While the future of education is still unclear on all fronts for this 2020 school year families of means are already opting out. Wealthy families are going hybrid by podding up within their neighborhoods and sharing home school resources, robust curriculum via diversity consultants such as myself, and budget. While also taking full advantage of whatever other services public or private schools may offer. Even with this unparalleled level of uncertainty we know exactly who will pay the steepest price in the long run. We've seen this movie before.
As a Black male educator and a public servant with both private and public school expertise I knew in March I would have to offer up my time and service to our community first and foremost. I also knew I would also have to make a living in a pandemic where absurd is the new normal. In light of all these facts I’ve begun to open up my network, mentoring, and consultation services so that we can figure out a steady way forward with best practices, authentic diversity, and equity.
If you or someone you know has a student in need of a BIPOC mentor or tutor or if your organization / institution needs access to a vetted network of young Black educators, coaches, and consultants email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the dialogue box below.
As Adrian said a few zooms ago these are the zoom meetings formerly known as workshop. What started in 2015 as student - powered workshops i...
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Welcome. We at 49th Hour Workshop believe in creative educators doing their best to inspire our young superstars while also honoring the ancestors that came before us. We know firsthand how hard it is to bear the persistent burden of systemic injustices while trying to inspire. We as a Black-owned publishing, education, and consultation art house have worked side-by-side with Connective Inc., non - profit ( go to www.connectiveinc.org right now ) since inception and committed ourselves to the marathon. Truthfully we have had no choice and wouldn't want it any other way. Given what sacrifices folks have made for us to go away to school and educate ourselves we're honored to be of service to any and all in need. As Connective co - founder Ian Thomas - Minor says, "Synergy is Art." Truth to light.
Wings of Red our in house novel is available digitally in Choose Pay editions from $1 to the Class Pass ($150). The paperback has unfortunately been delayed again. There have been quite a few changes to adjust to in this pandemic and it will be another month at least before our paperback is available. For all you "I only like physical books" folks I bet you read a book a week in social media posts. Get over yourself. I'm the same but whatever. Support independent. Black literature may seem like a surprising point of entry for a non - profit but it's perfect for us. Our co-founder is a Black novelist with a background in education. It's our pleasure to offer Wings. Diversify your school literature. Be authentic. Tell your teacher friends.
Nobody likes zoom. It's not ideal but it's what we have to do. We spent 14 weeks learning and refining best (and worst) practices in remote learning, living, and reimagining. New York City, Martha's Vineyard, California, Atlanta, and many other folks checked in to Connective Inc. Workshops to create space and share in the shaping of what the future might look like. As many appointed leaders struggle to exhibit vision and execute their roles, we at 49th Hour Workshop X Connective Inc. have chartered a positive and sensible course. We are the future we want to see. Interested in seeing what authentic diversity in education looks like? Join us for Workshop on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Link up so we can be the future already. You see what happens when we let the maniacs run things. Let's see authentic diversity already. Be the first to hear about upcoming classes, special education events, and all things 49th-y. School for the full moon goons.