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At the beginning of March, Teach for America Detroit held its annual Spring Educator Summit - We’re Still Here - A celebration of the resilience we have witnessed in our community of educators and across the city of Detroit’s landscape in the last year. This was an opportunity for TFA Detroit’s staff, corps members, fellows, alumni, school partners, and community leaders to come together to learn alongside one another, connect with one another, celebrate our collective resilience and impact, and gain energy for the work that lies ahead.

Interview with Detroit Achievement Academy

Interview with Detroit Board of Education member

Interview with Detroit LEADS fellow

Interview with Detroit Parent Network CEO

Interview with TFA Detroit Alumni

For our signature event, TFA Alum Dr. Chanel Hampton had an intimate conversation with author and activist Austin Channing Brown titled "Reclaiming Our Power: Exploring and Deconstructing Oppression within our Society, our Communities, and Ourselves." The purpose of this conversation was to 1) identify and explore the ways in which white supremacy culture influences our individual and shared belief systems and the ways we exist and interact in our communities, organizations, and society at large and 2) begin or continue to disentangle the beliefs associated with white supremacy culture from our own. Participants had the opportunity to learn from the perspectives of Austin Channing Brown and Dr. Chanel Hampton and to join that conversation themselves in breakout spaces facilitated by leaders from across the Detroit landscape and by submitting questions to our host and guest following their breakout conversations. This event was made possible with support from Black Educator Promise Initiative.

Reclaiming Our Power with Austin Channing Brown