REAL Talk Convos

Join us for honest conversations about race, justice, culture, joy and power. This is space to breathe, connect and reflect with fellow educator-activists.

Upcoming Conversations


Understanding & Building Power Series

Student Power (3/16)

Educator Power (3/18)

Community Power (3/23)

Levels of Listening (3/25)

REAL Block Party ft. DJ Ome! (3/25)

Unpacking Patriarchy (4/14-15)

Power of the Pen: Writers Circles

Dates: (5/1) (5/8) (5/22) & (5/29)

Times: Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:45 am

Past Conversations

Democracy in Black & White (1/7)

Transition of Power & Poetry (1/22)

Black Lives Matter at Schools (2/4)

Racialized Capitalism Series (2/18 & 3/4)

Freestyle Fridays

We sought to transform the classic workshop into a podcast-style webinar in order to advance the work of racial justice in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enjoy this Feature Episode

Community: From the Ground Up

Jessyca Mathews & Zellie Thomas

Originally Recorded 5/1/2020

Coming Soon!


Our Dynamic Host

Ikechukwu Onyema is a Chemistry Teacher in East Orange Public Schools, Co-founder of MAPSO Freedom School, Host of Freestyle Fridays and part of the REAL Movement

Dope Conferences

We have intentionally threaded our learning journey through our statewide and national conferences. These sessions are for members seeking a DEEPER DIVE.

Upcoming Conferences


T.E.A.C.H. Conference

Three Incredible Keynotes

Dynamic Learning Sessions

Special Gift and Much More


Racial & Social Justice Conference

More Coming Soon...

Radical Imagination Summit

Conference on Hope & Healing

Past Conferences 2021

Winter Leadership Conferences