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Article: Using Social Justice to Promote Student Voice

In this article Lorena Germán, a middle school teacher, discusses how preteen students in her class “were able to develop a research-based position and a nuanced understanding of very polarizing topics”. With a focus on intersectionality, she teaches a strategy that can be used to encourage students to raise their…
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Article: How Can Schools Promote Social Justice?

The following article discusses the viewpoints of five educators about how schools can promote social justice. “To improve social justice through education you have to start further back. First, I would ensure that all our families have decent housing.” – Marva Rollins: Headteacher, Raynham primary school, Enfield, London “… a…
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Article: Five Principles of Social Justice

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1960) Social justice is both a goal and a process of building a society…
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Zine: Canadian Mining Impacts and Resistance Movements

By UBC’s GEOG 495, Class of 2019, taught by Dr. Juanita Sundberg  (juanita.sundberg@ubc.ca) Dear Readers, This zine is the collective effort of the 2019’s Geography 495: “Social Movements in the Americas: The politics of North-South solidarity in theory & practice” class taught by Dr. Juanita Sundberg. Throughout the course of a…
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Article: We Can Teach Kids About Consent Without Bringing Sex Into the Conversation

“When we talk about consent, it is often in a sex-related context. However, our body is ours and we have the right to draw boundaries in all daily interactions – not just in sex. The same even truer for children. Just because they’re young does not mean we should disregard…
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Article: How To Be An Accountable Man

“How To Be An Accountable Man: A Handbook for Preventing Violence” is a handbook developed by Isaac Louie, through the workstudy program at SFPIRG. Because of the thickness of the printed version, limited copies are available at SFPIRG (although we’re always happy to print one for you – just send…
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