To many, the country feels more divided than ever. With divisive policies and rhetoric that many consider anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant in the headlines every day, we must wonder, how is this political climate affecting our youth? An increase of hate crimes has occurred across the nation, and the Southern Poverty Law Center specifically cited over 400 acts of hate in the 10 days directly following the election alone. Many educators are concerned about how this climate is influencing the way youth feel about themselves, one another, and their learning. Additionally, with politics being so contentious, it can be difficult to know how to create a safe space to address these issues and to create an inclusive learning environment with respectful civil discourse.
In this webinar, we will discuss the United States’ current political climate and some of the specific ways we think it is affecting our youth and the learning environment. We will provide tools for creating a safe and respectful classroom as well as lesson plans and resources for fostering social and environmental justice in schools in these challenging times.
When: March 21, 2017 from 12pm-1pm EST
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