Here and Now: Promoting social-emotional learning and eliminating the stigma of labels

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Sunday, April 2, 2023
Here and Now: Promoting social-emotional learning
On this episode of Here and Now, we examine the importance of social emotional learning for students and adults and breaking the stigma of labels in early childhood.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we are highlighting the tools our students need to succeed.

We talk to Brandon Frame, Sr. Dir. of Social Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly, to discuss the importance of social emotional learning. Additionally, we discuss early intervention with Danielle Herring, Early Intervention Ambassador with United For Brownsville, the value of investing in our children with Sideya Sherman, Commissioner of NYC Mayor's Office of Equity.

Later, we chat with the owner of BLK & Bold owner Rod Johnson about entrepreneurship and reflect on 50 years of hip-hop with veteran journalist and Chief Creative Officer of Mass Appeal Sacha Jenkins.

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Black Voters Matter Fund


National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

No New Jails NYC

Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

Black LGBTQIA + Migrants Project

Teaching the Next Generation

Black Lives Matter at School

Creating Space To Talk About Racism At Your School

Teaching for Black Lives - Rethinking Schools

Black-Owned Bookstores in New York and New Jersey

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism



Black Wall Street 1921

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American Son: Available on Netflix

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Just Mercy: Available on Amazon Prime

Selma: Available on Amazon Prime

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13th: Available on Netflix

America Inside Out with Katie Couric: Available on National Geographic

Becoming: Available on Netflix

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