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Sunday, October 13, 2019

On The Ground: Mind Blowing Decisions



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This week: Brother Jitu Brown talks to Shawni Robinson and Anna Simonton about the"Atlanta Cheating Scandal" and incarcerated black teachers! As Public Enemy said years ago; Don't believe the hype!

About the On The Ground podcast:

The ON THE GROUND podcast centers effective grassroots community organizers to share their wisdom on the artistic science of organizing. Community organizing is not activism. Listen to Jitu Brown and guests to learn the difference.

About the Journey for Justice Alliance:

The Journey for Justice Alliance is intentionally creating a space for organized low-income and working class communities who are directly impacted by top-down privatization and school closings efforts. Our member organizations are built and led primarily by parents and youth of color and we fight unapologetically for community-driven school improvement that allows us to be genuine and in the forefront. The promise of public education has not yet been realized but we know what it will take. Journey for Justice is just that- a journey for the rights of our children and neighborhoods.. For more information check out: http://www.j4jalliance.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SchoolHouse: Leading While Following: A Social Justice Teachers Guide



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This Month: Social justice teachers Cierra Kaler Jones and Rosalie Rivera join CJSF's Allison R. Brown in conversation about how to nurture and embrace all students, all of the people who walk into the classroom with their children, and all of those who walked before.

About the SchoolHouse: Equity in Education podcast:

SchoolHouse is a podcast created by the Communities for Just Schools Fund and hosted by Allison R. Brown, Alexis J. Smith, Jaime Koppel, and Thena Robinson Mock. SchoolHouse shares stories about how young people, their families and communities, and other advocates and activists are working in and around schools to make them healthy, safe, and equitable places for children to be. In SchoolHouse, we will learn together about the global implications of local movements for change in our schools.

About CJSF:

The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) is a nationally-focused donor collaborative. CJSF provides resources in support of community-led organizations that are working to ensure positive and supportive school climates that affirm and foster the success of all students. CJSF’s community partners organize young people, parents and caregivers, educators, and other community members to advocate on behalf of students who are disproportionately impacted by the over-use of exclusionary school discipline practices, including suspensions, expulsions, and arrests in schools. They organize community members to stand up for positive, healthy, and supportive school climates that produce better academic and social outcomes for the students who enroll than school climates with a heavy police presence, zero tolerance school discipline policies, and over-reliance on exclusionary discipline methods. CJSF’s community partners educate students, parents and caregivers, school officials and teachers, police departments, and community leaders on highly beneficial alternatives to suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrests. For more information, email us at info@cjsfund.org and sign up for our newsletter at www.cjsfund.org.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

On The Ground: Mind Power



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This week: Jitu Brown spends time with Warriors from Grassroots Arkansas, who are waging a campaign to not only win back their right to vote but to finally force Arkansas to realize equity in public education. Racism knows no Shame.

About the On The Ground podcast:

The ON THE GROUND podcast centers effective grassroots community organizers to share their wisdom on the artistic science of organizing. Community organizing is not activism. Listen to Jitu Brown and guests to learn the difference.

About the Journey for Justice Alliance:

The Journey for Justice Alliance is intentionally creating a space for organized low-income and working class communities who are directly impacted by top-down privatization and school closings efforts. Our member organizations are built and led primarily by parents and youth of color and we fight unapologetically for community-driven school improvement that allows us to be genuine and in the forefront. The promise of public education has not yet been realized but we know what it will take. Journey for Justice is just that- a journey for the rights of our children and neighborhoods.. For more information check out: http://www.j4jalliance.com/

Monday, September 9, 2019

Is there a new COINTEL Program for U.S. Public Schools, Interview with Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle



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This week: Racial Justice NOW! Executive Director H.A. Jabar interviews Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS). They discuss a new phenomenon sweeping through schools across the country: Behavioral Threat Assessments and Predictive Data Analytics.

About the NO JUSTICE NO PEACE:

The No Justice No Peace Podcast is about all things related to the ‘Education Justice Movement’, including school policing, culturally relevant curriculum, racial disparities in suspensions/expulsions, grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy change etc. The host is Racial Justice NOW! Executive Director, H.A. Jabar and features guests from around the nation and world. Racial Justice NOW! is dedicated to eliminating institutional and systemic anti-Black racism and has led numerous successful campaigns in the state of Ohio and in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia).

About Racial Justice NOW!:

RJN is a community based, grassroots org led by parents pushing back on dehumanization in education. Led by @hajabar #BlackParentsUNITE For more information check out: http://www.rjnohio.org/

Sunday, September 8, 2019

SchoolHouse: More Than A Building



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This Month: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown goes to school with professor Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education. They discuss how capitalism requires and perpetuates racial and socioeconomic segregation.

About the SchoolHouse: Equity in Education podcast:

SchoolHouse is a podcast created by the Communities for Just Schools Fund and hosted by Allison R. Brown, Alexis J. Smith, Jaime Koppel, and Thena Robinson Mock. SchoolHouse shares stories about how young people, their families and communities, and other advocates and activists are working in and around schools to make them healthy, safe, and equitable places for children to be. In SchoolHouse, we will learn together about the global implications of local movements for change in our schools.

About CJSF:

The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) is a nationally-focused donor collaborative. CJSF provides resources in support of community-led organizations that are working to ensure positive and supportive school climates that affirm and foster the success of all students. CJSF’s community partners organize young people, parents and caregivers, educators, and other community members to advocate on behalf of students who are disproportionately impacted by the over-use of exclusionary school discipline practices, including suspensions, expulsions, and arrests in schools. They organize community members to stand up for positive, healthy, and supportive school climates that produce better academic and social outcomes for the students who enroll than school climates with a heavy police presence, zero tolerance school discipline policies, and over-reliance on exclusionary discipline methods. CJSF’s community partners educate students, parents and caregivers, school officials and teachers, police departments, and community leaders on highly beneficial alternatives to suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrests. For more information, email us at info@cjsfund.org and sign up for our newsletter at www.cjsfund.org.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The O.G. Organizer Breaks Down the Parts of the School to Plantation Pipeline



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This week: Racial Justice NOW! Director H.A. Jabar talks with Jitu Brown of the Journey for Justice Alliance. They peel back the layers of a corrupt system and give listeners a real peek into how the machinery of oppression works through the institutions of society.

About the NO JUSTICE NO PEACE:

The No Justice No Peace Podcast is about all things related to the ‘Education Justice Movement’, including school policing, culturally relevant curriculum, racial disparities in suspensions/expulsions, grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy change etc. The host is Racial Justice NOW! Executive Director, H.A. Jabar and features guests from around the nation and world. Racial Justice NOW! is dedicated to eliminating institutional and systemic anti-Black racism and has led numerous successful campaigns in the state of Ohio and in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia).

About Racial Justice NOW!:

RJN is a community based, grassroots org led by parents pushing back on dehumanization in education. Led by @hajabar #BlackParentsUNITE For more information check out: http://www.rjnohio.org/

Sunday, June 2, 2019

On The Ground: DNA



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This week: Join Brother Jitu in an important conversation with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. as he discusses the assassination of his father Chairman Fred Hampton, his work in the struggle & efforts to save The Hampton House, his father's childhood home. Don’t miss it!

About the On The Ground podcast:

The ON THE GROUND podcast centers effective grassroots community organizers to share their wisdom on the artistic science of organizing. Community organizing is not activism. Listen to Jitu Brown and guests to learn the difference.

About the Journey for Justice Alliance:

The Journey for Justice Alliance is intentionally creating a space for organized low-income and working class communities who are directly impacted by top-down privatization and school closings efforts. Our member organizations are built and led primarily by parents and youth of color and we fight unapologetically for community-driven school improvement that allows us to be genuine and in the forefront. The promise of public education has not yet been realized but we know what it will take. Journey for Justice is just that- a journey for the rights of our children and neighborhoods.. For more information check out: http://www.j4jalliance.com/