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Collective Action for Racial Justice in MN Schools: Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action - Shared screen with speaker view
BLMatSchools Week of Action
49:53
Welcome!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
50:00
Let us know where you’re coming from!
K.C. Harrison
50:16
St. Paul!
Jaci Tuin
50:19
Apple Valley Rosemount Eagan
Luciana Stich
50:22
South High School in Minneapolis!
Kaylie Rusler
50:26
Minneapolis
Betty Greene
50:27
Duluth
Matt Ryg (he/him)
50:27
Education Minnesota -- St. Paul
Megan Faber
50:28
Blaine
Katie Nelson
50:30
Burnsville
Paul Spies
50:31
Duluth!
Paul Spies
50:31
Goodhue!
Laura McClendon
50:35
Richfield Middle School!!
Eleanor Friel
50:37
Washburn High school in Minneapolis
Betty Garcia Herrera
50:37
Worthington
Emma Maki
50:38
Plymouth!
Patti Lagos
50:38
Anoka Hennepin
Olivia Bordon
50:41
Washburn in Minneapolis
Alé Headley
50:41
minneapolis 👌🏿
Glazell Toledo
50:41
287
Maddie Weiler (she/her)
50:43
Blaine - Anoka Hennepin district
Alyssa Hanson
50:45
Richfield
Maddie DeGoey
50:47
Minneapolis
Nancy Meyerhoff
50:48
Maple Grove
Brianna Nierengarten
50:50
Burnsville HS
Cheryl Fick
50:51
Apple Valley Rosemount Eagan
Kirenza
50:53
Burnsville 191
Paul Spies
50:57
Minneapolis
Stephanie Bruins
51:00
Rosemount
Sarah Skahan
51:11
196/Rosemount Apple Valley Eagan
Sophia Olson (she/her)
51:12
Spring Lake Park
Alissa Case
51:13
Northeast Metro 916
cory
51:17
Richfield
BLMatSchools Week of Action
51:22
To rename: Click on the right hand corner, three dots: Change your name (add pronouns if you’d like)
Mrs. Larimore
51:41
Yes we can!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
51:53
**We love reactions!!**
Thomas Carlson
51:56
He/they, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, mn
Brionna Harder
52:03
Just saw you testify, Yahanna! Thank you so much!
Marika Pfefferkorn
52:17
Greetings from Brooklyn Park!
Brionna Harder
52:19
Brionna Harder, Minneapolis Public Schools
BLMatSchools Week of Action
57:21
Thank you so much for centering us, Elsie! <3 Please accept this written land acknowledgement—in English y español—and join us tomorrow to hear it as well.
Paul Spies
57:21
To rename: Click on the right hand corner, three dots: Change your name (add pronouns if you’d like)
BLMatSchools Week of Action
57:40
Land acknowledgment/ Reconocimiento de la tierra (Erica)Our communities sit on the traditional, ancestral homelands of the Daḳota people. “Minnesota” comes from the Daḳota name for this region, Mni Sota Maḳoce, which means "the land where the waters reflect the skies." Any attempt on our part to imagine educational liberation must recognize the ongoing settler colonial project that continues to dispossess Indigenous communities of land and life. We urge all attendees to not only acknowledge the lands on which we gather, but also support the continuous work of local Indigenous communities to survive and thrive.
BLMatSchools Week of Action
57:46
Nuestras comunidades se asientan en las tierras tradicionales y ancestrales del pueblo Daḳota. “Minnesota” proviene del nombre de Daḳota para esta región, Mni Sota Maḳoce, que significa "la tierra donde las aguas reflejan los cielos". Cualquier intento de nuestra parte de imaginar la liberación educativa debe reconocer el proyecto colonial de colonos en curso que continúa despojando a las comunidades indígenas de la tierra y la vida. Insitamos a todos los asistentes a que no solo reconozcan las tierras en las que nos reunimos, sino que también apoyen el trabajo continuo de las comunidades indígenas locales para sobrevivir y prosperar.
BLMatSchools Week of Action
57:51
Anti-black racism is embedded in the origins and constitution of this country. We acknowledge that we benefit privileges from the physical, emotional, and intellectual labors extracted from and contributions uncredited to, Africans brought unwillingly to and enslaved on this continent, and generations of their descendants.
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
57:52
Thank you! Hi from South Minneapolis
BLMatSchools Week of Action
57:56
El racismo anti-negro está arraigado en los orígenes y la constitución de este país. Reconocemos que nos beneficiamos de los privilegios del trabajo físico, emocional e intelectual extraído y de las contribuciones no acreditadas a los africanos traídos de mala gana y esclavizados en este continente, y generaciones de sus descendientes.
Thomas Carlson
58:27
Thank you, Elsie and Yahanna!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
58:37
Directions: Get a pencil/pen to start writing!
cory cochrane (she/her)
59:11
That was wonderful! Thank you!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
59:28
Could you repeat the writing prompt in the chat please?
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
59:32
Thanks!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
59:40
Welcome anyone new to the space…we are taking a minute for writing…I am, I come from, I am here because…
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:00:29
Welcome anyone new to the space…we are taking a minute for writing…I am, I come from, I am here because…
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:01:05
Welcome anyone new to the space…we are taking a minute for writing…I am, I come from, I am here because…
Crystal Polski
01:02:14
I am Crystal Polski (she/her/hers) I come from Minneapolis Public Schools I am here to learn, support, and act to support Black lives.
Facilitator/Host-Elsie Carmona Quiterio
01:02:27
For Example: I am Elsie, I come from Low income housing and Tied between what i dentity to choose because i have to choose Black or Mexican when it comes to my environement. I am here because I want change
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:03:08
I am Anita and I am hungry; I come from strong women; I am here because I want schools to be a place where young people, young people of color, thrive.
Marika Pfefferkorn
01:03:09
I am Marika I come from the ancestors grounded in struggle, I am here because the struggle continues
Kristen Gupta (she/hers)
01:03:15
I am beauty. I am love.I come from a strong woman, Layja Devi. I am here because we need to do better. Let's dismantle white supremacy.I am hope. I am joy. I am excited for all that is going to come. I am tears. I am cats. I am full of pain.
Crystal Polski
01:04:00
That was beautiful Jeannine!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:04:07
Thank you <3
Sophia (she/her)
01:04:07
Beautiful!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:04:42
Yes to youth voice! Love your voice and continuously inspired as a young old person ;)
Whitney Andre (she/her)
01:04:50
I am Whitney. I come from a background that limited my awareness. I am a human who is female, white, and trying to keep aware of my role and privilege. I am here to work.
Facilitator- Yahanna Mackbee
01:07:28
Please write down any questions comments or just your thoughts!! were gonna have a talk back from 1-1:30!!
Paul Spies
01:08:26
So powerful and moving TRUTH, Elsie! Thanks for sharing!
Marika Pfefferkorn
01:08:33
Thank you!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:08:40
#refuse
Brian Lozenski (he, they)
01:08:40
🔥 🔥 🔥
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:08:48
YES!
Alé Headley (they/them/ella)
01:09:01
ex act ly 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿
Alé Headley (they/them/ella)
01:09:24
PERIOD
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:09:27
THE SYSTEM IS NOT BROKEN
Marika Pfefferkorn
01:09:44
It is impossible to reform a system if the system is not broken
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:10:00
Elsie’s q: What if our education system is not broken, what if it is doing exactly what it is supposed to?
Kristen Gupta (she/hers)
01:10:01
Amazing Elsie! Thank you
Ali Alowonle
01:10:10
Thank you, Elsie! AMAZING!
Facilitator/Host-Elsie Carmona Quiterio
01:10:29
Thanks everyone !
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:10:46
Thank YOU Elsie <3
Kristen Gupta (she/hers)
01:10:59
"whiteness is not humanness" yes
Angelica Torralba-Olague
01:11:53
Brian, Yes!!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:11:55
Then go home !
Marika Pfefferkorn
01:12:07
Speak Brian
Alé Headley (they/them/ella)
01:12:24
👏🏿👏🏿
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:12:25
That bit yes Brian
Christina Meline
01:15:03
Yes - high accountability for authenticity and accuracy in the development of standards and curriculum!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:15:22
Right!!!
Sophia (she/her)
01:15:28
YES!
Sandy Saucedo-F (She,her,ella)
01:15:33
Thank you!
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:15:52
is there a link to the ethnic studies bill language?
Brionna Harder
01:16:12
Thank you all for testifying!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:16:15
Where y’all killed it <3
Cheryl Fick
01:16:17
So not really “Ethnic Studies”, but more accurately BIPOC Ethnicity Studies.”.
Brionna Harder
01:17:56
https://www.tocaimn.com/legislation
HANEY MOHAMED
01:19:42
how well thwho's pass this
Crystal Polski
01:20:01
YES!!! We need more support for ESPs tp get their bachelor’s degree.
HANEY MOHAMED
01:20:20
I mean wo's pass this
Paul Spies
01:21:25
MORE Info @ Increase Teachers of Color Act www.tocaimn.com/legislation
Mara Lund
01:22:00
Yes!!!!!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:22:20
This link from TOCAIT has the legislative points broken down by section and statute: https://4f17bff0-0fb8-4e6e-965c-b05083c248ec.filesusr.com/ugd/53ce2e_cceaa15d522a4575bfc9c51fbab4e731.pdf
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:22:36
Is ethnic studies a separate bill or a portion of the ITCA bill?
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:22:56
It’s separate. Looking for the most revised version to link to.
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:23:03
Thank you Brian.
Brian Lozenski (he, they)
01:23:10
Ethnic Studies bill^^
Paul Spies
01:23:21
@Haney These are bills for the MN Legislature now
Paul Spies
01:23:43
https://www.tocaimn.com/itca-social-media-competitionhttps://www.tocaimn.com/make-your-voice-heard
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:24:04
Is there a bill number yet for Ethnic Studies?
Paul Spies
01:24:27
@Betty No bill number for Ethnic Studies bill yet
Paul Spies
01:24:55
5 Awards also for BIPOC parents
Kristen Gupta (she/hers)
01:24:57
MONEY students!!!
Tené (she/her)
01:25:03
is there a link you can drop in the chat about that so we can share via social media and email?
Paul Spies
01:25:45
https://www.tocaimn.com/make-your-voice-heard
Tené (she/her)
01:27:40
is there a link specifically to the competition for youth to win $1000?
Luciana Stich (she/her)
01:27:49
^
Paul Spies
01:28:13
link for contest: https://www.tocaimn.com/itca-social-media-competition
Angelica Torralba-Olague
01:28:51
Here is the ITCA google slide. See page 8 and 9 for all the links on how to get involved: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1U0NuJhR7KlH4QZemgs3rBFu4c4mRAWtsoKMRE3amhhE/edit?usp=sharing
Facilitator- Yahanna Mackbee
01:31:50
This is a lot to sit through, please take care of yourself!! Feel free to take a break from the screen:)
Ali Alowonle
01:33:24
I believe it!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:33:37
It is a lot! Thx Yahanna. What powerful people and ideas working on the legislative end of bringing racial justice to schooling. And — it is being recorded.But come tomorrow - to listen to the Quilt podcast - to digest - and Friday, to act. <3 <3 <3
cory cochrane (she/her)
01:36:21
Thank you SO much to the speakers & organizers!! Have to run to a mtg.
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:36:29
Can we get these slides?
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:37:29
it.is.so.much. Thank you, Marika. #shes9.
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:37:45
The School to Prison Pipeline is inherent in our schools and an extension of white supremacy. Thanks for speaking on this Markia
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:38:06
#westandwithliberty
Luciana Stich (she/her)
01:38:09
Thank you for bringing attention to this.
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:38:10
#policefreeschools
Annie (she/her)
01:38:21
Thanks, for the hashtags Anita!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:38:23
Hi Lucy!!!!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:38:27
:)
Luciana Stich (she/her)
01:38:31
:)
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:38:39
how we we join the SNS Coalition?
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:39:04
Email SolutionsNotSuspensions@gmail.com
Josh Crosson (They, He)
01:39:23
solutionsnotsuspensions.org
Christina Meline
01:39:37
I have to leave to teach a class. Would it be possible to get these resources emailed to us? Thank you so much for all you're sharing! So important! Take action!
Laura McClendon(she/her)
01:39:48
Contact your school board also. They write the school discipline policies
Sandy Saucedo-F (She,her,ella)
01:40:16
Thank you
Paul Spies
01:40:17
@Christina YES we will
Alé Headley (they/them/ella)
01:40:24
thank you 💖
Andrea Vargas M
01:40:27
Thank you so much!
Betty Garcia Herrera
01:40:33
Thank you I really enjoyed this!!
emma pollei (she/her)
01:40:34
This was awesome!!
mk nguyen
01:40:35
thank you!!!
Thomas Carlson
01:40:37
Racism and oppression are so sooooo much. This is not too much for this white male educator. Thanks you for investing in all or our futures. I can’t thank you enough.
Theresa Guthrie
01:40:40
Is there a way to identify congress people who are and are not in support of the SIEA?
Luciana Stich (she/her)
01:40:41
Thank you all so much for educating us all!
Coya Night Pipe
01:40:41
thank you!
Megan Faber
01:40:43
Thank you
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:40:44
Thank you all so much!
Abigail DiTolla (she/her)
01:40:49
thank you all for this information!!!
Ali Alowonle
01:40:53
Thank you!
Libby Farrell
01:40:54
Thank you so much!!!
Maddie DeGoey
01:41:00
thank you!!
Colleen Crook
01:41:06
You were all amazing, thank you so much!
Theresa Guthrie
01:41:09
this was superb! Thank you so much for this rich opportunity!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:41:11
Tomorrow — we slowwwww down to listen to the Quilt Podcast with Voices for Racial Justice, local Black educators, and others working in solidarity…
Rachel Liimatta
01:41:19
thank you everyone for such great information!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:41:21
Friday…we act, we jam, together, in community.
Pedro Bustamante (He,Him,His)
01:41:25
Thank you all for sharing
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:41:26
Was the best “lecture” I’ve ever had <3 Always an honor to hold space with educators, youth, and leaders such as yourselves.
Evelyn Lee
01:41:32
Thank you
Facilitator/Host-Elsie Carmona Quiterio
01:41:48
What have you learned?
Facilitator/Host-Elsie Carmona Quiterio
01:41:56
What do you hope to take with you?
Jaci Tuin
01:41:57
Thank you
Crystal Polski
01:42:08
Thank you for creating this space for learning, reflection, and action.
Facilitator/Host-Elsie Carmona Quiterio
01:42:15
How do you feel ?
Colleen Crook
01:42:20
I have learned about legislation happening that is so important that I can reach out to senators, etc. to share the importance of to take action
Kirenza/She/Her
01:42:26
Thank you!
Kristen Gupta (she/hers)
01:42:26
I am so inspired by the students and all the folks doing work that I was not aware of. My main takeaway... keep going.
Betty Greene (she/her)
01:42:37
I learned about the SNS Coalition. We have been working on this issue in isolation.
Nina Asher
01:42:37
Thanks so much for this informative, thought-provoking discussion.
ANGELA OSUJI
01:42:41
Thanks. Super proud of Yahanna and Angelica.
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:42:49
Everyone will need to use Elsie’s breathing after we are done as well!!
Nancy Meyerhoff
01:43:03
Thanks to all of you!
Beth Anderson
01:43:10
Appreciate the space and time to learn
Whitney Andre (she/her)
01:43:24
Thank you all for your time! I’m looking forward to sharing the legislation info with others who will join me in taking action.
mk nguyen
01:43:37
this space is brilliant! thank you yahanna, Elsie, and Erica for holding it!
Colleen Crook
01:43:41
And to all of the youth taking action - you are amazing and your voices are caritas - keep it up!
Sophia (she/her)
01:43:43
Thank you so much. So inspiring to see youth leaders.
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:43:48
#deepappreciate
Lindsay Lowther
01:43:55
Thank you for the action items we can take to further momentum on these really important bills.
Colleen Crook
01:44:00
Correction - your voices are *critical
Olivia Bordon she/her
01:44:08
Thank you! I learned a lot today
Teresa Ponessa
01:44:18
Grateful for the time and space to continue to learn and work toward important progress. Thank you!
Jeannine Erickson (she/her)
01:44:20
Ready to send my video testimony in and feeling hopeful, energized, and ready to speak truth to power!
Paul Spies
01:44:23
This is my life the last 30 years; Hey Cheryl!
Eleanor Friel she/her
01:44:35
Thank you so much. I've learned a lot and will talk to friends and family about this.
Paul Spies
01:45:26
I leave with energy to learn from and with community leaders like you about teach ethnic studies in my elementary classroom. Thank you!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:45:30
If you are from a school or group and want to put your BLMatSchool action on the map: https://iamaneducator.com/2021/02/01/put-your-community-on-the-blacklivesmatteratschool-week-of-action-movement-map/
Stephanie Bruins
01:45:31
Thank you for this! It is helpful to hear ways to take action!
Cheryl Fick
01:45:33
This is a lot to process and critical work. Thank you!!
Anita Chikkatur she/hers
01:45:40
Thank you all!
Emma Maki (she/her)
01:45:45
Thank you!!!
BLMatSchools Week of Action
01:45:52
Can everyone take a minute to unmic and say thank you before rooms?!!!
Brionna Harder
01:45:58
Can we get the House/Senate file numbers for each of the bills in their current forms?
Maddie Weiler (she/her)
01:46:01
Thank you all so much!