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Paving the Way to a Vibrant Multiracial Democracy

“Teaching and learning about race, racialized power dynamics, the freedom struggles of our ancestors, and multiracial organizing and citizen engagement are essential if democracy is to succeed in our multiracial society. The nation—the world—has never had a flourishing democracy within the context of profound difference. Yet a multiracial democracy is the only kind of democracy that will succeed in the United States.” —Angela Glover Blackwell

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Civics for Democracy in a Time of Transformation and Possibility

In the new Fall 2023 issue of Learning for Justice magazine, Margaret Huang, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center, emphasizes that, though challenging, this is also a time of great possibility. Huang explains her hopes: “When I look across our movement today, I see so many people of different races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds showing up as allies for one another in the fight for justice and liberation.

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National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week reminds us that many people are struggling, including students and educators who need schools and communities to be safer, more accepting spaces. Support young people by helping to create inclusive school environments, speaking up against bias and bullying, and providing information about available resources. Talk about mental health, and encourage the people in your life to reach out for support when needed. We hope these LFJ resources help.


Gregory M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Gregory M. Anderson, Ph.D., (he/him) is a professor of higher education at Temple University’s College of Education and Human Development, and was formerly dean of the college from 2013 to 2022. Prior to joining Temple, Anderson served as dean of Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver and associate professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Anderson serves on numerous national and regional boards, including Deans for Impact and Heights, Philadelphia.

Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D.

Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D., (she/her) is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. Her scholarship examines race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. She is the author of numerous law review articles as well as three books, the most recent of which is Critical Race Theory: A Primer.

Erica Licht, MPA, M.Sc.

Erica Licht, MPA, MSc., (she/her) is the research project director at the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project (IARA) at Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Her career has focused on collaborative community and institutional change programs globally.
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