Dr. Bettina Love, co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), will join us for All School Meeting on Monday, September 28th and Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, September 30th. The ATN’s mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities. 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. A sought-after public speaker, her work focused on a range of topics including: abolitionist teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. She is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE.
She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers, an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love’s writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is the author of the books We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South.