Play livestream archive, above, recorded Thursday, May 5, 6:00-7:30 pm EST.
How are K-12 teachers responding to such issues as pandemic-era education, segregated schooling, Critical Race Theory, book bans, racial justice, equity and accessibility, and the exodus of teachers? How is mental health within the field of teaching? What can their views and experiences teach us about strengthening mental wellbeing in our communities?
Join us online for LESSON LEARNED: A Town Hall with K-12 Teachers About Mental Health. With Lisa Casey (Winnebago Tribe), Benjamin Coria, Jia Lee, Dayniah Manderson, and Sobia Sheikh. Moderated by Dr. Debbie Almontaser. Opening performance by Paul Rucker.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Dr. Debbie Almontaser, CEO & Founder, Bridging Cultures Group Inc.; Author, Leading While Muslim: The Experiences of American Muslim Principals After 9/11; Founding Principal, Khalil Gibran International Academy
Lisa Casey (Winnebago Tribe), Student Support Specialist, Sioux City Community School District, North High School, Iowa
Benjamin Coria, Band and Music Teacher, San Gabriel High School, California
Paul Rucker, multimedia visual artist, composer, and musician
PANELISTS IN THE NEWS
Dr. Debbie Almontaser: Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers – NPR
Lisa Casey (Winnebago Tribe): Sioux City community organization aims to reduce Native American student dropouts – Iowa Public Radio
Benjamin Coria: Exits by Black and Hispanic Teachers Pose a New Threat to Covid-Era Education – California Healthline
Jia Lee: ‘Our schools have become unsafe.’ Parents, teachers urge NYC to take measures to protect students amid COVID surge – News 12 The Bronx
Dayniah Manderson: Bronx middle school teacher wins suit against DOE for ADA accommodations – Bronx Times
Sobia Sheikh: Pouring from that empty cup’: Teachers feel intense burnout, struggle with mental health – KING-TV 5
Paul Rucker: ‘Banking While Black’ exhibit highlights history of economic violence – ASU News
ABOUT THE SERIES
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Town Halls on Mental Health (April 28-May 26) is a five-week examination of mental health from the perspectives of frontline thinkers and doers who help define American society: healthcare workers, K-12 teachers, mental health providers, activists, and journalists. The series will present frank talk about issues and solutions, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.
Streaming on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST, from April 28-May 26.
Presented by The WNET Group, America’s flagship PBS station.
Curated by Brian Tate, Director of Community Partnerships, The WNET Group.