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In this election year, educators and allies are planning creative Teach Truth Day of Action events all over the country. Here are some examples. Check back as this list is updated daily. And add your city!

Alabama

Montgomery: An interactive Teach Truth pop-up display will be featured at the Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium’s inaugural History Harvest, held at the Dr. Richard Harris House. Former and current residents of the historic Centennial Hill neighborhood are invited to support Consortium’s “harvest” of historic research by bringing their personal collections of photos, papers, and objects to be digitally preserved and returned on site. Jessica O’Connor, Consortium Public History Director, will lead a Preservation Walking Tour at 10:30am, where she’ll explore how historic structures are keepers of history worth saving. Dr. Valda Montgomery will provide a free tour of the Harris House at 1:30pm, which requires advanced registration by June 17. Interested visitors can register here. June 19, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Montgomery: Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display in Centennial Hill for the annual Jazz on Jackson Street, hosted by Tours of Montgomery. The day begins with a commemorative program for John W. Jones, one of Alabama’s only Black Reconstruction legislators, to reflect on a legacy disrupted by the demolition of his neighborhood home, followed by the opportunity to uplift and inspire each other with a day’s worth of community activities! All ages welcome, parking available. June 22, 11:00 am.

Mobile: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mobile at the LODA Artwalk Pride on June 14, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.

Alaska

Fairbanks: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap at Bernice Allridge Park, hosted by Golden Heart Literacy and Learning Inside Out Network (LION), on June 15, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

Arkansas

Eliza Miller. Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives.

Helena-West Helena: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, discussion about banned books, and action planning to “Teach the Truth” throughout the year and county. Hosted by the West Side Community Hub, Inc. and the Phillips County Retired Teachers Association at the Eliza Miller Junior and Senior High School Historic Site, named for educator and philanthropist Eliza Ann Ross Miller. June 7, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. (The Teach Truth pop-up with banned books will remain on display in the library/museum.)

California

Auburn: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table in the Auburn Branch  (Beecher Room) of the Placer County Library. The event is sponsored by the California Retired Teachers Association and will include the availability of a recall petition for two Auburn Union Elementary School District Board members whose actions have been detrimental to students, teachers, families, and the community. The Board president attempted to rescind a DEI statement that had been collaboratively adopted a few years ago. June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Berkeley: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Chama o Axé, a capoeira event, at Casa de Cultura. $10 entrance. Hosted by Capoeira Brasil East Bay and Capoeira Brasil San Francisco Peninsula. June 8, 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Chula Vista: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap at Bonita Sunnyside Library. Hosted by Bonita Vista High School and students. June 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Coachella: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Coachella Library. June 8, 8:00 am to 12 noon.

Los Angeles: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap at the Playa Vista Farmers Market. June 8, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Los Angeles: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and history walking tour at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Art & Artifact Museum. Hosted by LAUSD Division of Instruction, Arts Education Branch. June 26, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Oakland: The Five Keys ABIDE Council annual retreat on May 30 and May 31 will include a teach-in on teaching the truth and the freedom to learn. The interactive Teach Truth pop-up display will be introduced and educators will be invited to share it on or around June 8.

San Diego: Educators have planned three events, with voter registration throughout: (1) Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display tableat the Juneteenth Ceremony and Flag raising event where students, parents, community, educators can pick books featured in displays around the table and read from them. They will also sign a poster that demands “Accurate History Matters” and “Representation Matters, “I’m a SDUSD STUDENT Demanding Access to Texts/Media That Reflect the Nuances of Human Experience!” “We know you’re challenging/banning these books because they remind our youth that they have the agency to shift paradigms,” etc.; (2) Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at a MECHA event on Saturday, June 1; and (3) Members of the SD Unified School District contingent of the LGBTQIA Pride Parade will carry Teach Truth signs and posters of books that have faced bans and challenges on July 20.

San Jose: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the First AME Zion Church of San Jose, first Black church and school in San Jose, by the Santa Clara Alliance of Black Educators, in partnership African History Museum of Silicon Valley, African American Community Services, (TABIA) Tabia African-American Theatre Ensemble, and 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley. June 14, 6:00 pm.

Santa Clara: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Santa Clara Farmers Market, June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Truckee: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Tahoe Expedition Academy’s inaugural event: The Rainbow Run, Rock & Roll at Truckee River Regional Park. June 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Learn more.

Ventura: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table hosted by a group of teachers at Ventura State Beach, near 364 California Street. June 8, 8:00 am – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Colorado

Denver: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Civic Center Park near Denver Pride Fest. June 23, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Connecticut

Hartford: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, book swap, history walking tour. Co-hosted by the Mark Twain House Museum, Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association, and HartBeat Ensemble. June 8, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

New Haven: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, book swap, and teach-in at the Possible Futures Bookstore, hosted by the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective. June 8.

District of Columbia

The D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice will host interactive Teach Truth pop-up display tables at:

Busboys and Poets Brookland. June 8, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Ward 8 Farmers Market. June 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.

East City Bookshop. June 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Loyalty Bookstore Petworth. June 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Capital Pride Festival. June 9, 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm.

Esther Productions, Inc., Spoken Word, and the Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library are hosting an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display, book swap, discussion, and reading by author Carolivia Herron of her banned book, Nappy Hair. Door prizes and light refreshments. June 8, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Learn more and RSVP.

Spur Local will march in the Capital Pride Parade with Teach Truth signs. June 8.

Theater Alliance is hosting a Poetry for the People: The June Jordan Experience show and a pre-show interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and conversation about the day of action June 8, 6:00 pm at Dance Place.

Florida

Lake Worth Beach: Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Delray Pride, 3:45 pm – 7:30 pm, and Pride 5K, Health & Wellness Expo, 5:00 – 9:00 pm, on June 8.

Miami: The New Republic is hosting a Right to Read celebration featuring the first ever Toni Morrison Award for Courage at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature authors who are currently banned or who have been banned in the recent past; fellow writers who have taken up the cause; and teachers, librarians, and students who have been directly impacted by book bans. RSVP.

Miami Shores: Learning for Justice is hosting a free educator workshop at Barry University on empowering Black youth and building community through teaching Black history in the classroom and beyond. June 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. RSVP.

Georgia

Atlanta: Students near Stone Mountain, Georgia will investigate the largest Confederate monument in the world and how the adjacent historically African American community of Shermantown has resisted the hate it represents. Students will report out to the community as part of the Teach Truth Day of Action. RSVP.

Illinois

East Hazel Crest: Teachers from District 162 Matteson and District 152 Harvey will host an interactive pop-up Teach Truth display table and bookmark making activity at the corners of 172nd Street and Throop Street, across from the fire department and adjacent to a park.  June 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Galena: Riverview Center will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Galena Pride Picnic. June 8, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.

Schaumburg: Peyton Consulting LLC will host an information table at Summer Youth-led Pow Wow and Northwest Pridefest at the Trickster Cultural Center. June 22 and June 29, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Indiana

Indianapolis: MADVoters will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Indy Pride Festival. June 8, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Indianapolis: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap at one of many featured booths at the Educational Symposium, hosted by Freedom School at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Starkey Wilson, President and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund, and a lively panel discussion with local educators and policy makers, this event promises to shed light on ways that a climate of censorship supports revisionist histories, and give you tools to support a more inclusive narrative. Following the main session, you can join a workshop or visit exhibit booths that highlight local authors, invite you to take action for free speech, or even curl up in a cozy corner to read a banned book. July 13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Iowa

Iowa City: Iowans for Youth & Truth will rally at historic College Green Park. They will have live music, a book exchange, interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, a postcard station, a chance to pledge to teach the truth and defend LGBTQ+ rights, and opportunities to network and strategize. June 8, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm. RSVP.

Kansas

Kansas City: Teach-in and historical walk. The event begins in the auditorium of the KCKPL Main Library where participants will learn from local Palestinian-American organizers. From there, hear about the history and present day efforts to protect the Wyandot burial grounds. Then walk to a space outside Sumner High School and hear a speaker from Justice for Wyandotte share the ways that policing in and outside of local schools impacts Black students and students of color. Along the way, learn how to take action, legislative and otherwise, to stand for truth and justice in the education system in Kansas City. The walk ends at Kinship Cafe, a Black-owned local business, where participants can purchase delicious food and drinks. Co-sponsors include Al-Hadaf KC, Brothers Liberating Our Communities, Latinx Education Collaborative, Kinship Cafe, NEA Shawnee Mission Social Justice Committee, NEA-Kansas City, KS, Thula B., Wyandotte High School PTSA, Voting Rights Network of Wyandotte County. Participants are encouraged to bring used books for a “banned books” swap. June 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Read more.

Topeka: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. June 8, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Learn more.

Louisiana

Baton Rouge: NEA Black Caucus will host a historic walking tour at the Whitney Plantation. June 8, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm. They will share the interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table on June 7.

New Orleans: The Plessy and Ferguson Initiative is hosting Plessy Day 2024: Your Vote, Your Voice! at the REACH Center (part of the New Orleans Public Library) in New Orleans’ historic 7th Ward. Their invitation says: Join us for the 15th annual Plessy Day where in this election year, we will celebrate the 59th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and honor local civil rights veterans who fought for voting rights, equal access, and full citizenship. Speakers include Mr. Ronnie Moore and Mrs. Dorotha Smith-Simmons, veterans of the New Orleans Chapter of C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality). There will be kids activities led by the Black School to create art with the theme of voting rights. June 8, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Learn more.

Maine

Gorham: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display and book swap outside of Baxter Memorial Library. June 8, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon.

Maryland

Annapolis: A dynamic event hosted by Key School, featuring a diverse range of activities! The event will commence with opening remarks by County Executive Pittman, followed by the distribution of books collected through the Dream Big Book Drive. Immerse yourself in music, informative displays, and express gratitude to authors at a letter writing station. Engage in captivating read-aloud sessions, unleash your creativity with chalk drawing, and make lasting memories! Lawyers Mall (intersection of Bladen Street and College Avenue) June 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Annapolis: Showing Up for Racial Justice Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (SURJ3A) is hosting the interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Annapolis Juneteenth Festival! Opportunities to win banned books, Teach Truth buttons and other giveaways. June 22.

Baltimore: Invisible Architectures and Mount Clare Museum will be hosting a historic walking tour and performance centering the story about Una Judge, the dire enslaved servant of George and Martha Washington who escaped. She was free for over 50 years until her death. The story deals with the dynamics of power and expectations. June 8, 4:00 pm.

Baltimore: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at a celebration of fathers and Juneteenth fundraiser at Penhurst Park. June 15, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm.

Severna Park: Community organizations will share information, and there will be activities and presentations every hour on the hour where all are welcome to come and learn. There will be a story time, speakers, crafts, a photo station, a voter registration table, a banned book display and exchange, and more. Park Books, June 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Read more.

Massachusetts

Boston: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Full-Service Community Schools Summit. Hosted by Massachusetts Teachers Association, Massachusetts Educational Justice Alliance, Boston Teachers Union, American Federation of Teachers. June 8.

Boston: Teach Truth/Teach Palestine event at the East Boston Public Library, including the interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, hosted by the Boston Teachers Union Ethnic Studies Organizing Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace Boston. June 15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Deerfield: Pride Party celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community at the Deerfield Elementary School. Activities include story time, arts and crafts, outdoor games, action/education booth, and more. Hosted by Deerfield Inclusion Group. June 8, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Florence: Sojourner Truth Statue. Rally featuring interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table. Attendees will receive a free book of their choice from a select group of banned books. Tickets will also be available for those who would like to attend the Ruggles Center’s Founders Day Celebration featuring a book talk with Nell Irvin Painter highlighting her new book, I Just Keep Talking: A Life In Essays. Hosted by the Mount Holyoke College’s Library and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; LITS; Odyssey Bookstore; and David Ruggles Center. June 9 at 1:00 pm. RSVP.

Littleton: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, social justice themed games, children’s/young adult book giveaways, book swap, and march at the Reuben Hoar Library’s Sturtz Room, hosted by a member of First Church Unitarian, Littleton. June 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Learn more.

Michigan

Ann Arbor: Historic walking tour of the University of Michigan. Hosted by Ann Arbor Teaching for Black Lives study group. June 4, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Detroit: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display, book swap, and historic walking tour at Hartplaza Downtown Detroit. June 8, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Farmington: Historic walking tour from Nardin Park to City Hall with speakers along the way uplifting local Black history and advocating for the introduction of the Free Our History: CEO African American History Bill. June 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 noon. RSVP.

Niles: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at a local bookstore. June 8, 12 noon – 2:00 pm.

Minnesota

Red Wing: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Red Wing Pride Festival in Downtown Red Wing, hosted by Rise Up Red Wing, Red Wing High School GSA, and more. Family friendly. June 8, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

St. Paul: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Grand Old Day outdoor family street fair and festival. Table hosted by educators from the Laura Jeffrey Academy Middle School. June 2, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Mississippi

Jackson: History walking tour. Council of Federated Organizations. Hosted by the Mississippi Council National Council of Negro Women, and more. Date TBA.

Nevada

Las Vegas: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) campus libraries will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table three days of the week at three locations. Co-hosted by CSN Members of the Antiracist Book Club, CSN Gender & Sexuality Alliance, CSN Women’s Alliance, and the CSN Education Department. June 4, West Charleston Library; June 5, North Las Vegas Library; and June 6, Henderson Library. 

Las Vegas: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Tofu Tees, hosted by a school librarian and chapter co-chair of Defense of Democracy.  June 8, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm.

New Jersey

Montclair: AAPI New Jersey will have an information table at Out Montclair’s Pride Festival, the largest in New Jersey. June 8, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Ocean City: Information table at Ocean City Pride Fest at the Ocean City Civics Center. June 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Orange: Information table and display at the Orange High School Library. June 6 to June 26.

Paterson: Teach-in Centering Palestine at the Art Factory Studio. The event will start with lunch, then followed by a documentary and educational/informational workshops that will be lecture and discussion based. You are welcome to attend any/all. Children’s activities will be taking place (for ages 5–14) for anyone in need of child care who is attending. Hosted by MapSO Freedom School, Teaching While Muslim, Decolonizing the Classroom, and other organizations. June 8, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration closed: This event is now full.

Teaneck: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Teaneck Public Library, June 8, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Information table, photo frames, and banned book giveaway (while copies last) at Lomas Tramway Library, hosted by the Rio Rancho Teaching for Black Lives Study Group on June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

New York

Beacon: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Pink Robin Pride, hosted by Defense of Democracy. June 8, 12:00 noon.

Brooklyn: Arts & Letters 305 United Art Expo: Activities led by the school librarian during. June 4, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Brooklyn: P.S. 261 True Colors Club (for gender diversity and supporters) will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table during their Rainbow Walk event. There will also be a children’s book swap, drag queen story corner, and books for sale. Co-hosted by the Teaching for Black Lives Alumni Study Group. June 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Learn more.

Colton: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the LGBTQ+ festival on June 8 and local Juneteenth celebration on June 22.

Cutchogue: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Peconic Community School annual celebration of learning inside the school. June 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Freeport: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at NAACP Freeport-Roosevelt Juneteenth BBQ in Waterview Park. June 22, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Hempstead: NAACP will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the health fair in David Paterson Elementary School.  June 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Jamaica: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Addisleigh Park Day, hosted by the St. Albans Congregational Church, UCC: Education Committee,  June 8, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Nyack: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Rockland Pride Sunday. June 9, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Peekskill: Juneteenth Parade hosted by Peekskill City School District. June 8, 11:00 am.

Rochester: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap at the Rochester Public Market, hosted by the Norman Howard School’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee. June 8, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Rome: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Fort Stanwix National Monument “soap box corner.” Hosted by Women Who Read. June 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Syracuse: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Parthenon Books. Hosted by Camillus Teaching for Black Lives study group and UMOJA students. June 8, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.

Syracuse: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table. Lush Cosmetics at Destiny Mall. June 8, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

White Plains: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at a booth at the Annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival on June 8 and at the African American Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on June 23. The booth is coordinated by the NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh Branch which will also share information on voting and NAACP membership.

North Carolina

Asheville: Save Our Schools Rally at Pack Square Park, in the heart of downtown Asheville, hosted by Buncombe County Association of Educators. June 6, 5:00 pm. RSVP.

Cary: Wake North Carolina Association of Educators will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, rally, and deliver a petition for school library funding during the school board meeting in Crossroads I Building. June 4, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn more and RSVP.

Greensboro: The Guilford County Association of Educators will hold a Vigil to Keep Watch for Our Public Schools! Their invitation states: Guilford County will not sleep while the NCGA attempts to dismantle our public schools. Participants should meet at the GCAE Office at 4:15 to park and gather for a procession to the Old Guilford County Courthouse. Participants are encouraged to wear red with a black hat, scarf, wrap, etc. During the procession, participants will be carrying flowers that will be added to a display at the courthouse. Extra flowers welcome! Upon arrival at the courthouse, we will hold the vigil and rally to push the Board of County Commissioners to fund the Board of Education’s budget request and push the NC General Assembly to stop voucher expansion in the state. GCAE members will deliver a 2300-signature petition to the Board of County Commissioners. June 6, 4:15 pm. Learn more.

Ohio

Cleveland: The Cleveland NAACP Education Committee, Cleveland Teachers Union, and Honesty for Ohio Education will host an event at the Cleveland Public Library, downtown branch. They will begin with a “Read Flash Mob” in the reading garden located next to the library. Then, participants will enter the library to tables of free banned books and banned library books available for checking out. There will also be an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table. The program will consist of a poetry presentation by Cleveland’s poet laureate, a “Why This Matters” talk from the District 11 teacher of the year, a speech from a college student, and a presentation from a Freedom Rider. Light refreshments will be available. June 8, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cleveland: The Angel Heart Foundation will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, book swap, and teach-in at the Euclid Library. June 8, 12 noon – 4:00pm

East Cleveland: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display and round table discussion at East Cleveland Public Library. June 8, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Kent: Tour of the May 4 National Historic Landmark Site, Kent State University. This event will feature an interactive tour of the National Historic Landmark Site featuring historical sources and first-hand perspectives of May 4, 1970. Explore a banned book display, and make a button or sign about teaching your truth. June 7. Learn more.

Rocky River: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book swap hosted by Rocky River Black Lives Matter, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, and youth during the Rocky River Black Lives Matter’s weekly protest in protest in front of the River Square shopping center, near Whole Foods. Their invitation notes: “Bring your beloved books by Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, and Palestinian American writers to swap. Banned books and books for youth or young adults are highly encouraged! Our table will have information about the importance of teaching the truth about structural racism, sexism, and increasing representation in books and school curricula.” June 8, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. RSVP

Toledo: Book swap and interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Black Kite Coffee. June 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP.

Youngstown: Teach Truth Freedom School, June 17 – 21. Presenters include Alice Lynd, Vince Shivers-local historian of the UGRR, Karen Schubert of LIT Youngstown, Cherie Eldridge, Keith Lamar, AU Dance Company, and Dynamo Flapdoodle. Read more.

Oklahoma

Norman: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Green Feather Book Company. June 8, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Oklahoma City: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and rally at the Oklahoma State Board of Education meeting. Hosted by Defense of Democracy. June 27, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Oregon

Milwaukie: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Spoke and Word Bookstore. June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Read more.

Portland: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and CURRENT: A Descendant’s Journey for Truth documentary screening. Email currentfilm2024@gmail.com to RSVP for more info. Hosted by the filmmaker. June 9, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Pennsylvania

Lancaster: Pockets Book Shop in collaboration with Lancaster Friends School. Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and storytime. June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Levittown: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and discussion hosted by the African American Historical Society of Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the Bristol Township Administration Building. May 18, 2:00 pm.

Philadelphia: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at BVlicious’ Rainbow Solstice Street Party, hosted in partnership with Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Fleisher Art Memorial, & Da Vinci Art Alliance. June 22, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pittsburgh: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table hosted by the Pittsburgh Equality Center at Ross Township Pride. June 9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Puerto Rico

San Juan: Information table at calle Arzuaga, callejón Del Carmen, Río Piedras. Host group Puerto Rican Matter(s) will use the theme of “¿Sabías qué?” (Do you know that) to share information about books banned by the Puerto Rican Dep’t. of Education and in the United States, Black Puerto Ricans, and Puerto Rican history. They will collect signatures for a petition about a law on afro hair and they will share a book by one of their members about a trans child. June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Rhode Island

Providence: Information table at the Equity Institute May Meetup.  May 23, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Providence: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table, speakers, arts and crafts, banned books display, and legislative info/testimony drafting station. Hosted by a coalition of groups including SURJ-RI, Towards an Anti-Racist North Kingstown, NEA RI Racial and Social Justice Committee, and Teach Truth RI at the historic Rochambeau Library. June 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. RSVP.

South Carolina

Beaufort: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at annual Black Moses Freedom Festival. June 8, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Carolina Shores: An interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table will be set-up at the Southwest Brunswick Library where the Smithsonian exhibit of Voices and Votes, by Democracy in America is running through July 13, 2024.

Columbia: Teach-in at the historic home of Modjeska Simkins, where Thurgood Marshall wrote the Briggs v. Elliott law suit in 1948. The suit was heard in 1954 as Brown v. Board. Participants will hear the story of how the world knows “Brown” and not “Briggs” as the case that ended segregation. Hosted by Modjeska Simkins School for Human Rights and South Carolina Education Association. June 8, 11:00 am.

Greenville: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and teach-in at Malcolm X Center Bookstore & Reading room. June 8, 2:00 pm.

Texas

Amarillo: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and book giveaway at Chapterhouse Bookstore hosted by members of the Amarillo Education Association and Chapterhouse Bookstore. June 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Cypress: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Lone Star College Cy-Fair Library, room 215. Hosted by Cy-Fair TSTA. June 8, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm.

Odessa: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Basin Pride Festival. Hosted by Ector County TSTA. Saturday, June 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Red Oak: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table. Location TBD. Hosted by Collaborations of H.O.P.E.

Utah

Salt Lake City: Teachers attending the College Board AP Essay scoring on June 8 in Utah plan to host a Teach Truth gathering outside the convention center.

Vermont

Brandon: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and teach-in at Brandon Free Public Library. Hosted by Teachers for Teaching Truth at OVUHS and RNESU EA. June 7–8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Ferrisburgh: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and Black history walking tour hosted by museum staff and students at Rokeby Museum. Free admission day. June 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Waterbury: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Bridgeside Books, hosted by Bridgeside Books with the Waterbury Area Anti-Racist Coalition, June 8, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm. Event description.

Virginia

Alexandria: Three-week teach-in for high school students on Palestine, the Congo, and Haiti. Learn more.

Blacksburg Middle School teachers preparing for the day of action.

Blacksburg: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Montgomery County Democratic Committee Spring Fling. June 8, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Charlottesville: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Charlottesville Farmers Market. June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Fredericksburg: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Fredericksburg Farmers Market hosted by the Fredericksburg Education Association. June 8, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Oilville: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Goochland Dem Committee tent at the Goochland Registrar. June 8, 9:00 – 5:00 pm.

Richmond: Teach Truth VA will host an interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and banned book giveaway in partnership with Black Lives Matter at School at the Multi-Cultural Festival, sponsored by ReEstablish Richmond at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater. June 8, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Washington

Bainbridge Island School District Multicultural Advisory Council, in collaboration with Kitsap Erace Coalition, Kitsap Regional Library, BI Erace, and Living Life Arts Heritage, are hosting a book swap at the Bainbridge History Museum in Washington. June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. RSVP.

Kirkland: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table will be stationed outside of Kirkland Library. Hosted by Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC). June 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Renton: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Liberty Park, directly beside the downtown Renton Library on Mill Street. Hosted by Renton Education Association. June 8, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Seattle area: City University School of Education teacher educators are hosting interactive Teach Truth pop-up display tables at all five campuses in Washington.

Seattle: Seattle Caucus of Rank and File Educators, Ban Bombs Not Books event and Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at Columbia Park. There will be a read-in, speakers, bookmark making, and more. June 8, 12 noon – 3:00 pm. Learn more.

Tacoma: Banned book read-in and interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table in Wheelock Plaza at the University of Puget Sound, hosted by the Masters in Teaching Program. June 8 11:00 am – 1:00 noon. Read more.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee: Interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table at the Wisconsin Democratic State Convention. Hosted by the Wisconsin Education Association Council and WEAC – Retired Educators. June 8, all day.

Milwaukee: America’s Black Holocaust Museum Education Department is hosting a interactive Teach Truth pop-up display table and special drop-in tour focused on the importance of historical truth-telling, included with the price of admission ($5-$7). June 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Tour at 12:00 noon. Read more.

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Educators are planning events at bookstores, libraries, and farmers markets in Chicago; Los Angeles; Nashville; New Haven, Connecticut; Newark, Delaware; Coral Springs, Florida; Warner Robins, Georgia; Salisbury, Maryland; Severna Park, Maryland; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Clovis, New Mexico; Newark, New Jersey; Arverne, New York; Herkimer, New York; Eugene, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and many more cities.

National Classes

Celebrating Radical Educators: A Teach Truth Panel. Hosted by Black Lives Matter at School. Watch the release of a prerecorded online panel discussing radical educators and the movement to teach the truth. June 8.

Teaching the War in Gaza: Hosted by Alan Singer, Hofstra University professor of teaching, learning, and technology, and author of Q&A on the War in Gaza for Teachers. Participants will examine experiences, teaching ideas, and document packages together. Online class and discussion. June 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon ET. Join via Zoom: https://hofstra.zoom.us/j/95141030836

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