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Keynote: Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence

Keynote: Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence
March 23, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
1 hour


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Gun violence affects educators, students, families, classrooms, districts and communities all across the country, every single day. After the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan on Nov. 30, 2021, three AFT members—Abbey Clements, Sarah Lerner and Sari Beth Rosenberg—were trying to process the horror of yet another horrendous tragedy in a group text. Outraged with the frequency and acceptance of gun violence in all its forms, they decided to launch a national organization, Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence, whose mission is to elevate the stories we don’t hear about—the ripple effects and aftermath; to support school communities impacted by gun violence; and to raise our collective voices as those on the front lines of this public health crisis for cultural and legislative change. Hear about their journey and how you can get involved.

Professional Credit

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.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.

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Sarah Lerner has been teaching since 2002 in Broward County, Florida. She has been a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School since 2014. Lerner advises the nationally award-winning Aerie yearbook, and also teaches senior English & Intro to Journalism. She was the 2014 Sun-Sentinel High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, 2019 CSPA Gold Key recipient and 2020 Special Recognition Adviser from CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association), as well as the 2019 Woman of Distinction from national sorority Alpha Xi Delta. Lerner was the editor of and a contributing writer for "Parkland Speaks," published by Random House and released in Jan. 2019. She has been married since 2004 and has two children, ages 15 and almost 12.

You can follow her on Twitter at @mrs_lerner, @aerieyearbook, @parklandspeaks; read her blog, Life Long Lerner; and explore her book, "Parkland Speaks."

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Sari Beth Rosenberg has been teaching U.S. History and AP U.S. History at a New York City public high school, the High School for Environmental Studies, for the past 20 years and she currently hosts the PBS NewsHour Classroom Educator Zoom Series. Rosenberg has been featured in various publications and multimedia platforms, including USA Today, NBC News, CNN, The TODAY Show, The Washington Post, Reuters, Chalkbeat, Parents Magazine, The Progressive, A+E/Lifetime, Travel Channel, AFT Voices, Share My Lesson, TheSkimm, Pix11, and PBS NewsHour. Rosenberg is the co-founder (along with co-founders Abbey Clements and Sarah Lerner) of Teachers Unify To End Gun Violence. Rosenberg also serves as a Senior Advisor for Voters of Tomorrow.

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Abbey Clements is co-founder & Executive Director of Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence. She is a survivor teacher of the Sandy Hook School tragedy in 2012, and elementary educator for over 30 years. Clements has been a gun violence prevention activist, wearing many hats over the last near-decade, including as a Moms Demand Action volunteer leader (Deputy CT Chapter Leader, Survivor Fellow, National Training Team Lead, to name a few) and as a strategic consultant on gun violence issues for the AFT. She has been featured in various publications and documentaries, including Newtown, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You, Bullets Into Bells, Marie Claire, AFT Voices, USA Today, among others.




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3 Reviews
lots of information
thank you
March 25, 2022
It is sad that we are normalizing gun violence in schools with lock down drills becoming the norm. Join these wonderful educators to unify against future gun violence.
March 25, 2022
Too timely
I appreciated the anecdotes and the information. While I was watching, my grandson (we're both alums of Temple University) came in to tell me that there was another alert for the campus.
March 25, 2022