Diversifying Classroom Texts
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.
- The Women’s March: Protest and Resistance
- Students Lose When Black Women Aren’t Supported
- Laverne Cox
The Women’s March: Protest and Resistance
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.
- "Safe Saturday" Conversations About Race
- This Conversation Is Anti-Racist
- The History of Whiteness and How We Teach About Race
"Safe Saturday" Conversations About Race
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.
- ‘Selma Online’: Young People Impact the Vote
- President Obama's Address on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday
- Expanding Democracy Through Intersecting Movements
Helping Young People Grapple With Gun Violence and Extremism
Parents and caregivers must be intentional about the amount of content young people in their lives consume when it comes to gun violence, especially when such violence is motivated by extremism. Exposure to media coverage of these events should be accompanied by time for young people to reflect, discuss, ask questions and contextualize gun violence. These LFJ resources can provide additional understanding for these conversations.
- Conversations About Gun Violence, Disinformation and Extremism
- Prevention and Resilience: Supporting Young People Through Polarizing Times
- Reimagining Digital Literacy Education to Save Ourselves