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Teaching Against Erasure (TAE) is an initiative organized through the collaboration of educators, scholars, and advocates dedicated to social justice and inclusivity. Our public workshops bring students, teachers, scholars, community organizers, and researchers together to promote sustainable inclusivity in classrooms everywhere. Grounding ourselves in the “it takes a village” approach, we lean on community building practices to help educators develop pedagogical methods that support safe learning environments for all learners. 

TAE offers thematic workshops led by scholars, community leaders, and veteran teachers. Sessions will emphasize strategies for integrating content focused on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQIA+ and Dis/Abilities studies material into the existing New Jersey core curriculum content. Each thematic dialog-based workshop is designed to help teachers and students think through the benefits and challenges of grounding classroom practice and school culture in inclusivity and social justice. Participants will think critically with administrators about strategies for sustaining their inclusive practices long term.

Special thanks to our sponsors the Center for Politics and Race in America (CPRA), the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice (ISGRJ), the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and the Departments of Africana Studies, American Studies, History, Urban Education, and the Disability Studies Minor at Rutgers-Newark.

Note: The views presented by the facilitators in Teaching Against Erasure (TAE) sessions are not necessarily those of the organizers and/or sponsors.