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Reparations: a vessel of healing love and creating a culture of repair

The enslaved persons sold to all parts of the world, the crimes of “modern slavery”, and today’s widespread exploitation of human labor, call peace educators everywhere to reflect on this pledge from the Grassroots Reparations Campaign and apply it to educating for justice for the abused and exploited in all our respective countries and communities.

A Tale of Two Viruses: Lost Lives, Lost Opportunity and an Occasion for Hope

This Corona Connection, inspired by an article by Nancy Sylvester, invites reflections on two viruses: COVID-19 and racism. First, what can we learn from the compassion and tenacity of Dr. Anthony Fauci? Second, what can be learned from the painfully exposed virus of racism that has infected the moral integrity of our country since its origins?

Reparations Are a Peace Treaty

The first article in this six-part series explores how the wars on drugs and poverty were actually wars on people, making the case for reparations as a way toward peace. Future articles will explore national educational initiatives teaching young citizens about the true history of the US as a nation and educating for peace rather than war.

Don’t Say Nothing: addressing race in the classroom

Many black and brown students are educated in school systems and classrooms where they, despite making up the racial majority, are taught how to understand a world by a staff comprised of a powerful minority. When their teachers choose to remain silent about moments of racial tension or violence—violence that may well touch students’ own communities or families—these children are overtly reminded of their inferior place in society.

Soros Equality Fellowship

The Soros Equality Fellowship supports emerging midcareer professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field. The fellowship award includes $80,000 to $100,000 over the course of the fellowship period, accompanied by the requisite skill building, mentorship, and support to ensure a fluid leadership pipeline between early-career promise and later-career expertise. Letters of inquiry are due by November 16, 2016


The NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective developed a syllabus project useful for educators and activists seeking to understand the historical issues of indigenous people’s struggle for social, cultural and ecological justice arising from the current movement to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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