Coshandra Dillard is a senior writer for Learning for Justice. Before joining LFJ, she was a freelance writer and magazine editor. She also worked as a health journalist for more than eight years. Additionally, Coshandra has experience in the classroom, having served as a substitute teacher for grades K-12. You can follow her on Twitter @CoshandraD_LFJ.

Articles by Coshandra

Confronting the Weaponization of Whiteness in Classrooms

As viral racist incidents quickly disappear from public discourse, we challenge white teachers to keep those moments top of mind and reflect on their own biased behaviors in classrooms.

A More Complete Women’s History

Go beyond “famous firsts” and teach about the many ways women show up in the world.

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus

The coronavirus became racialized, so it’s critical that educators understand the historical context and confront racist tropes and xenophobia from students and colleagues.

Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History

Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month.

Teaching About King’s Radical Approach to Social Justice

While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and work are often sugarcoated, it’s important to teach that King championed economic justice and taught Black self-love while also pushing back against neutrality, imperialism and systemic racism.
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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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