Jason David

Jason David is a program associate in the Facing History and Ourselves Los Angeles office. He is a former high school Humanities teacher who has worked in both public and independent school settings. He has taught curriculum focusing on United States and world history through an interdisciplinary lens, led advisory programming and been a member of a formal multicultural leadership team tasked with developing curriculum to explore issues of identity and diversity, responding to bias incidents, and working proactively to develop an inclusive school climate. Outside of formal education spaces, he has helped lead a local racial justice organization for the last decade.

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Democracy Under Fire

Posted by Jason David on October 10, 2017

William Hastie, the first African American to serve as a federal judge, asserted, “Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is becoming, rather than being. It can easily be lost, but never is fully won. Its essence is eternal struggle.”

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Topics: Democracy

Choosing Our Language

Posted by Jason David on August 17, 2017

We’ve been hearing from a number of teachers that one of the key challenges in trying to facilitate conversation about the events in Charlottesville is determining what language to use, particularly in relation to groups and people.

Here are a few recommendations from our conversations:

 

  1. Let’s directly engage and confront the issue of white supremacy.
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Topics: current events, race

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