1770 to 2020: Race, Revolt & Resistance

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill, NC

Like today, the 1770s saw its fair share of protests in the name of freedom. On March 5, 1770, an event to be remembered as the Boston Massacre, men in uniform shot and killed an unarmed black man named Crispus Attucks. And also similar to current events, those soldiers got away with it, aided by […]


Wilmington 1898: The Hidden History of An American Coup D’État

Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill, NC

On November 10, 1898, the only coup d’état ever to take place on American soil began with the torching of a black owned newspaper in Wilmington, North Carolina, and ended with white supremacists overthrowing the local government. The coup was the culmination of a white supremacy and propaganda campaign waged all across the state, designed […]


Culturally Responsive Teaching Professional Learning

Zoom meeting Zoom links to be shared, Zoom, NC

#GoOpenNC is the Open Education Resources initiative in North Carolina, and it’s also the name of the platform where NC educators can become part of the OER community of practice as they find, develop, and share standards aligned instructional and professional learning materials. The #GoOpenNC platform has the ability to design collaborative spaces called “Hubs” […]


The Light of Truth – October Virtual Series Honoring Ida B. Wells

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill, NC

More than a century after she began her journalistic work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. To celebrate the life and work of of this pioneering Black journalist, advocate and educator, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC), in partnership with others including Carolina K-12, is hosting a series of […]


Challenging Misconceptions of Slavery: The Life of Omar ibn Said

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill, NC

Omar ibn Said was born into a well-educated family around the year 1770 in Futa Toro, in contemporary Senegal. In his thirties he was kidnapped, enslaved, and transported to Charleston, South Carolina. He escaped from his first enslaver and was later imprisoned in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jim Owen, brother to the governor of North Carolina, […]


Virtual Matinee & Panel Discussion of The Red Cape, a Dramatic Film About the 1898 Wilmington Massacre

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill, NC

Featuring Nelson Oliver – Writer, Director & Producer | Actor Nathaniel Cullors (“Willie” in The Red Cape) | Actor Maxwell Paige (“The Reverend” in The Red Cape) | LeRae Umfleet – Historian & author of A Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot | Cori Greer Banks, 8th grade educator | Moderated by Christie […]


Excellence for All Students via Professional Development and Instructional Change

Zoom Zoom, Zoom, NC

This presentation will focus on racially minoritized learners’ (RMLs) experiences and achievement in school settings with a particular focus on discussing how the field measures instructional quality as it relates to RMLs’ experiences in the classroom. The presentation will provide suggestions about (1) how to measure culturally responsive anti-bias instruction, (2) changes for instructional approaches […]


Curriculum Workshop

Virtual (via Zoom) Virtual (via Zoom), Durham, NC

Are you interested in learning about we are's anti-racist summer camp curriculum for young children? If yes, please join us for a new we are program this summer, the Curriculum Workshop. This training will be held virtually Wednesday November 4- Thursday, November 5th. The workshop begins at 8:30 AM each day and concludes at 4:00 […]


Exploring Next-Generation Education: A Conversation with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Zoom Link emailed after registration, Raleigh, NC

In this virtual conversation, Friday Institute Executive Director Dr. Hiller Spires speaks with North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green about the creation of Green’s soulful poem “Oh My Brother” and the accompanying multimedia presentation related to the murder of George Floyd and our country’s ongoing racial injustice. Additionally, Green will discuss the current moment […]


Facing Race: A National Conference

Raleigh Convention Center 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC

Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders. Facing Race offers local community unprecedented access to information and resources on racial equity, includes […]

Dissecting Education: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Zoom (Virtual Discussion) Virtual, Virtual, NC

One Hour Zoom Discussion on how parents, caregivers, students should expect culturally diverse content and cultural competency and responsiveness in education. How educators can be more culturally competent and responsive in the classroom.


NC Conference for Educational Equity

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation 1890 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC

The 2nd Annual North Carolina Conference for Educational Equity will focus on the district-wide practices, community-based programs, school policies, and classroom procedures that have created more equitable learning and life […]