Welcome to the Fight Back!
National Movements for Racial Justice in Education
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
The struggles for racial justice and educational justice have been interlinked from the beginning of our nation’s history. It was under Black leadership during Reconstruction that the South saw the first state-funded public schools. The long, arduous work to win and maintain school integration was a keystone struggle during the Civil Rights movement. And today, the most powerful and energetic movements for education justice — fighting for fair funding, strong neighborhood public schools, and restorative justice — are those that take an intersectional approach to organizing.
Join us for this important discussion, moderated by the Schott Foundation, on the intersection of racial justice and education justice. We’ll be highlighting three key national networks supported by the foundation: the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, the Journey for Justice Alliance, and the Dignity in Schools Campaign.
Our speakers will include:
Keron Blair, National Director, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
Jitu Brown, National Director, Journey for Justice Alliance
Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, National Field Organizer, Dignity in Schools Campaign
Edgar Villanueva (Moderator), Vice President of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education
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