“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Organizations and events:
- Teachers 4 Social Justice
- The Mosaic Project
- US Dept of Education Official Blog
- EdChange: Educators dedicated to equity, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice
- Teaching for Change
“[T]he more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.”
― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
From Justice Requires Empathy:
…We must embrace and encourage empathy in our young, in ourselves, and especially, in our political representatives. Empathic governing is simply better and more effective at achieving our goals of democracy, equality, peace and security.
Empathy begets cooperation. Empathy thwarts adversity. We need to hone it, to implement it, to use it to effect radical social and political change and to reach a higher level in human evolution….