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Jul 20

Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars (BFHES) Virtual Teach-In

July 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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This teach-in connects Black home educators & homeschool researchers to discuss pivotal issues impacting Black homeschooling families.

Black families have been homeschooling children long before COVID-19. However, the current global pandemic has brought homeschooling to the forefront of many conversations regarding the education of Black children. While homeschooling has often been approached from the perspective of white families who homeschool and several scholars who have attempted to set the tone for homeschooling in the U.S, the perspectives of Black homeschooling families and the researchers who center them in their research largely go ignored.

The purpose of this teach-in is to bring together Black home educators and homeschool researchers to set our own agenda. The teach-in will bridge gaps between academia, policy and practitioner work related to Black homeschooling. This is an opportunity for scholars to share the data on Black homeschooling in layman’s terms to make it accessible to families. This is an opportunity for Black homeschooling families to engage with one another to share perspectives, resources and other information necessary to build a viable network of home educators.

To learn how you can be a part of this teach-in as a speaker/facilitator visit http://www.blackfamilyhomeschool.org. Details will continue to be updated and shared on the Facebook page and event group in addition to the website. We are still accepting sponsors and volunteer facilitators for the break-out sessions. Email us at homeschoolingbook@gmail.com for more details.

Registration is $5 per registrant.

NOTE: In full transparency, the $5 cost is to pay for costs associated with paying for the website, advertising for this event and other associated costs. Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars (BFHES) is fully volunteer-run and not affiliated with any corporate or institutional interests that guide the agenda and motives of this group. We are fully vested in creating a tangible space where Black homeschooling families and Black researchers focused on Black homeschooling families can convene, mobilize and share resources relevant to policy and practice.