Social Justice Resources

We must act in a conscious and culturally responsive way that recognizes that bias of all kinds has left some students and schools with greater need than their peers—and farther away from the level of opportunity they deserve.

 

It is our school's responsibility to invest in, lead, and support students, and commit to striving for equity. Fewer things could be more important. This work has a lifelong effect on children, and the potential to transform our society in ways that make that society safer, more just, and better for everyone. 

 

The Chancellor is asking our schools to continue to urge students and colleagues to safely express their experiences and opinions, and share their vision for a better world. We will make sure educators have access to resources to teach episodes from our history and our present, episodes where these same shudders of injustice and outrage, peaceful protest, and also violence and destruction have ripped through our city and society. We are sharing some of these resources here, and we will continue to update and post more in the coming days.

 

One of your colleagues shared a quote with me from the writer James Baldwin that resonates so powerfully in this moment: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

WeTeachNYC on Racism

https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/?q=racism


WeTeachNYC on Civic Education

https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/?q=civic+education&sortBy%5B%5D=Relevance 


Morningside Center Teachable Moment : Listening Circle for George Floyd 

https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/listening-circle-george-floyd 


Facing History and Ourselves: Bearing witness the death of George Floyd 

https://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/bearing-witness-the-death-of-george-floyd 

 

Reckoning-Amidst-Pandemic

https://www.facinghistory.org/about-us/stories/reckoning-amidst-pandemic

A Message from Facing History: A Reckoning Amidst The Pandemic

George Floyd's brutal death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis, and presidential tweets that escalate threats of further violence—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color. These events underscore how the legacy of slaveholding has passed to many in our society—including, lethally, law enforcement—who too frequently display indifference and disregard for black lives and black dignity. We commit to using the lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate and we ask you to join us.

www.facinghistory.org

 

 

Violence and Backlash

https://www.facinghistory.org/reconstruction-era/lessons/violence-and-backlash 
  

Teaching Tolerance: Resources on Race and Ethnicity

https://www.tolerance.org/topics/race-ethnicity 
  

Anti-Defamation League: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/race-talk-engaging-young-people-in-conversations-about 

 

Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism - Anti-Defamation League

As a society, public conversations about race and racism have increased in volume and intensity. Educators feel a sense of responsibility to bring these discussions into their classrooms—because young people want to be part of the conversation and because those discussions provide opportunities for timely learning.

www.adl.org


 

NY Times The Learning Network : A conversation about growing up black

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/learning/lesson-of-the-day-i-cant-breathe-4-minneapolis-officers-fired-after-black-man-dies-in-custody.html

  

Death of George Floyd Sets Off Massive Protests

https://sharemylesson.com/todays-news-tomorrows-lesson/george-floyd

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