Our Director

Dr. Tabia Lee, EdD

Tabia Lee, EdD, is a lifelong educator, founding member of Free Black Thought, and Senior Fellow for Do No Harm Medicine. She has contributed to the design, implementation, and evaluation of numerous educational and professional development programs.  Her commitment to teacher education and pedagogical design is grounded in her experience as a lifelong educator and a National Board Certified English, Civics, and Social Studies teacher in urban American public middle schools.  Dr. Lee prepares K-12 and higher education faculty to work with diverse communities by focusing on better understanding ideology-in-practice and the pedagogical and curricular implications of race, gender, and other ideologies.

What can I do?

  • Volunteer to help with the Coalition for Empowered Education.
  • See the Alliance for Constructive Ethnic Studies Toolkit for information, tips, and a guide to action.
  • If you haven’t already signed up, click Learn More (this will go to our sign-up page) on the issues and actions you can take in your area.
  • Ask about the status of Ethnic Studies curricula. Express your concerns, and urge that the school/district adopt a Constructive Ethnic Studies curriculum. (Point them to our website, if they don’t know what that is.)
  • Develop relationships with school principals, district Superintendent, and district School Board elected officials.
  • Attend local district school board meetings to get information and to speak.
  • Talk to other parents and teachers to spread the word and let us know if you’d like to organize a group.
  • Join district and school curriculum committees.
  • Write letters to the editor or op-eds to local, state, and national newspapers.
  • Forward our updates and relevant articles on social media.
  • Send auto-generated letter to officials, insisting on keeping ideological agendas and hatred out of schools. (Takes one minute!)