“Black SEL is about acknowledging the ways that SEL competencies have been present in black communities...”

Kristen Hopkins

Founder,
Dangers of the Mind
Education Fund
WHAT IS BLACK SEL

Social-Emotional Learning and the black experience

The Black experience in the united states in the western world is based on historical and systemic racism from slavery, colonization, and Jim crow AND one of reSELience from building social movements, cooperative economic structures, and culture that prioritizes and heals Black people.

Black SEL is about acknowledging the ways that SEL competencies have been present in black communities long before the designation or study of social-emotional learning. Black SEL uplifts and cultivates decades of community and ancestral wisdom to transform black communities and schools to provide dignity and equity inside these institutions.

About

Black SEL Matters

The Mission

The Mission

To reach, teach and build a system of strong black leaders that understand the importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and ways to expose and sustain SEL in black communities.

The Goal

The Goal

To highlight and elevate the educators and voices of African American people in the social-emotional field. We are looking to create healthy dialog around policy, critical race theory, and ways to expose social-emotional learning to surrounding communities and it's key stakeholders. Social- Emotional Learning will not be a trend in the black communities but yet, we will make this a sustainable tool to advance and heal us one community at a time.

The Summit

The Summit

BlackSELMatters Summit is a yearly summit that that highlights and elevates educators and voices of African American people in the SEL field. Black SEL Matters looks to reach, teach and build a system of strong black leaders that understand the importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and ways to expose and sustain SEL in black communities.

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