School of Education and Human Development

Assistant Professor Malone Awarded Anti-Racist Grant

Larissa Malone, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation under their Rapid Response Fund: Educators for Black Lives Grant to continue her work promoting anti-racism in education through the support and encouragement of the educators themselves.

“According to the RFP, this grant is ‘designed to center Black educators in New England' and its goal is to support educators whose practices center on eradicating anti-Blackness,” says Malone.  “My proposal, the Black Maine Educators Collective, is a five month project (January - May 2021) that will support up to 100 Maine educators’ participation in a webinar speaker series, alongside a book read, and has the long-term aim of creating a networking system that provides professional, social, and emotional support for Black educators, as well as allies who support antiracist issues, across the state of Maine.”

Malone was also the recent keynote speaker at the Illinois Association of Teacher Education in Private Colleges (IATEPC) Fall 2020 Conference which was themed 'Difficult Conversations.’  Malone presented her speech entitled "Sounding the Alarm: Assessing, Framing, and Responding to Equity as a Crisis” which she will be presenting again for the Southern Maine Partnership on February 10, 2021.  Please click here for more information and to register for this free event.