African Studies Association Annual Teachers' Workshop 2020: Transnational Solidarities


Saturday, November 14, 2020, 12:00pm to 8:00pm


Virtual Event - Details Below

The ASA Outreach Council organizes a teacher workshop that provides educators with resources, lesson plans, and professional development on topics tailored to specific grade levels, subject areas, and curriculum frameworks. This year's workshop will be held virtually on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. All current US K-14 educators are eligible to register. View the 2020 virtual workshop schedule below. Check back frequently for updates to the schedule. Limited FREE Early Registration for current US educators is now open. 

In a context of global struggles for equity, there is urgency to teach about Africa to bring humanity, agency, and accuracy to students’ understanding of the continent and to establish mutual support toward common issues across the Atlantic. This year’s workshops invite teachers to respond to this imperative through a transnational solidarity lens. Sessions in the four themes explore creative work, diasporic connections, movements for Black Lives, literature and film linking both continents, and local responses to global environmental and health issues, all grounded in a larger context of history. The workshop will begin with a welcome and introductions and a cultural performance followed by three sessions of five concurrent live presentations. Educators may choose to attend one presentation during each session.  An evening showing of the documentary BlackNBlack will close out the workshop. 


Limited free registration is open to current US educators and will close once all free tickets sell out. All current and retired K-14 teachers and administrators may register for the regular $35 ticket. Regular registration will open on October 20th or earlier depending on when the free tickets sell out.

ORGANIZER: African Studies Workshop