Providence Black Studies Syllabus

A Community-based Black Studies Workshop and Teaching Series

Who should take a PBSS workshop… and why?

  • High/Middle school students wanting a better foundation in the Black history not taught in school.

  • College students seeking to fill gaps in history, theory, and engaged scholarship left by insufficient academic course work.

  • Community-based Organizations aiming to level-up the Critical Race Theory (CRT) analysis of their members and staff.

  • Community members hungry for a deeper look into the blueprint of the Black organizing tradition before the Non-profit Industrial Complex took over our cities.

  • Faith communities who want to help their members historically contextualize the intersection of religion and racial justice.

  • Teachers and educators desiring to build their knowledge-base around critical African and African American (Diasporic) history.

  • Parents looking for ideas and resources that support the development of the critical thinking skills of their children.

Naiveté is often an excuse for those who exercise power. For those upon whom that power in exercised, naiveté is always a mistake. ~ Michel-Rolph Trouillot