Welcome to the Black Girls Teach Level Up Virtual Retreat! We send you love and light and hope you are here because you share in our spirit of revolution. Black women educators are the key to our future. For as Dr. Johnetta B. Cole would say, “ when you educate a woman [-] you educate a nation .” Our retreat will empower you to own your expertise, to be your whole self, to raise the bar for educators, educational policy and practice and to not only survive, but thrive.
The universe is calling us to be a little bit braver, to prioritize our growth and healing, and to self-actualize and reach our full potential. Join us as we uplift the voices and expertise of some of the most amazing Black women educators in the country. From our master classes, to our Elevation Series, you will be pushed to think critically, evaluate your current work and encouraged to level up. Our virtual retreat will provide you with chances to learn, socialize and network with these leaders, activists and educators in an intimate setting, free from white gaze.
For the last five years Black Girls Teach has fought to design events where Black women educators are centered and respected, where their voices are amplified and shared, and where our intellect is free to shift, grow and imagine our future. As educators ourselves we know the trials and triumphs of teaching scholars, leading adults, gaining wealth and navigating spaces where we do not always see others like us.
We can not afford to stay stagnant and accept what others have laid out. This retreat is making sure you have the tools to build your own tables. We have worked hard to curate a space where you can feel safe, open to be vulnerable and full of spirit.
Here’s to the revolution! Here’s to you leveling up!