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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | April

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We’re baaaack and this month inviting you into a conversation alive with the experience and brilliance of Dujuan, his community, and his wisdom illuminated in the POV documentary, In My Blood it Runs directed by Maya Newell. Our guests this month are Indigenous educators and scholars: Blanca Azucena (University of Texas, Austin) works at the intersections of public health, indigenous health practices and healing; Pablo Montes (University of Texas, Austin) focuses on the intersections of queer settler colonialism, Indigeneity, and Land education; Judith Landeros (University of Texas, Austin) dedicates her work to Indigenous girlhood, traditional healing knowledge, and schooling; and Marleen Villanueva (University of Toronto) studies Indigenous ways of knowing and being in relation to water, her work is centered in Early Childhood Education. 

As always, this After Show dialogue doesn’t hold back - our guests invite you to consider the ongoing motivations and logic of settler colonialism that manifest in educational systems and structures. Their casual (and passionate) conversation traverses history, the present, and the future and brings us back to a central concern for educators: how do we best show up for our students in all their dynamic experience and potential? How do we create conditions that make it possible for our students - especially those who are marginalized in education - to do more than survive, but thrive? If you are looking for a community of educators committed to justice then you’ve come to the right place. 


Don’t forget to join the club for more critical documentaries and community conversations about how to teach towards liberation! Next month we’ll be featuring Loira Limbal’s film Through the Night

In My Blood It Runs: Dujuan, age ten, is a child-healer and a good hunter and speaks three languages. Yet Dujuan is failing in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare authorities and the police. As he veers perilously close to incarceration, his family fights to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education. 


RESOURCES FOR YOU! 

To support your continued growth on this journey and offer some tangible tools to bring into your classroom practice we are also providing this list of free resources. Each month, following the After Show, you can expect a list of resources to support your teaching, continued learning, and creativity in your own classroom. 

  • Lesson Plan: A Living Curriculum of In My Blood it Runs
  • In My Blood it Runs Discussion Guide
  • POV Community Network - POV’s Free Lending Library POV believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social issues of our time. Join POV's Community Network to gain access to POV's award-winning films and digital projects and to screen this documentary in your classroom. Discover discussion guides, standards-aligned lesson plans, reading lists and other resources to help shape the conversation and inspire action.
  • Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching A virtual professional learning series brought to you by PBS Learning Media with conversations between educators, activists, scholars, and advocates who are working to address, name, and educate people regarding issues surrounding racial justice in education. 

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