Winter 2016 Newsletter: Teaching Social Justice

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

PreventIPV Newsletter (Winter 2016): Teaching Social Justice

"Social justice is recognizing and acting upon the power that we have for making positive change. Teachers do this every day in many ways. And, in order to take that idea to the next level, teachers might include classroom practices that will make this dynamic explicit. It's a good idea to give students opportunities for seeing how positive change happens and how they can be both actors and leaders in creating change." (Tabitha Dell'Angelo for Edutopia, 2014)

Our work to prevent gender-based violence is fundamentally social justice work, recognizing that in order to stop domestic and sexual violence we must dismantle the oppressive systems that sustain it. As one piece of a larger human rights movement, we must do this work in concert with parallel efforts to achieve gender, racial, and economic justice for all.

It's never too early to teach the value of civic engagement to our children. Youth have the power to impact social change in a variety of ways, and their contributions will help us to realize the safe, healthy, and just communities we are working toward.

This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter features new resources in the Tools Inventory that support teaching for social justice, education activism, leadership development, and civic engagement.

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