- Increased teachers' understanding and utilization of the components of CRI.
- Increased teachers' capacity to deliver CRI.
- Integrated the NVLP resources and BQN training into classroom instruction.
- Increased students’ knowledge and awareness of the role the civil rights movement played in shaping social justice and racial healing.
“To move past the horrible events in the past that were the result of judging people by their skin color. To now look at one another without stereotypes and prejudices.”
“The right thing to do no matter skin color.”
“Social justice is creating equality in our society for those who are different, in one way or another, and giving everyone the same chances.”
“If a person is being bullied, like by their race or the way they look, that isn't very fair and you should be able to stick up for them even if they are not your friend.”
“It means that no matter what class, gender, sexual orientation, or race you are, you get equal treatment.”
“Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.”
“A way of being different without being judged in what you believe in and/or your gender/skin color.”
“I would define diversity as not just being black or white, but having different backgrounds and different cultures and different personalities getting together with people who don't look like you and get along.”
While participating in the 2015-2016 BQN Teach-Ins, students from City Neighbors Charter School in Baltimore created an art installation depicting the march that happened from Selma to Montgomery State Capital. This march was a journey many people took in order for African Americans to gain voting rights. The students also researched groups of people whose present day rights have been denied. They then showed their journeys to freedom through the forms of art and writing.
The BQN Summer Institute brought together teachers from Baltimore city and surrounding counties for a professional development program on Culturally Responsive Instruction.