Thuraya Zeidan is an English teacher and adjunct in New Jersey. She gives presentations and workshops on multiculturalism in the classroom and anti-racist teaching. She is also part of racial equity committees and serves on the member advisory council. Thuraya writes poetry and short stories, inspired by being a Palestinian, woman, and social justice advocate.
Her work focuses on including the marginalized in school curricula, where it is long overdue and needed in all of our schools. She promote equity in the classroom and want to ensure student perspectives and experiences are brought to the forefront. My research interests include anti-racist teaching, multicultural literature, developing culturally responsive instruction and the lived experiences of students from diverse backgrounds. She give workshops/presentations to teachers and other learners because our students of color, Black students, LGBT students, students with visible and invisible disabilities, immigrants, refugees and other marginalized students should be reflected in their learning, in an authentic way.
The only way forward in education is anti-racist and multicultural teaching.