As a social worker and educator, I believe in building together so I am sharing a few resources that have helped me further interrogate my personal beliefs while developing new approaches to equity work.
- Dr. Bettina L. Love – We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom – Buy Here
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – How to Be an Antiracist – Buy here
Bell Hooks – Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom – Buy here
Paulo Freire – Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Buy here
Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me – Buy here
Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
- Care Theory: Learn more here
- Psychological Healing: Psychological healing wounds heal only through the soothing, transformative, and liberating power of successful attachments to other human beings. – Source her
The State of Black Boys
In this segment, Jason moderated a panel discussion titled, The State of Black Boys. During this event, panelist engage in a virtual candid conversation with community leaders on how to navigate systemic issues, take action, and save our boys. Jason is joined by author & film maker, Jim St. Germain, Executive Director of NYC Young Men’s Initiative, Jordan Stockdale, and Ted Talk Speaker & Founder of Barbershop Books, Alvin Irby, with the conversation moderated by educator/activist Jason Acosta.
The BMEA Podcast S3E7 – Season of Gratitude
In this episode, the fellas are joined by friends of The BMEA Podcast – Sterling Grimes and Jason Acosta! In this session, we catch up with Jason and Sterling and the work of their respective organizations on the East Coast and take time to reflect on what we are thankful for in this season!