The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is excited to present our 2nd virtual Educator Open House and we welcome teachers and school administrators to join us. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s Online Learning Resources, learn about the museum’s youth programs and School-on-Freedom opportunities, and other educational initiatives.
This year’s Virtual Educator Open House will feature a keynote from Dr. Bettina Love. Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Her writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the intersection of education reform, anti-racism, carceral studies, abolition, and Black joy. The aim of her scholarship is twofold: firstly, to advance how the field of education understands and critiques the systemic and structural racism of public education within the U.S.; and secondly, to advocate for abolitionist approaches in the field of education that seek new possibilities for educational justice. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities.
Dr. Love is the author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Educational Researcher, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and the Journal of LGBT Youth.