Border Crossers is excited to announce the official launch of our new site in Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas. Over the last two years, we have trained over five hundred educators in the region to build classrooms and schools grounded in racial justice, thanks to our funders at the Boone Family Foundation and George and Fay Young Foundation, and our partnerships with Dallas Faces Race, Teach for America Dallas-Fort Worth, and Stand for Children, Texas,

We are also excited to announce the hiring of our new Dallas-Fort Worth Director, Bianca Anderson, who will lead the growth and development of our new site in the region. Bianca, a Dallas native who identifies as Black and Afro-Latina, is a seasoned educator and trainer, as well as a published writer and racial justice advocate who works to dismantle racial inequities in education both nationally and internationally.

In addition to her many years of experience as an elementary and middle school teacher, teacher coach and curriculum developer in Dallas, she also served as the middle school Equity and Inclusion Coordinator at the Greenhill School, and has consulted with organizations such as Teach for America DFW and the Bickle and Brewers Future Leaders Program. Recently, she served as a Graduate Scholar at the Diversity in Communities, Nations, and Organizations Conference in Granada, Spain, where she presented her published article about the marginalization of Black girls in school.

Bianca received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and African American History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Dallas Baptist University.

Educators!

Want to learn how to have meaningful conversations about race and racism with your students? Seeking strategies to interrupt racism when you see it? Looking to ensure racial equity in your classroom or school? Come attend Border Crossers flagship training, “Talking about Race in the Classroom,” offered in Dallas on October 15, 2016, and Fort Worth on October 29, 2016.

Want to bring Border Crossers to your school or educational institution to lead a “Talking about Race in the Classroom” for your team? Go to “www.bordercrossers.org”

Border Crossers trains and empowers educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools and communities. At Border Crossers, we envision a world where all young people learn and thrive in racially equitable, liberating, and empowering educational spaces.