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.
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.
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.
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.
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.