Join Us Avoice Presents: Examining the History and Impact of Title VII-Labor, Law and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
With the benefit of 50 years of hindsight, Avoice will take a look at the monumental civil rights legislation of the 1960s and the role of the CBC on its passage and subsequent implementation. From the Civil Rights Act to the Voting Rights Act, African-American legislators, like Rep. Augustus Hawkins (CA) who authored Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and went on to chair the Education and Labor Committee, have led the discussion and worked with the community to maintain the legislation’s effectiveness. The panel will refer to the archival materials on the Avoice website and provide further exploration on the present and future impact of the legislation.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Member of Congress
Dr. Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, AFT
Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Moderator - Ms. D’shawna Bernard, Avoice Virtual Library Project
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Location: The Washington Convention Center, Room 144A
Avoice Spotlights: Share My Lesson
Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.
Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.
Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world, the Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free lesson plans, worksheets and activities to help teachers celebrate African-American History Month in their classrooms. To view some of these excellent resources, click here.
Avoice is proud to highlight the work of the tremendous organization and we encourage our users to visit their website today. To learn more about Share My Lesson please visit www.sharemylesson.com.
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