This blog post is written by member Lorena Germán. It is the first of two parts.
The idea for the following two videos emerged from conversations spurred by the NCTE Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. We chose to record videos as a way to genuinely communicate the emotion and sense of urgency we feel about the importance and necessity of this work.
Born in Dominican Republic and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Lorena became a high school instructor in the field of English because she felt the need to be the teacher she never had. Today, Lorena teaches young people English literature at The Khabele School in Austin, Texas. @nenagerman