Episode 10

Abolitionist Teaching with Bettina Love

Published on: 26th August, 2020

This episode explores the concept of abolitionist thinking in relation to youth work. Dr. Bettina Love shares her own story of being collectively raised by her Rochester New York community, how she talks to her own children about racial injustice and how we all need to be grounded in an abolitionist, equity, joy and justice centered framework.

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council. 

Check out Dr. Love's work here: https://bettinalove.com/ and check out the Abolitionist Teaching Network here: https://abolitionistteachingnetwork.org/

Follow Dr. Love and the Abolitionist Teaching Network on social

Twitter: @blovesoulpower and @ATN_1863

Instagram: @blovesoulpower and @atn_1863

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Reimagining Youth Work
Exploring how to re-think and re-make systems that serve young people.
The Reimagining Youth Work podcast is an exciting, new, and thoughtful exploration of how our world is impacting young people, what adults can do to re-think their work with young people, and how we can all work together to re-make the systems that serve young people. The podcast is hosted by veteran educator, mentoring expert, and executive director of the Youth Mentoring Action Network (YMAN), Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan. The podcast is recorded in both audio and video formats.

Like the work of YMAN, the podcast is part of our mission to re-imagine and re-make youth-led and multigenerational spaces in which healthy dialogue, community-engaged education, and civic engagement create equitable environments for youth to thrive.
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