Social Justice Education: Interrogating Power, Privilege, Race, Class, Gender, and more
Several educators and community organizers have dedicated themselves to progressive pedagogy variously labeled as anti-racist, social justice-oriented, or multicultural. A few names and resources that have come across our desks recently include:
- Dr. Paul C. Gorski’s Critical Multicultural Pavilion, a voluminous site with numerous excellent educational resources, activities, and suggestions for multicultural curriculum. It’s primarily targeted at K-12 teachers, but the social justice speeches database and significant social justice quips and quotations collection will be useful for community organizers and educators working with all ages.
- Dr. Christine Sleeter, President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, has developed methodology for completing a critical family history, a theoretically-grounded activity that helps individuals understand their and their families’ historic and current socio-political context.
- Tim Wise, anti-racist author, essayist, educator, and professional provocateur gathers his work and considerable resources here. He’s good for provocative essays, video clips, and an essential reading list.
- Specific educational activities are available in the Intercultural Exploration and Understanding folder in our global service-learning resources database.
Please, post additional suggestions in the comments section or send additional resources to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add them here!