J'nelle Bobb-Semple

Program Director
Border Crossers
Border Crossers is an education-equity nonprofit that provides resources for elementary school teachers to explore race, class and cultural differences with young students. We believe that if educators are prepared to have meaningful conversations about issues of diversity, students will be better equipped to interrupt patterns of racism and injustice in their own lives and thrive in a multicultural society.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

How to Talk About Race in the Classroom

What do you say when a child asks you an unexpected question about race? How might that question become a teachable race moment? Border Crossers invites you to participate in an exciting workshop for educators seeking tools to talk about race and equity with children. This is not a lecture or a presentation ? we use adult learning techniques and participatory theater to collectively discuss race?s role in our lives, share personal experiences of critical moments, develop strategies for confidently and effectively entering into conversations about race in the classroom and practice what to say when tough situations arise.

Speakers: J'nelle Bobb-Semple, Jaime-Jin Lewis