Read Woke is a movement.  It is a feeling.  It is a style.  It is a form of education. It is a call to action;  it is our right as lifelong learners.  It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights.  Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.

Parents across the country are having to have “the talk” with their children about ways to prevent the police from seeing them as a threat because of the color of their skin or because of the way they are dressed. Families are being torn apart and deported to countries of which they know nothing.  I was inspired to encourage my students, friends, and family to read in…

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