Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young is currently a doctoral student at UCLA and Social Science teacher at Culver City High School. She is passionate about all things Ethnic Studies. She has an unwavering belief in the power of education to transform lives and her passion for social justice and equity has kept her rooted in the classroom for over a decade. Kim has also worked as a Program Associate at Facing History and Ourselves, a classroom teacher and instructional coach in Oakland Unified School District during her journey in education.

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Teaching with The 1619 Project in Ethnic Studies

Posted by Kimberly Young on January 20, 2020

It is an exciting time to be an Ethnic Studies teacher. We are in troubling times and the insights emerging from resistance movements creates profound opportunities for deep conversations about justice in the classroom. Perhaps the most impactful recent example is The 1619 Project edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones and published by The New York Times. Last Fall, Facing History offered class sets of the magazines for teachers in the L.A. area. After spending much of my summer trying to locate copies of the release, I jumped at this opportunity. 

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Topics: legacy, truth, race

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