The Strategy 2 group has a discussion forum to continue conversations during meetings, but I have been talking about this and think it should be shared beyond just that group:
I’m just happy to be able to share my love of comics in this context. I hope everyone saw the video of the children in Atlanta who found out they were going on a field trip to see Black Panther…
Here is the background and more context. Looks like there are a few GoFundMe pages set up now for different school groups around the country. Here’s an interesting article that nicely sums up some of the goals for the film: Black Panther: An Allegory of the World Wanting Blackness but Not Black People. If anyone is planning to take students, I’d for sure spend some time on this article and having a conversation about it.
Happening on Twitter: #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe
Most of them are inspiring and uplifting, some highlight the importance of why we still need things like this (even if they don’t mean to).
Also, I brought up Luke Cage and some of the references in the show. This site takes a deeper dive and there are more in the comments section if anyone is interested. The English Curriculum Group had a great conversation on graphic novels that teachers have used in the past that they’ve had students read. I’m sure if there is an issue a teacher wants to address then there is a graphic novel for it.