Alice Pettway's prose and poetry have appeared in over 30 print and online publications. Her chapbook, Barbed Wire and Bedclothes, was published by Spire Press in 2009, and her full-length collection, The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Pettway is a former Lily Peter fellow, Raymond L. Barnes Poetry Award winner, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Currently, she teaches creative writing in Bogotá, Colombia.

Articles by Alice

Celebrate Maya Angelou

Take a moment to introduce your students to legendary writer and activist Maya Angelou.

Mindful of Equity

Practices that help students control their impulses can also mask systemic failures.

Washed Away

Max just wants to keep everyone safe. So why is everyone upset with him?

Women's March Youth Ambassadors Lead the Way

The Women’s March on Washington Youth Ambassadors are sending a message: Young people’s voices must be heard.

Controlling the Student Body

Are your school’s dress and behavior policies doing more harm than good?
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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