Britt Hawthorne (she/they) is an antiracist
educator, teacher, speaker, visionary,
She is committed to raising a generation of antiracist 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 antiracist educator in the classroom but was pushed out of teaching when her two Black sons experienced educational racism. Now, as an anti-racist facilitator, 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 100k engaged readers as well as a deeply committed online community.
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: Antiracist 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, Connecticut.
Britt has traveled extensively to speak at 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 antiracist parenting due for release in 2022.
Raising AntiRacist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide guides people on their journey in the world of antiracist parenting. Discover ways to respond when your children perpetuate systems of oppression and practice new language and teachings with a community of antiracist families. Planned for release in 2022.
I still can’t believe I’m writing the book I needed 14 years ago. The one I wished my parents had. The book I’ve dreamt about writing: a parenting book about raising antiracist children.
Britt and 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.