In preparation for our NEA Big Read of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, Shake Rag Alley is hosting a series of virtual community conversations relevant to ideas explored within the book. These 1.5 hour Zoom meetings will give us a chance to explore issues Claudia Rankine addresses before taking a deep dive into the text this fall.
Jessica Fleischmann teaches math and science at JC Wright Middle School. After completing two Associate Degrees at Madison College, Jessica completed her B.A. at UW-Madison and earned a Masters in Education through Edgewood College.
In addition to considering systemic racism in education, Jessica is willing to share insights drawn from engaging youth of all ages in conversations about race.