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On Reading Silence

By Darnell Fine
On Reading Silence


To evoke the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Continuing to borrow from King, as international educators, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” So what does our tacit silence to issues of racial injustice reveal about our internationally-mindedness and global connectedness? 

Darnell Fine is an instructional coach and social justice facilitator whose work focuses on questions of power and applying radical imagination to the profession of teaching.

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06/08/2020 - Lauren
Hi Darnell, I hope you are well.

I am working with some International Baccalaureate students who are running a "Decolonise the IB curriculum" campaign. They are students from different international schools. I would like to connect them with an expert on social justice, and ensure this spotlight on racial inequity is not just a trend.

If you have a moment to meet with us/can direct us to other expert, we would be grateful.



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