The Trump administration is rescinding DACA, an Obama-era program that allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth to live in the United States without the constant threat of deportation. Grace Cornell Gonzales, a former elementary school teacher who is an editor of Rethinking Bilingual Education, wrote that “the future of DACA and our undocumented students is the future of our country.
As educators, we owe it to these young people to do everything in our power to fight for them — and against this xenophobic administration that is playing with their lives for its own political gain.”
The Global Campaign for Peace Education, concerned about the current nuclear crisis and the continued neglect of the possibilities of law to reduce the frequency and severity of international violence, is undertaking to offer ideas and proposals that inspire consideration of such possibilities. We begin the offerings with observations on executive power to initiate a nuclear strike by a distinguished international lawyer and peace activist, Peter Weiss.
Understanding what makes us “secure” is an essential first step in designing a global system that assures security for all humans, other living species and the planet.
The Social Justice Standards, produced by Teaching Tolerance, are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.
In response to recent events, including the deadly white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate, its longstanding guide for effectively – and peacefully – taking a stand against bigotry.
There are no doubt complexities that come with White Americans working for racial justice. Nevertheless, the movement for racial justice needs more White Americans to get involved. And it’s our responsibility to help each other get involved–and get involved productively. Jon Greenberg has compiled this list to help White Americans do so.
Imagine peacebuilding practitioners immersed in a virtual scenario where they hone skills in critical areas of peacebuilding. What if these professionals could learn by doing in a safe environment where failure had no real-life consequences? Thanks to a new online game called, Mission Zhobia: Winning the Peace, the idea is more than a dream. It’s a reality.
Using the stories of human rights defenders in an innovative, flexible manner, Speak Truth To Power’s lessons are designed to fit any subject, teaching students that they, too, can learn to self-identify as a human rights defender and have a role to play in the global fight for justice.
This toolkit by Amnesty International provides educators with lesson plans and resources to address such issues as drone strikes, global war, indefinite detention, torture, surveillance and discrimination in the classroom, and to empower students to assess the developments through a human rights lens.
Aa group of progressive graduate students at Harvard came together in response to the election of Donald Trump, with a desire to help transform our country to better reflect their shared values. They came up with Resistance School: a free, online, four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools needed to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.
This curriculum resource kit, developed by the International Institute for Educational Planning, provides practical tools, strategies and guidance on addressing safety, resilience and social cohesion in curriculum design, review and implementation, including for curriculum, textbooks, and teacher trainers.
The Peace and Justice Studies Association is pleased to announce a new resource available to both members and nonmembers: a list for teaching peace through film.
For generations, young people all over the world have taken an interest in social justice and found the courage to fight for their own rights and the rights of others. Here are eight inspiring middle grade books that prove you’re never too young to stand up for what you believe in and make a difference.
As Geneva has played and still plays an important role in the struggle for peace, the Library gathered its extensive resources on the theme in a unique tool to make them easily available to all. The resource guide includes a collection UN documents and organs, treaties, books and articles, journals and videos.
This guide is the fruit of collaboration by Search for Common Ground colleagues past and present from around the world. This guide captures insights from years of experience and offers guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners as they navigate this important yet high-risk area of work around violent extremism.