Tag Archives: Social Justice

‘Brown’ 65 Years Later: ‘We Cannot Walk Away From That Commitment’

On the 65th anniversary of the landmark case, too much weight is still being placed on the shoulders of the school system to remedy segregation. Continue reading

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School Districts Finding More and More Homeless Students

The number of K12 students who are have been identified as homeless has increased by more than 70 percent over the last decade. Continue reading

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Temple University Libraries and University Press’ Diversity Statement

This week in North Philly Notes, we post the Temple University Libraries and University Press diversity statement that recently posted on the library’s website. Introduction In 2017, the Temple University Libraries & University Press (TULUP) Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee was charged with mapping the trajectory of diversity and inclusion initiatives at TULUP. The TULUP D&I Committee […] Continue reading

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Technology picks up its sword in the service of social justice

Most Americans think of activism primarily in the context of and petitioning our elected representatives. It’s true that elected officials do have an important influence on the development of policies and programs that affect the lives of Americans—issues like immigration, reproductive rights, gun violence, mass incarceration, sexual harassment, and the opioid crisis are front and center in November’s election.

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Chronicling the Voices Fighting for Education Justice

“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Out” tells the story of how parents, students, educators and their allies are fighting systemic racism in schools. Continue reading

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Teaching environmental privilege is integral to environmental justice

Privilege has become a serious area of inquiry in recent years. White privilege and male privilege have hit the spotlight, as has racial disparities in police brutality and the #MeToo movement highlighting workplace harassment and sexual assault.

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Students Use Graduation Day Speeches to Promote Inclusion and Social Action

While graduation ceremonies in 2018 still celebrated tradition, students stood up and delivered important and inspiring messages. Continue reading

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As States Debate Anti-LGBTQ Bills, Educators Focus on Supporting All Students

Educators are uniquely positioned to work towards creating a safe, supportive and affirming school environment. Continue reading

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Wasn’t Black History Month Last Month?

The shortest month of the year has come and gone, as has the celebration of Black History Month when we Continue reading

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9 facts about women and the economy

Women’s economic empowerment is a key issue, as it is noted that “when more women work, economies grow.” To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have some key facts that demonstrate that changes still need to be made to help women became an active part of economics; whether it is through studying economics itself or the number of women who work in the field, to employment.

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