Introductory Workshop

Teaching About Racial Slavery and Its Legacies with the Choices Program’s History Materials

8:30 am — 3:30 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI

The purpose of this two-day, interactive workshop is to introduce community college and upper level high school educators to the Choices Program’s curriculum for teaching about racial slavery and its legacies, and to provide specific ways to incorporate these materials into your courses.

Upon registration, we will activate your Digital Editions account with our Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom and Legacies unit.  We ask that you preview the student readings and selected videos before the workshop.

See a draft schedule here.

“Thanks for a great workshop! It was well run, organized, and extremely useful. Your enthusiasm as well as the willing participation by those who attended made it a worthwhile day. You really are very good at this training and development and understand teachers, who they are, what they want, and how they operate. Thanks again for a great day of learning.”  – Mike, Workshop Participant, Rhode Island

Register $150Per Person
The statue of Le Marron Inconnu in Haiti showing a freed person blowing a conch shell pointed to the sky. The statue is set against a backdrop of buildings, palm trees, and hills.

Participants will receive a print copy and one-year Digital Editions access to the Racial Slavery in the Americas unit as well as a print copy and one-year Digital Editions access to one of the three other units we will discuss—your choice at the end of the workshop. (The other units are The Haitian Revolution, We the People: A New Nation, and The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty.) A Slavery and Legacy walking tour of the Brown campus will be part of the workshop. Lunch each day and a certificate of attendance are also provided.

If you would like to pay for this workshop with a Purchase Order, please contact our office at 401-863-3155 or


This program is geared to community college instructors and high school educators who teach a U.S. and/or World History course or elective that addresses slavery and its legacies.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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