September to October 2021 we hosted a four part series of talks exploring anti-racism and liberation. These four events co-hosted by Dr. Kate Slater and Bobby Morgan will introduce key concepts and provide a framework for understanding racialized conditioning. Hosted in collaboration with the Newburyport Public Library these events were free and open to the public.
Support also came from the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. All presentations were virtual, held over Zoom and registration was required.
Dr. Kate Slater is an adjunct at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Education, where she teaches Teaching Race, which explores the history of race and racism in America, and Issues in Education, which explores curricular policy in the K-12 education system. Her doctoral research centers the experiences of underrepresented minorities students in higher education, and in particular, at predominantly White institutions. She also investigates White racial identity formation and how racism operates individually, organizationally, and systemically. She leads facilitations, trainings, and affinity groups with K-12 institutions and universities, as well as with private organizations.
Bobby Morgan is an educator, writer, speaker, and consultant who specializes in working with other educators to promote equity and culturally responsive teaching practices. With over a decade in education, primarily in under resourced populations, Bobby is passionate about cultivating the brilliance in Black and Brown communities. Through coaching, workshops, and meaningful professional development, Bobby desires to change the educational landscape, ensuring pathways of success for students. In addition to his work within educational institutions, Bobby works as an educational advocate partnering with allies in the fight for equitable policies and legislative priorities for all students. He founded Liberation Lab, an educational consulting firm to build pathways for internal and external accountability. Internal accountability for teachers to put liberatory practices to work, immediately benefitting student outcomes. External accountability will come through empowering parents and families with the resources necessary to hold schools accountable for more than aspirations of equity.
Anti-Racist Roadmap created by Dr. Kate Slater
Liberation Lab: founded by Bobby Morgan to create pathways for liberation in Black and Brown communities through reimagined education.
Learn more about the City of Amesbury’s Equity and Inclusion work