Carolina Hidalgo, St. Louis Public Radio
March 2nd, 2018 "When Anjali Adhikari and Niah Ester teamed up for a class project last summer, they had one goal – to teach educators at Northeast Middle School all about microaggressions.
"The seventh graders never imagined their work would make it from their Creve Coeur school into classrooms across the St. Louis region. But since then, they’ve created and led training sessions for dozens of teachers, counselors and school administrators.
Last Saturday, Niah and Anjali led more than three dozen teachers through their training activities during the annual Educators for Social Justice conference." Click here to continue reading.
ESJ launches Podcast on iTunes!
ESJ podcast host, Sherita Love, interviews Dr. Tamara Wells (8th grade ELA teacher in the Hazelwood school district) about her successes and challenges teaching for social justice in her classroom. The two educators discuss Dr. Wells' efforts to implement a program she founded at her school entitled "C.H.A.T. Academy". C.H.A.T. stands for “Children Having Academic Talks About languages, dialect and identity.” This program provides an academic space for students to exchange organic dialogue about how they formed agency around their language ideologies and identified themselves as speakers in academic settings. Her daily practice is focused on raising the voices of African American youth in the St. Louis region.