The Museum of Tolerance and Journeys in Film invite you to

Bringing Black History AND Black Joy Into the Classroom
Through Summer of Soul

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 3:30pm - 4:45pm


Join this engaging workshop with Journeys in Film on teaching the Oscar-award winning documentary film Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson), Summer of Soul is a powerful, transporting documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 featuring performances by Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, etc. The workshop will highlight the free Journeys in Film curriculum guide, which includes the #1 partner lesson featured on the Share My Lesson website in 2022. Journeys in Film uses the storytelling power of film to help educate the next generation with a richer understanding of the diverse and complex world in which we live. The goal is to help students mitigate existing attitudes of cultural bias and racism, cultivate human empathy and compassion, develop a deeper knowledge of global issues and current challenges. In this workshop, key insights include:

  • The power of music and film for student engagement

  • Tools for teaching Civil Rights, Civics, etc. 

  • Strategies for connecting today’s human rights and equity struggles with the past and exploring community and governmental priorities 

  • Opportunities to foster ideas for student action and interest during Black History Month

This workshop is ideally for educators working with students grades 7-12 and subject areas such as: Social Studies, Music, Music History, Civics, and U.S. History. 

This workshop includes asynchronous and synchronous components:

  1. Asynchronous: Educators can access the film on their own via Hulu or Disney+ anytime before Feb. 2nd. If you do not have access to either platform, please indicate on the registration and we will send you a free digital code to watch the film.
  2. Synchronous: When you register you will receive a Zoom link for a live workshop on Feb. 2nd with Jamor Gaffney to increase their understanding of how to use the film and its corresponding free curriculum in the classroom and for tools and strategies regarding equitable education beyond Black History Month. Jamor is a leading expert regarding equity in K-12 education.

Walk away with insights on teaching Black History, Black Joy and Black Excellence. 


Jamor Gaffney is an experienced consultant and organizational strategist with deep expertise advancing equity in K-12 education and the nonprofit industry. For over 10 years, she has turned her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into programs, curricula, and events that seed transformation.

Jamor is a founding partner at For The Culture, an equity and culture shift firm providing comprehensive DEI services to organizations of all sizes. She previously lent her passion for DEI to the National Association of Independent Schools and Indian Creek School. She has also helped transform organizational culture and strategic partnerships at leading reproductive health, rights and justice organizations such as In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Jamor lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her wife Brittni, surrounded by and grounded by a family full of tenacious Black women. Her favorite things to do when she’s not out advancing equity in schools and organizations include reading works of fiction and creating digital art.