Here are some of the sites that are hosting #TeachTruth Days of Action on June 11 and 12, 2022.
List By State
Anchorage, Alaska. Delaney Park Strip. Hosted by the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators – ACBE. Saturday, June 11, 1:00 pm AKT. Downtown Anchorage is where redlining contributed to the wealth gap we see today. Rally to support teachers who pledge to #TeachTruth. Learn more and RSVP.
Mesa, Arizona. Phoenix Indian School. Hosted by Social and Racial Justice committee for Mesa Education Association. Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am MT. Learn about the history of Native American boarding schools. Learn more and RSVP.
Springdale, Arkansas. U.S. Grant Camp #68 of the Grand Army of the Republic. Saturday June 25 10:00 am CT. [Note, this event in later in the month.] Learn more and RSVP.
Berkeley, California. Statue of William Byron Rumford. Hosted by UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project. Saturday June 11, 11:00 am PT. William Byron Rumford was a local pharmacist and the first Black legislator to represent northern California in the legislature. He led the work to create the state’s fair housing law. Remarks by members of the South Berkeley Legacy Project. Learn more and RSVP.
Littleton, Colorado. Virtual critical conversation. Hosted by Move Mountains with Montessori. Virtual resources will be highlighted for an honest history: National Museum of the American Indian, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and El Museo. Sunday, June 12, 10:00 – 11:30 am MT. Learn more and RSVP.
Washington, DC. Fort Reno Park. Co-hosted by the Community Coalition at Jackson Reed High School and Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. They will be drawing attention to the battle of Moses Cemetery. Remarks from Macedonia Baptist Church and student performances, including poetry and music. Friday, June 10, 3:30 pm EST. Learn more.
Washington, DC. African American Civil War Memorial. Co-hosted by the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum and DC Area Educators for Social Justice. Saturday, June 11, 11:00 am ET. Guest presenter: SNCC veteran and museum founder Dr. Frank Smith. MC’s: High school teacher Jessica Rucker and high school student Ra’mya Davis. Learn more and RSVP.
Stone Mountain, Georgia. Truth walk around Stone Mountain Park. Hosted by Stone Mountain Action Coalition. Sunday, June 12, 10:00 am ET. Stone Mountain Park, a public park owned by the State of Georgia, is the world’s largest Confederate memorial and shrine to white supremacy. The Park is the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan and was established as an official Confederate memorial by the State in resistance to desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement. The Stone Mountain Action Coalition wants to reclaim Stone Mountain Park from the state-sponsored Confederacy. Learn more and RSVP.
Decatur, Georgia. Decatur Square. Walk from Square to “What Sonia Said” sculpture and end with ceremony at Beacon Hill Middle School. Hosted by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, K16 Teach Truth, Georgia Educators for Equity and Justice, and Georgia Youth Justice Coalition. Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am ET. Learn more and RSVP.
Waterloo, Iowa. Waterloo Urban Farmers Market. Hosted by Cedar Valley Antiracism Coalition. Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CT. Participants will be honoring the accomplishments of Waterloo local Nikole Hannah-Jones and join a The 1619 Project book giveaway. There will also be a giveaway of the YA edition of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.
Chicago, Illinois. Old Fort Dearborn. Saturday, June 11, 12:00 pm CT. Rally and book exchange. Participants will bring a book that deepened their understanding of United States history, outside the textbook. Learn more and RSVP.
Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro Underground Railroad Commemorative Landmark. Co-hosted by Vernon-Multi Purpose Center and Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum. Saturday, June 11, 3:30 — 4:30 pm CT. Participants can join virtually or attend in-person for a tour. Learn more and RSVP.
Pasadena, Maryland. Mountain Road Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library. Hosted by One Pasadena. Participants will find out which books politicians want to ban and advocate for the right to #TeachTruth by posting a photo with a book on social media. Saturday, June 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am ET. Learn more and RSVP.
Kansas City, Missouri. Black Archives of Mid-America. Half-day retreat that will include a march to the archives. Hosted by BLOC , SURJ-KC, JUST Systems, RevEd, and Elements of Education. Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am CT. Learn more and RSVP.
Huntington Station, New York. Joseph Lloyd Manor House. Hosted by ERASE Racism and Preservation Long Island. Saturday, June 11, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET. Participants will learn about the history of slavery at the Joseph Lloyd Manor House and have the opportunity to make a pledge to #TeachTruth. Learn more and RSVP.
Kingston, New York. Africanroots Library. Hosted by AJ Williams-Myers Africanroots Center. Saturday, June 18, 12:00 pm ET.
Danbury, North Carolina. Dan River. Hosted by Good Stewards of Rockingham County and Outdoor Afro-Greensboro. Sunday, June 12, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET. Paddling incursions with presentations on Indigenous and Black history along the 6-mile route on the Dan River. This will introduce a program that county teachers can access all year. Sign up via Meetup and request to join Outdoor Afro-Greensboro. Limited spots available.
Hillsborough, North Carolina. River Park. Hosted by 7 Directions Of Service. Southeast Indigenous History Teach-In. Local Indigenous scholar Crystal Cavalier will present about the untold history of River Park, as well as the Freedom Work happening across the area. Sunday, June 12, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET. Learn more and RSVP.
Salem, Ohio. Waterworth Memorial Park. Hosted by local educators and students from Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. Saturday, June 11, 1:00 pm ET. Participants will learn about Salem history, including early Black farm settlements, a locally run school for Black students, and activism in the 1830 to repeal the Black laws in Ohio. They invite everyone to join them to take action against HB322, HB327 and HB616 that would prohibit teachers from being able to teach an accurate account of this history. Their walk is also in solidarity with the March for Our Lives. Learn more and RSVP.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Ludington Library on Bryn Mawr. Saturday, June 11, 9:00 – 11:00 am ET. Learn more and RSVP.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marker of the 1967 Black student walkouts. 21st & Winter Street. Hosted by Teach Truth Philly and endorsed by the National Parents Union and Councilmember Kendra Brooks. Sunday, June 12, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Learn more. RSVP.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Virtual Teach-In. The Tiny Bookstore will be launching their Learn Something and Do Something series. On Sunday, June 12, they will be posting a video that will introduce you to the current efforts to limit the teaching of history and social studies in Pennsylvania. Learn more.
Providence, Rhode Island. PVD Fest, 275 Westminster St in downtown Providence. Hosted by the TeachTruth RI Coalition. Saturday, June 11, 12:00 — 4:00 pm ET. Read statements from August 2021. Pledge for 2022.
Columbia, South Carolina. Modjeska Simkins home. Hosted by the Modjeska Simkins School for Human Rights. Sunday, June 12, 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET. One of South Carolina’s greatest human rights advocates, lived and organized in this house from 1932 until her death in 1992, at 92 years of age. The house will be open for free in-person tours between 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET. The Modjeska school, adjacent to the Modjeska house, will host a live Zoom broadcast from 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET that promises to be an unflinching critique of the ongoing legislative attack on teaching our state’s true history in public schools. The School’s lead instructor, Dr. Robert Greene II, will facilitate the presentation and discussion.
Salt Lake City, Utah. Soil Collection Ceremonies at Capitol Hill. Participants will gather at the locations of the horrific murders of Mr. Thomas Coleman (1866) and Mr. William (“Sam Joe”) Harvey (1883) to hold a Memorial Ceremony. They will place soil from the sites that will be sent in jars to the National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery. Hosted by the Salt Lake County Community Remembrance Coalition of Sema Hadithi African American Heritage & Culture Foundation, Equal Justice Initiative, 33rd Annual Utah Juneteenth Celebration and the Zinn Education Project. Saturday, June 11, 10:00 – 1:00 pm MT. Learn more and RSVP.
Bainbridge Island, Washington. Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Hosted by Mobilizing Bainbridge, BI Erace, Interfaith, Race Forward H.E.A.L. and more. Sunday, June 12, 1:00 pm PT. Learn more and RSVP.
Seattle, Washington. Wing Luke Museum. A walking tour to visit historic sites in the International District and Pioneer Square to learn about the radical history of Asian-Americans, women, and the 1919 Seattle General Strike. They will kick off the tour with a speech about the anti-Chinese riots of 1886. Along the way they will discuss the attack on abortion rights, socialized housing, Ethnic Studies and Covid. Hosted by NAACP Youth Council, Seattle Education Association Center for Racial Equity, Washington State Ethnic Studies Now (WAESN), Kabataan Alliance, and The Schools Seattle Deserves. Sunday, June 12, 2:00 pm PT. Learn more and RSVP.
Your City Not Listed?
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Stone Mountain, Georgia