'Moving Beyond Representation Toward Liberation' explores antiracism in the classroom

Sonja Cherry-Paul, the author of “Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You,” and other books on antiracism, equity and education, will speak at a community event for teachers on Tuesday, April 23 at Western.

Sonja Cherry-Paul

Moving Beyond Representation Toward Liberation” will explore essential characteristics of antiracist teaching and give teachers strategies to use in their own classrooms that help students challenge racist ideas.

Cherry-Paul is the founder of the Red Clay Educators, co-director of Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy, co-director of the Teach Black History All Year Institute, and executive producer and host of The Black Creators Series. She is an educator with more than 20 years of classroom experience who has written several books that support reading and writing instruction including “Antiracist Reading Revolution: A Framework for Teaching Beyond Representation Toward Liberation.”

Cherry-Paul will speak Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Academic Instructional Center West, Room 210. Click here to learn more about the event and register.

Cherry-Paul’s talk is sponsored by Woodring College of Education, Bellingham public Schools, Whatcom CARE, Happy Valley PTA and The Foundation for WWU & Alumni.