Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Justice for Marcus Peters

Statement Richmond Teachers for Social Justice is devastated by the murder of Marcus Peters, a fellow educator, who was killed by a Richmond Police officer while in a state of mental distress. Peters, as a naked man, was clearly unarmed; we call for justice for Marcus Peters, and stand in solidarity with family and community…… Continue reading Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Justice for Marcus Peters

RVATSJ at #MarchforOurLives

Richmond Teachers for Social Justice members marched in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC to fight against gun violence in schools and in our communities. We were reminded once again of how all forms of oppression are intersectional and that we cannot talk about gun violence without talking about all the innocent Black lives that have…… Continue reading RVATSJ at #MarchforOurLives

Teaching Hard History

By Jessica Shim “How are you currently teaching the history of American slavery?” read the question on the projector screen. I was privileged enough to be sitting in a Teaching Tolerance workshop called “Teaching Hard History – American Slavery” hosted by Maureen Costello (Director, Teaching Tolerance), Monita Bell (Senior Editor, Teaching Tolerance), James Perla (Carter…… Continue reading Teaching Hard History

Teaching for Social Justice

by Jessica Shim Last August, a group of white supremacists marched on the lawns and streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and chanted things like, “Jews will not replace us,” “Blood and soil,” and “White lives matter.” They were carrying torches, Confederate battle flags, and German Nazi flags. They terrorized the streets and turned Charlottesville into a…… Continue reading Teaching for Social Justice

Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair

Join us for the first Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair Education, Diversity and Social Justice October 19  10 a.m.-2 p.m.Linwood Holton Elementary School Tentative schedule: 10:00 Registration 10:15-11:30 A.M. Breakout Session 11:30-12:45 Lunch/Performance/Panel Discussion 12:45-2 P.M. Breakout Session We are accepting proposals for workshop sessions through the end of August. The conference is FREE…… Continue reading Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Richmond Teachers for Social Justice http://www.rvatsj.org October 19, 2013 Holton Elementary School Richmond, Virginia Richmond Teachers for Social Justice is a group of educators and allies dedicated to creating a just, democratic, sustainable and caring society through education, solidarity and social action. Our membership includes public and private PK-12 teachers, pre-service teachers,…… Continue reading Call for Proposals

Good Reads from Past Book Groups

Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America By James E. Ryan Summary: James Ryan, considered one of the nation’s leading education law scholars, summarizes fifty years of education law and politics in a comprehensive story about two local schools: Thomas Jefferson HS of Richmond City…… Continue reading Good Reads from Past Book Groups