Black.Man.Teach. COSEBOC and the Next 100 Stories

Black.Man.Teach. COSEBOC and the Next 100 Stories

From Jabali Sawicki

I'm raising money to bring Black.Man.Teach. to a conference in Memphis, Tennessee where I'll connect with over 100 Black, male teachers and share their inspirational stories.

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over 9 years ago

Good people! We did it. Thanks to you, your vision, and your generosity, we reached our goal. And this timely article in today's Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/sunday-review/where-are-the-teachers-of-color.html, should remind us all why the work of Black.Man.Teach. and other efforts and initiatives to increase the diversity in our schools and classrooms is urgent work.I look forward to continuing this work and celebrating the work of our heroic Black male teachers. Peace and love to all.

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As many of you know, for the past year, I have been sharing and celebrating the work of Black male teachers across the country via my blog, Black.Man.Teach.. To date I have introduced the world to 134 incredible Black male teachers and shared their transformative and inspirational stories. Through black and white portraiture and short autobiographical narratives, Black.Man.Teach. describes their unique journeys and highlights the important work they do on behalf of our young children. In the upcoming year it is my goal to continue to tell 100 more of their stories thus creating a powerful narrative outlining the critical role they play in our classrooms, our schools, and our communities.

To accomplish this I will need to continue to have to travel far and wide to track them down. This is where I need your help. Next month, COSEBOC (The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color), an organization leading the charge to reform the way we educate our young brothers, is holding their national conference in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference attracts hundreds of Black male teachers from across the country for three days of reflection, discussion, and action. I want to be there to meet them all, to photograph them, and to capture and share their stories. To do that, I need to raise $1250 to cover the conference registration fee ($470) and travels costs ($780). I am humbly asking all of you, my friends, to contribute what you can to help me get to the conference, so together we can continue to build Black.Man.Teach. one remarkable, Black male teacher at a time. In fact, many of the teachers already featured on the site were brothers I met at last year’s COSEBOC conference.

Please visit Black.Man.Teach. and check out what we can build together. This is an urgent issue for all of our children, and I am passionate about doing what I can to make a difference. Please donate to the cause and help me get to the conference so we can shed some positive light on our Black male teachers. We need more of them.

Each one. Donate. Teach one.

Many thanks. Peace. 

Jabali

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Jabali Sawicki posted a new update:
over 9 years ago

Update #10

Good people! We did it. Thanks to you, your vision, and your generosity, we reached our goal. And this timely article in today's Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/sunday-review/where-are-the-teachers-of-color.html, should remind us all why the work of Black.Man.Teach. and other efforts and initiatives to increase the diversity in our schools and classrooms is urgent work.I look forward to continuing this work and celebrating the work of our heroic Black male teachers. Peace and love to all.

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Happy Friday! Just 2 days left! Thank you everybody for your generosity. Please donate if you can and help spread the word. Every little bit helps. Peace.

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Only three days left. Please donate what you can. Let's amplify these powerful voices!

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We're almost there! Many have been inspired and motivated by these powerful stories. Please support this project and powerful community. Please donate what you can. No amount is too small! Peace and love.

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We're almost there! Please donate what you can. $5, $10, $25, $35, $50, or $100. It all helps. Thanks for sharing this vision!

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Good people! We're almost there! Just 6 days left. Keep giving what you can and spreading the word. We can do it. Support Black.Man.Teach. I can see the finish line. Peace and love.

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Good people! 9 days left and we're almost halfway there! Many thanks for your generosity and vision. Please continue to donate and/or share the project. Peace and love to you all!

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Good people! 9 days left and we're almost halfway there! Many thanks for your generosity and vision. Please continue to donate and/or share the project. Peace and love to you all!

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2 days in and we've already raised 25% of the goal! Thank you for your generosity. Let's keep the momentum. Please donate and share the project with others. There are many more powerful stories to be told. Black.Man.Teach.

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Jabali Sawicki posted a new update:
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Update #1

Thanks to everyone that has donated. Thanks to everyone that has shared this project and this campaign. Because of you, we've raised more than 10% of our goal. Please donate what you can and keep spreading the word. We're amplifying a powerful voice! Peace and Love. Black.Man.Teach.

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