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Fundamental: Teaching Racial and Gender Justice Amid COVID-19

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Subject Social Studies — Current Events
Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development
Resource Type Activity, Presentation

Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative



Join Lori Adelman, Vice President, Influence and Engagement, Global Fund for Women, Micia Mosely, Founder & Director, Black Teacher Project and Share My Lesson for a conversation on racial and gender justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available on Demand


COVID-19 has seen the transformation of many real-life classrooms into digital spaces led not only by teachers, but also by families and community members.

At the same time, a racial justice uprising is taking place across the U.S., and continued attacks on women’s health and rights, both in the U.S. and globally, are ongoing.

How can we turn what looks like a crisis into an opportunity? How can educators seize this moment not only to maintain their education goals, but also to make the classroom a space for understanding pathways to racial and gender justice? 

Bring your ideas to this conversation, and hear from a diverse array of educators who are re-imagining education, including through the use of the Global Fund for Women and YouTube Original’s powerful film series Fundamental, directed by two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Across five short episodes, Fundamental follows activists leading the charge for gender and racial justice globally. Launched earlier this year, the films are sparking important conversations on racism, patriarchy, anti-Blackness, intersectionality, social movements, gender-based violence, girls’ leadership, and more.

We recommend watching the 17-minute Fundamental episode Rising Power: Building an Intersectional Justice Movement in the United States prior to the webinar.



Available for one-hour of PD credit.  A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.

Original Air Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020


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