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Respond With Care in Support of Young People

People are continuously struggling to respond when traumatizing events occur. This time it’s the devastation in Mississippi following deadly tornadoes. For families, educators and community members who must respond to the needs of children as a traumatizing event unfolds, this new LFJ article and resources can help.


Amy Melik

Amy Melik is an educator and facilitator with experience at the elementary, middle, high school and adult levels of education. She currently serves as ELL Teacher and coordinator for a school district near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is an equity specialist for BlackBlack and Associates, LLC. Amy serves on the Learning for Justice Ambassadors Collective as well. Her passion is working with culturally relevant practices as they relate to educators, parents and students, especially equitable opportunities for multicultural and bilingual families. Amy's current professional development projects are

Diversifying Classroom Texts

Join antiracist education experts Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Tricia Ebarvia together with Learning for Justice for this thought-provoking webinar highlighting the importance of diversifying classroom texts.

Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

People are continuously struggling to respond when traumatizing events occur in our communities, across the country and around the world. For families, educators and community members who must respond to the needs of children as a traumatizing event unfolds, we’ve gathered recommendations and resources to support you.
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Working Toward Solidarity This Women's History Month

Let’s honor all women this Women's History Month by understanding how anti-Blackness, transphobia and white supremacy prevent unity. LFJ’s newest article examines how the Women’s March—with its high points and pitfalls—and the subsequent activism it inspired play a role in highlighting the precarious position of women’s autonomy and human rights, worldwide. These LFJ resources remind us that self-awareness, solidarity and self-care are all requirements in the fight for social justice.

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Reckoning With Honest History Through Ongoing Education

Young people aren't alone in seeking opportunities to learn honest history, and the classroom isn't the only location where such education can take place. In various community spaces—including virtual ones—many adults are also willing to do the work reckoning with our nation’s history of anti-Blackness and white supremacy, recognizing that past in the present and finding liberatory ways forward. These LFJ resources highlight possibilities for self-reflection and ongoing learning. 


Teresa L. Reed, Ph.D.

Teresa L. Reed, Ph.D., (she/her) serves as the dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville. The author of several books including The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music and The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor, Reed has lectured nationally and internationally on music theory and African American music. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Journal of Religious Thought, Popular Music and Society and the Black Music Research Journal. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Tulsa and during her 25-year tenure there served as director
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Selma, Alabama: Honoring the Past and Fighting for the Future

As we mark the 58th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march and witness the current assault on voting rights, particularly those rights of Black citizens, it’s imperative to connect the not-so-distant past to the present. These LFJ resources—including an interactive digital platform created in conjunction with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research—can help remind us all of the sacrifices made in the name of democracy, provide context for the present, and inspire our continuing fight for justice.

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