Learning for Justice Magazine

Issue 3, Fall 2022

Cover of Learning for Justice Magazine, Issue 3.

In promoting diversity and fighting racism, inclusive education programs forged pathways toward building equitable societies. Now, as our nation confronts multiple assaults on democratic values, we hold firm in the fight to protect—and to expand—democracy through social justice education.

Current censorship efforts and attacks on inclusive schools demonstrate that education is indeed the battlefield for justice. And, as Learning for Justice Director Jalaya Liles Dunn contends, “The treatment of children from communities experiencing systemic oppressions—those at the intersection of race, gender, poverty and geography—will determine the fate of our democracy.”

This issue highlights the fact that the fight for democracy is built on intersecting struggles for justice and calls upon us to use our individual strengths to work collectively toward advancing the human rights of all people by advocating for one another in education and in all sectors of society.

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Features

Inclusive Education Benefits All Children

In confronting attacks on LGBTQ+ students’ rights to representation and safety in public education, we hold firm to creating inclusive and affirming learning spaces.

Centering Diverse Parents in the CRT Debate

Parents of color and parents of conscience, whose children make up the majority of students in public education, must be centered in conversations on race and inclusive education.

Confronting Ableism on the Way to Justice

To build a society that advances the human rights of all people requires the social justice movement to be intentional in including intersecting identities and diverse equity struggles.

Departments

Perspectives

A Message From Our Director

LFJ Director Jalaya Liles Dunn contends that “The treatment of children from communities experiencing systemic oppressions—those at the intersection of race, gender, poverty and geography—will determine the fate of our democracy.”
Why I Teach

Visibility is Power

Elementary educator Skye Tooley emphasizes the power of LGBTQ+ visibility in fostering positive spaces of understanding and empathy where all students feel visible and accepted.
Youth Activism

End Poverty. PERIOD.

Breanna and Brooke Bennett, student activists and founders of Women in Training, explain the impetus for their work to provide free menstrual products to all menstruating students.
Why I Serve

Belonging

Podcast host Erica Young tells of her family’s multi-generational experiences of otherness and the goals of storytelling on ‘Belonging.’
Learning Together

Building Connections Across Communities

In recognizing a meaningful moment with educators, LFJ Associate Director for Learning in Schools, Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn, Ed.D., explains how “This work is more sustainable when we share it with others.”
Staff Picks

What We're Reading

Learning for Justice loves to read! Check out a few of our favorite books for diverse readers and educators!
One World

James Baldwin

“If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”
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