June #NCTEchat: What Should Juneteenth Mean to Us? - National Council of Teachers of English
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June #NCTEchat: What Should Juneteenth Mean to Us?

Join us Sunday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Twitter for the June #NCTEchat, “What Should Juneteenth Mean to Us?” with NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Program recipients Valente’ Gibson (@ValenteGibson) and Dillin Randolph (@DillinRandolph).


We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARMUP: What was the last movie you’ve seen that had a large impact on you? #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: How might you choose to celebrate Juneteenth? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: How can you celebrate this holiday while empathizing with what enslaved Black Americans went through, what liberation has meant for this country, and what kind of progress we can look forward to even if you do not identify as a Black American? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: What stories about Black American history did you learn as you grew up? What stories were left out? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: As you grew older, what stories of Black Americans do you wish you had learned earlier in life? As you have learned more history, how does it impact you today? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: While violent and racist acts are not new, the way we consume media and how it’s presented has made these events with mostly people of color as victims more accessible to the public. Have these events changed your perception of America? Are we desensitized to violence? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: As an educator, what struggles have you faced in incorporating tenets of Juneteenth into your teaching? How have you worked through them? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]


Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.