‘Til the White Day is Done is a line from the 1926 poem Dream Variations by Langston Hughes. White people are the world’s minority, yet white supremacy and racism are the scaffolding on which the American political and socioeconomic systems are built. This book was conceived by educator-activists JLove Calderon and Marcella Runell Hall in an effort to put action steps behind anti-racist rhetoric, in a move toward being truly and unapologetically pro-liberation–for everyone. You will find love letters written by some of the leading voices on contemporary issues of race and racism; over twenty lesson plans, ranging from the social construction of race, to the racialization of social media, to the prison industrial complex. This book is meant to catapult us to action, prompt dialogue, stimulate our minds and hearts, and provide educators with profound yet practical tools for creating social justice.
How can we utilize the energy and creativity of Hip-Hop music and culture to make schools and classrooms more engaging? The H2Ed Guidebook provides answers. The H2Ed Guidebook addresses the tenets of a critical Hip-Hop pedagogy, framing the issues of concern and strength within Hip-Hop culture by providing in-depth analysis from parents, teachers and scholars. And most importantly, the H2Ed Guidebook offers an array of innovative, interdisciplinary standards-referenced lessons written by teachers for teachers.
Three award-winning activists and novelists-Black Artemis, E-Fierce, and J-Love, join social justice educator Marcella Runell Hall and a diverse team of seasoned educators to develop this collection of engaging and timely standards-referenced lesson plans for 6-12 and beyond. These lessons explore the tools of oppression that keep us divided such as violence, patriarchy and racism. The lessons are based on the popular books: The Sista Hood: On the Mic, Picture Me Rollin’ and That White Girl.