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knowledge is not a commodity.

The Teach Out

Teach in. Teach Together. learn. unlearn.

Teach out.

Welcome to The Teach Out.

Here you'll find everything you need to join our gatherings, visit our forums, and browse & contribute to a catalogue of resources around The Teach Out's work.

So glad you're here.

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son of baldwin aka robert jones, jr.

writer & movement leader

Featured VOICES

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dr. yaba blay


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tarana burke

writer & feminist activist

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Ocean Vuong

writer & poet

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ReTreatOut 1.5
Portland 2022

The Teach Out recently hosted its second retreat event, RetreatOut 1.5, in Portland, Oregon in early June 2022. It involved an intimate and productive gathering of thinkers, creators, and learners from across the West coast engaging around our core ideas including sessions on the evolving frameworks of DEI work and infrastructures of restorative justice. The launch dinner was held at Akādi, a Black owned restaurant in SE Portland not to be missed.

The Teach Out at

Our founder and curator, Dr. Heather Ashley Hayes, appeared as a contributor and mentor at the recent SXSW EDU festival and conference in Austin, Texas. Drawing from her two decades of work in education, inclusion, and social engagement and sharing her passion for bringing communities together, she spent the week building connections with the incredible innovators, educators, entrpreneaurs, and creators at the festival, thinking about how to expand access around higher education. Her first book was also featured in the curated SXSW EDU bookstore.


Upcoming gatherings

Stay tuned for fall 2022 news! Coming soon!