9th Ave: Jamilah Pitts with Berna Anat

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset. 

Cover of Jamilah Pitts' book, Toward Liberation: Educational Practices Rooted in Activism, Healing, and Love. The cover features an illustration of a feminine black person whose hair blends into a night sky, wearing bright colors and surrounded by other bright colors in the background.
Join us on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30pm PT when Jamilah Pitts discusses her book, Toward Liberation: Educational Practices Rooted in Activism, Healing, and Love, with Berna Anat at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Free to attend, RSVP at the link below
https://thethirdplace.is/event/9th-ave-jamilah-pitts-with-berna-anat


Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/_Wgujd325uw?feature=share

Praise for Toward Liberation
“This book is a love letter to truth-telling, justice, and healing. Deeply sitting with each chapter, activity, and reflection question inside Toward Liberation makes each of us closer to creating classrooms for liberation.”—Bettina L. Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive

“Jamilah has created a pathway for educators to begin our healing journey while transforming curriculum, teaching, and the lives of the children and communities we serve. Read this book to understand what it means to be a truth-teller working for liberation. Read this book to be reminded of being a truth-seeker whose praxis is rooted in love.”—Sonja Cherry-Paul, adapter of Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Toward Liberation: Educational Practices Rooted in Activism, Healing, and Love is a timely and personal text that champions the urgent need for anti-racist education in our society. Through thought-provoking insights from her own educational journey as a classroom teacher and administrator, as well as exploring history and actionable strategies, Jamilah Pitts equips educators with the tools needed to cultivate inclusive and sustainable environments and foster a more just and equitable future for our youth.”—Liz Kleinrock, author of Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community

About Toward Liberation
An essential guide for frontline educators to address systemic racial oppression, repair harm, and foster safe, inclusive learning spaces for their students.

For educators and readers of Bettina Love’s We Want to Do More Than Survive, with a foreword by Leigh Patel, author of No Study Without Struggle.
Toward Liberation is the timely and practical guide that pioneers new pathways for educators to repair harm and foster transformative learning spaces. This road map for liberatory pedagogy is replete with resources, tools, and strategies drawn from Jamilah Pitts's experiences as a young Black girl, a Black student, a teacher, a former school leader, and a consultant with schools across the country.

Educators will want to mark up and keep their copy of Toward Liberation at their desks for easy reference. In its pages, they will find:

  • Real-life examples and student writing from Pitts’s classroom
  • Explorative questions for teachers to consider in their equity work
  • Constructive charts that map out manifestations of harm
  • Activities to engage students in liberatory learning
  • Healing and self-care strategies for teachers—particularly Black women educators

Pitts infuses her writing with an extensive knowledge base of the education system, honed over years as a teacher, a coach, a dean, an assistant principal, and a national education consultant. The tenets of this book—rooted in truthtelling, activism, healing, wellness, self-care, and, ultimately, love— both inform and are inspired by the healing work Pitts does with educators to this day. In doing this work, she helps to reimagine the role of the critical teacher.

Toward Liberation equips teachers with the tools they need to carve a path toward liberatory educational practices, ensuring that students are afforded the full range of their humanity and their experience, in and out of the classroom.

About Jamilah Pitts
Jamilah Pitts is an educator, social entrepreneur, writer, and yoga teacher whose work centers the liberation, healing, and holistic development of communities of color. Jamilah has worked and served in various roles and spaces to promote racial justice and healing. She is the Founder and CEO of Jamilah Pitts Consulting and she is also the Founder of  She, Imprints. Jamilah has served as a teacher, coach, dean, and as an assistant principal. She has worked in domestic and international educational spaces, including Massachusetts, New York, the Dominican Republic, China and India.

About Berna Anat
Berna Anat is a Financial Hype Woman, which is her made-up way of saying she creates financial education media that lives at @HeyBerna all over the Internet. After slaying her $50,000 debt, she saved up to quit life and has been traveling the world trying to make money fun again ever since. Berna is the proud author of Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us. Published with HarperCollins in April 2023, Money Out Loud has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, and became a Bookshop.org and Amazon bestseller. Berna has dropped her money mic at venues such as the New York Stock Exchange, Google and Twitter, and her work has been featured on platforms such as Forbes, The New York Times, and Buzzfeed. She won the Plutus Awards Most Entertaining Financial Creator two years in a row (aka, she's the personality hire of the money world). Berna was named one of ABS-CBN's Global Pinoy Idols, awarded to the 10 most influential Filipinx people in the United States. Yes, she's Filipina. Yes, she's sure.

Toward Liberation: Educational Practices Rooted in Activism, Healing, and Love By Jamilah Pitts Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780807014844
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Beacon Press - November 7th, 2023

An essential guide for frontline educators to address systemic racial oppression, repair harm, and foster safe, liberatory learning spaces for their students

For educators and readers of Bettina Love’s We Want to Do More Than Survive, with a foreword by Leigh Patel, author of No Study Without Struggle


Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us By Berna Anat, Monique Sterling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Berna Anat, Monique Sterling (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063067363
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 25th, 2023

So no one taught you about money, either? Let’s figure this me$$ out together. 

In this illustrated, deeply unserious guide to money, Berna Anat—aka the Financial Hype Woman—freaks out her immigrant parents by doing the unthinkable: Talking about money. Loudly. 


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