Teaching for Racial Equity and Housing Justice in the Bay Area

June 10, 2021
4pm - 6pm Pacific Time

Promo card showing speaker head shots for the Teaching Equity in Housing event

Teachers play an important role in shaping the narratives about how history has shaped the present, and what’s possible and what’s at stake looking ahead. Join us on June 10, 4pm - 6pm Pacific Time, to hear from a group of Bay Area-based teachers weaving critical work on race and housing into their teaching, curriculum development, and community organizing. Drawing on reflections on Bay Area histories of racial dispossession in housing as well as about contemporary housing justice work, the teachers will share about their own lives and work, and the lives of their student and school communities. We invite you to learn from teachers as they discuss how they reflect on the critical role that teachers can play in advancing racial equity in housing. Guests include:

  • Mario Rodriguez: 11th Grade U.S. History & Ethnic studies, Lighthouse Community Public Schools High School, Oakland Unified School District
  • Monserrat Rueda-Hernandez: 5th and 6th Grade, all subjects, Dual Language program, Schafer Park Elementary, Hayward Unified School District
  • Rafael Velazquez: 7th Grade English Language Arts, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Hayward Unified School District
  • Lawrence Teng: 9-12 grade Geometry, Algebra 2, Statistics, MetWest High School, Oakland Unified School District

With reflections from Victoria Robinson, Director of the American Cultures Program at UC Berkeley.