Racism

June 17, 2021

Congress has passed and President Biden has signed a new law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Students learn about and discuss Juneteenth.

June 13, 2021

Amid a controversy over a plan to provide debt relief to Black farmers, students dig deeply into history to grapple with the question, “Do all farmers matter?”

April 29, 2021

Students learn about efforts by European nations to ban Muslim face coverings, discuss the impact of these laws, then reflect on the voices of Muslim women on this issue.

April 18, 2021

Students hear the story of one Asian American family, consider some key dates in the history of racism against Asian Americans, and learn about and discuss their own family history.

April 12, 2021

Our long-time colleague Liz Young shares stories about her own experience as an Asian-American woman in this 10-minute video.

March 18, 2021

Morningside Center extends our grave concern and deep support to the Asian-American community at this painful, terror-inducing time. 

March 4, 2021

In this two-part lesson, teachers and students explore the concept of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions as a way for nations and communities to begin dialogues and chart a path toward healing.

January 11, 2021

Students learn about the history of policing in African American communities and connect it to the controversy over how police treated insurrectionists at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

October 25, 2020

Students discuss recent cases of forced sterilization, explore the history of this horrific practice, then do some research of their own.

September 9, 2020

On one hand, as a white person, I know I have an opportunity and an obligation to interrupt. But I also have the trepidation of entering into something uncomfortable that I’m not entirely prepared for.