BTP Inquiry Groups provide time for Black teachers to come together, offer support and create sustainability with each other. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity-based professional learning community.Â As one teacher said last year, the Inquiry Group was "a place where I felt cared for, protected, challenged, enriched, encouraged, replenished and refreshed. I literally would leave each of our meetings totally enlivened and ready to live out my purpose and duty as a Black educator." At each meeting, participants will work on defining a problem in their practice and using protocols and thought partnership from other Black teachers to address those challenges. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends will be provided to teachers who attend at least 3 meetings a semester.Â Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.