Parent Educator, Parents’ Place of Md.

Free childcare and transportation provided


Contact Tyrone Barnwell to register for transportation and childcare
(443) 904-6547

Parenting & Family Wellness

Join Teacher’s Democracy Project for a parent investment institute event 

Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm

New Song Community Learning Center 1530 Presstman St. Baltimore, MD 21217

The goal of the event is to engage parents in: 

* Restorative Practices to use with your family

* Tools for healing and mindfulness

* Coping skills for families dealing with trauma 

* Strategies to help resolve conflicts

RSVP to:

To register for childcare or transportation call 443-508-8461

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Social Justice Curriculum: An evening for educators

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6-8:30 pm

Location:  1430 Carswell St. Balt. 21218 (park in Shepherd’s clinic lot)

The Teachers’ Democracy Project invites teachers to come together, hear about successful and adaptable curriculum stories from other teachers and get to workshop their own social justice curriculum ideas.

If you would like to attend - RSVP to  

If you would like to present your curriculum - RSVP to

For more info email or call 410-340-8809. Teachers are encouraged to bring a friend who teaches in the same subject area.

Restorative Practices: Restorative Questions and Daily Rap Training

Date: Saturday, Mar 25 10am – 3pm

Location: Waverly Library - 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Space is limited. RSVP at

This workshop is designed for teachers to learn how to defuse conflict and foster accountability.  This easy-to-implement tool helps build positive communication and culture. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Date: Sunday, Feb 26 from 10am-1:30pm

Location: Liberty Recreation Center - 3901 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

Space is limited. RSVP at

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to Restorative Practices or for those who want a refresher. The training will begin with an overview of the process and engage with teachers in problem solving and addressing the challenges of implementation. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Inauguration Teach In

Hosted by Kaye Whitehead--a professor at Loyola
Date: Friday, Jan 20 (Inauguration Day) from 9am-5pm
Location: Loyola University Maryland - 4501 North Charles Street
(At the corner of North Charles and Cold Spring Lane)

A teach-in involves taking over a public space with discussion groups, multiple teachers, activities, music, poetry, media, and an action-oriented agenda. The teach-in will take over the space in the Student Center between Boulder Garden and Starbucks.

TDP will facilitate one of the groups at 1pm with Kim Trueheart on Community Control of Schools and the Village project.

Sessions will be interactive, not lecture. Contact Karsonya Wise Whitehead for more information about the event.