I Am an Educator–The website of Jesse Hagopian, dedicated to defending the humanity of the educator and a vision of education that contributes to creating a socially just society.
New York Collective of Radical Educators–A group of current and former public school educators and their allies committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations.
Rethinking Schools–An education resource and publication committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy.
Teaching for Change–An organization that provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.
Teaching Tolerance–A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
The Washington Bus–An organization that engages tomorrow’s leaders on their own terms, and empowers them through education, civic and cultural engagement, and hands-on democracy.
The Zinn Education Project–Offering over 100 free, downloadable lesson plans and articles, The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.
Citizen University, date TBD
The Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice, in October in either Seattle and Portland
Seattle Race Conference, date TBD
The White Privilege Conference, usually in April in rotating locations
XITO: Xican@ Institute for Teaching and Organizing, dates and locations vary
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls–an online community for young girls and the young at heart, which encourages women in volunteerism, activism, cultural.
Anti-Bias Children’s Books–Books so that children can learn self-awareness, confidence, family pride, joy with human diversity, accurate language for differences, and caring connections, as well as can learn to recognize and describe unfairness, understand that unfairness hurts, and act against prejudice alone or with others.
Black Children’s Books and Authors–A Tumblr compiling children’s books that reflect the lives of black children.
Embrace Race–a website that educates and informs adults about the pervasive impact of race kid’s lives, helps caregivers nurture resilient kids of color and racial literacy in all kids, and helps caring adults become effective racial equality advocates for kids.
A Mighty Girl–The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
Multiracial Asian Families–Thinking about race, families, children, and the intersection of mixed ID/Asian.
Raising Race Conscious Children–A website with the primary purpose of supporting parents and teachers who are trying to talk about race and diversity with young children. The goal of these conversations is to prepare young people to work toward racial justice.
We Need Diverse Books–a website dedicated to highlighting the best of diverse literature for children and teens and to heightening awareness through continued education.
Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race, by Erin Winkler
He, She…It?: An exploration of gender-neutral parenting, from The Telegraph
It’s My Job to Raise Children Who Are Not Only Not Racist But Actively Anti-Racist, from Huffington Post
Raising a Moral Child, from The New York Times
Shielding Children From Talk of Ferguson and Garner, from The New York Times
Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: a list for parents, caregivers & educators, from Oakland Public Library
Want to Be a Feminist Parent?: 4 Goals to Consider, from Everyday Feminism
White Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Discrimination, from Huffington Post
Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys, from Mind/Shift
Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others, from The Atlantic
4 Messages We Send Tween Girls That Undermine Their Self-Expression (And What To Say Instead), from Everyday Feminism
4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now, from Black Girl Dangerous
6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children, from Everyday Feminism
10 Books That Empower Kids to Stand Up and Speak Out, from Read Brightly.
15 Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image, from Everyday Feminism
60+ Resources for Talking to Kids About Racism, from Creative with Kids
This list is hardly comprehensive. If you know of a great social-justice-focused resource that should be part of the list, please add it to the comments.
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