About me

Britt Hawthorne

Britt Hawthorne (she/her) is an anti-racist educator, teacher, speaker, visionary, and activist committed to raising a generation of anti-racist children by centering families of the global majority and fostering equitable learning environments for students and children of all ages and backgrounds. Britt’s work moves the idea of equity in education from a goal to reality. She partners with action-orientated educators to create classroom environments that are inclusive and equitable for all learners.

 

Britt was an anti-racist educator in the classroom but was pushed out of teaching when her two Black sons experienced educational racism. Now, as an anti-racist educator, she creates spaces where the intersection of education and social justice may be explored. Her honest and inspiring journey to create space, documented on Instagram, has since garnered over 85k engaged readers as well as a deeply committed online community, Collective Liberation

Compassionate and challenging, Britt’s voice continues to be sought-after for training and workshops at schools and universities across the nation. Her work has been recognized by PBS, Drew Barrymore, Google Edu, The Mom Project, Rice University, Association Montessori Internationale, and countless more. 


She proudly serves her community in several advisory roles, helping organizations develop equity, diversity, and inclusion. Britt is the current PBS Children’s Media and Education- Educator and Community Engagement: Anti-racist and Anti-bias Consultant and Advisor. She also serves on the Association Montessori International/USA Human Rights and Social Justice Committee and works with the Sanfoka Learning Center, an African-centered learning ecosystem, in New Haven, CT.

 

Britt has traveled extensively to speak at over 40 conferences, authored publications, and appeared on podcasts covering social justice, liberation, and equity in education. And, she keeps the conversation moving forward. Britt is currently authoring a forthcoming book about anti-racist parenting due for release in 2022. 

About me

Britt Hawthorne

Britt Hawthorne (she/her) is an anti-racist educator, teacher, speaker, visionary, and activist committed to raising a generation of anti-racist children by centering families of the global majority and fostering equitable learning environments for students and children of all ages and backgrounds. Britt’s work moves the idea of equity in education from a goal to reality. She partners with action-orientated educators to create classroom environments that are inclusive and equitable for all learners.

 

Britt was an anti-racist educator in the classroom but was pushed out of teaching when her two Black sons experienced educational racism. Now, as an anti-racist educator, she creates spaces where the intersection of education and social justice may be explored. Her honest and inspiring journey to create space, documented on Instagram, has since garnered over 85k engaged readers as well as a deeply committed online community, Collective Liberation

Compassionate and challenging, Britt’s voice continues to be sought-after for training and workshops at schools and universities across the nation. Her work has been recognized by PBS, Drew Barrymore, Google Edu, The Mom Project, Rice University, Association Montessori Internationale, and countless more. 


She proudly serves her community in several advisory roles, helping organizations develop equity, diversity, and inclusion. Britt is the current PBS Children’s Media and Education- Educator and Community Engagement: Anti-racist and Anti-bias Consultant and Advisor. She also serves on the Association Montessori International/USA Human Rights and Social Justice Committee and works with the Sanfoka Learning Center, an African-centered learning ecosystem, in New Haven, CT.


Britt has traveled extensively to speak at over 40 conferences, authored publications, and appeared on podcasts covering social justice, liberation, and equity in education. And, she keeps the conversation moving forward. Britt is currently authoring a forthcoming book about anti-racist parenting due for release in 2022. 

My Journey

Britt, together with her beloved partner, intentionally raise their children in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Her family acknowledges the seizure of Indigenous land and sees themselves as visitors on the traditional and contemporary lands of the Karankawa and the Atakapan Peoples. Her days are filled with hot coffee, homeschooling, and family game nights. 

While teaching I turned to Instagram for solidarity and encouragement. I truthfully shared the many ways I unintentionally perpetuated white supremacy culture inside my classroom, along with my favorite anti-biased materials, and how I select books for my classroom collection. My Instagram account became an act of courage. It focused on creating an online community centered around anti-racist teaching.

This path of truth and justice became my work.

When We Meet, Ask Me About My

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My Journey

Britt, together with her beloved partner, intentionally raise their children in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Her family acknowledges the seizure of Indigenous land and sees themselves as visitors on the traditional and contemporary lands of the Karankawa and the Atakapan Peoples. Her days are filled with hot coffee, homeschooling, and family game nights.

While teaching I turned to Instagram for solidarity and encouragement. I truthfully shared the many ways I unintentionally perpetuated white supremacy culture inside my classroom, along with my favorite anti-biased materials, and how I select books for my classroom collection. My Instagram account became an act of courage. It focused on creating an online community centered around anti-racist teaching.

 

This path of truth and justice became my work.

When We Meet,
Ask Me About My

1,027 Cups of coffee
2 Children
22 House plants

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Upcoming Book Release

 

Raising Anti-Racist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide guides people on their journey to discovering how to raise anti-racist children and the world of anti-racist parenting. Planned for release in 2022.

“By the time I was nine years old, I knew I had the gift to be a teacher- I call it a gift because I couldn’t stop giving it away.”

Favorite Quote For The

Learner

Viewing young children from impoverished backgrounds as empty vessels justifies the one size fits all mentality of scripted programs and runs contrary to building upon the cultural knowledge and experiences young children bring to school.

– Dr. Robin Paschal

Environment

The only environment we can create is one that reflects our soul. It is in the details that we experience the divine.

 

– Erwin McManus

Activist

The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

 

– James Baldwin

Learner

Viewing young children from impoverished backgrounds as empty vessels justifies the one size fits all mentality of scripted programs and runs contrary to building upon the cultural knowledge and experiences young children bring to school.

– Dr. Robin Paschal

Environment

The only environment we can create is one that reflects our soul. It is in the details that we experience the divine.

 

– Erwin McManus

Activist

The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

 

– James Baldwin

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