Center for Educators & Schools: Freedom Dreams: Juneteenth-Inspired Professional Learning for NYC Educators

Date and Time
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 9 AM - 3 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Event Details

Join us this Chancellor’s Day at the Schomburg Center as we share resources to support teaching inspired by the Juneteenth Holiday. The program will begin with a conversation with award-winning journalist and creator of The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones. Throughout the day, participants will learn about new K-12 curricula based on the library’s collections, a new DOE Black Studies Curriculum, hands-on practice with databases, poetry-making, books for all ages, and other teaching resources inspired by the themes of Emancipation and Black Joy. 

Schomburg Center Director Joy Bivins and Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education David Banks will share welcome remarks.

Light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. 

In-person programs from 9 AM to 3 PM  (limited seating)

Virtual program is from 9 AM to 12 PM

Eligible NY State educators can receive CTLE credit for participating (5 credits in-person / 3 credits virtual). 

Workshop details will be announced in May.

TWO-STEP REGISTRATION | Seating is limited. Registering a preference for in-person attendance does not guarantee a seat. Registered educators will have first opportunity to confirm a seat via email in May. 

The virtual program will be streamed on Zoom. 

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  • Audience: Teachers
Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing