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For #BlackHistoryMonth, I had the pleasure of interviewing two inspirational young people, Akhera Williams and Sam Koffi of Reroot.Ed. Reroot.Ed is an educational campaign run by young black students. Their goal is to make the secondary school education system anti-racist, critical and inclusive.
In this interview we talk about Reroot.Ed and how it can support educators in schools. We also talk about other projects which Akhera and Sam have been involved with, aimed at giving a young minority voices a platform, empowering them to make positive and influential changes in their communities.
Coming soon. Watch this space!
Timestamps & links
- 00:34 – What is Reroot.Ed? How did it start?
- 03:44 – Did Reroot.Ed start because of the recent events or was it already building momentum?
- 07:51 – How can educators interact and work with Reroot.Ed? (e.g. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reroot_ED, email: reroot(dot)edu(at)gmail(dot)com)
- 09:40 – The Voices Project
- 11:54 – Reroot.Ed YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjat…) and videos for Black History Month
- 12:31 – The Voices Project & the Decolonising Geography educators group (https://decolonisinggeography.wordpre…)
- 21:03 – BBC Bitesize feature on decolonising the curriculum (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articl…)
- 25:40 – Fill In The Blanks (https://twitter.com/fillinthblanks) and The Advocacy Academy (https://www.theadvocacyacademy.com/)
- 30:30 – Was there a particular influence or person that has given you the drive to do the work that you are doing?
- 35:00 – Where do you see yourself or Reroot.Ed in ten years time?
- 38:00 – Hear about the Voices Project and other talks about decolonisation at the Geographical Association 2021 conference in April (https://www.geography.org.uk/GA-Annua…)
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