For Black History Month, we're pleased to present the second of a two-part series, taken from a chapter of teacher and SEED staff member Judy Logan's book Teaching Stories. In it, she asks, "Just what is a multicultural and gender-inclusive curriculum?" and answers from her own experience. Part I was published here yesterday.
A grand jury is set to decide shortly on a verdict in the case of Darren Wilson, a White police officer charged with the shooting death of Michael Brown, a Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri. Whatever the verdict, it is likely to rouse strong feelings across the country. We therefore thought it might be useful to share SEED leader and San Francisco teacher Judy Logan's story of how using Serial Testimony, one of SEED's methods for intentionally structuring conversation, helped her multi-racial class of middle school students respond to the O.J. Simpson verdict of October, 1995, in a constructive way, without shame or blame.