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Road to Racial Justice

Road to Racial Justice is a free, downloadable “board” game that supports and encourages cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action in order to help create a more loving and just world.

Players will become more aware that racism exists in many everyday situations (interpersonal and institutional), learn why the situations are racist (stereotyping, tokenism, cultural appropriation, etc.), and acquire tools to interrupt these kinds of situations.

Pushing the Edge: Social Justice Resources Collection

Educator Greg Curran’s podcast covers a range of educational topics, but quite a few episodes circle around issues of social justice. Recently, he curated these resources into a Social Justice Resources Collection. These episodes will be mainly useful for teachers to educate themselves about social justice education: what complications and questions come up, helpful do’s and don’ts, and why it’s worth it. He interviews practicing teachers and administrators who are walking the walk with social justice teaching. Listening to them will give you a template from which to build your own practice.

The Global Oneness Project

The Global Oneness Project believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006, as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, they are committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues. They house a rich library of free multimedia stories comprised of our award-winning films, photo essays, and articles, accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers.

Anti-Defamation League: Current Events Classroom

The ADL’s Current Events Classroom is a collection of lesson plans that use current events as a beginning point for classroom discussion.

Do Something

Provides a resource for both students and outlets to volunteer and make a difference in their communities. Browse through this website to “shop” around for a cause that you are passionate about and take action!

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Center for Justice & Reconciliation

The Centre for Justice & Reconciliation is a program of Prison Fellowship International. Its mission is to develop and promote restorative justice in criminal justice systems around the world.

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.

We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

The leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

Teachers 4 Social Justice (T4SJ)

A San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of teachers. Through use of peer-evaluation and community building strategies, T4SJ implements programs and organizes teachers, to develop empowered learning environments and offer equitable access to resources for students. The site offers workshops, events and gatherings for educators.

Teachers for Social Justice

Teachers for Social Justice (TSJ) is an organization of teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and other educators working in public, independent, alternative, and charter schools and universities that have come together based on the commitment to education for social justice. They are working towards classrooms and schools that are anti-racist, multicultural / multilingual, and grounded in the experiences of our students.

Intellectual Takeout: Education and Social Justice

The Intellectual Takeout for education and social justice section includes a variety of books, primary documents, and links to resources authored by those who encourage an American education system where critical pedagogy is front and center.