On Wednesday, May 13th, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s hosted their Teen Reading Lounge network for an informative 90-minute conversation exploring how we can center marginalized identities in both on and offline learning opportunities for middle and highschool students during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
The webinar featured Jean Kosha from the Upper Darby Municipal Library, Fatima Hafiz from Transformative Educations Associate, and Daniel Egusquiza from Barrio Alegría. They discussed how they plan and facilitate humanities-based programs that foster belonging and honor the diverse strengths and needs of our youth. Panelists primarily represent library and afterschool humanities programs, however their insights may be applicable to other youth engagement and education services.
Check out the webinar recording below!
Here is a list of research and resources about affirming student identities, remote learning, personal growth and reflection, and humanities education.
More virtual offerings are in development at PHC and we hope you will join our future webinars!