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Thursday, November 30, 2017

SchoolHouse: Using Data for Young Women's Freedom



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This Week: CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks with Tia Martinez of Forward Change Consulting and Jessica Nowlan of the Young Women's Freedom Center about how they use data as a tool to equip young women to communicate, organize, and advocate to fight systemic injustice.

 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. 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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

SchoolHouse: The Hidden Truth in Miami



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This Week: CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks to Miami’s Power U. Center for Social Change and Advancement Project about their new report, The Hidden Truth, which reveals the educational inequities for Black and Brown Miami students.

 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. 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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

NASN School Nurse Chat: Cut The Bull


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This week: NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck with Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney, chief nursing officer at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and Elizabeth Light, a Delaware school nurse, discuss #CutTheBull, an anti-bullying program sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children that helps students become anti-bullying advocates.

About the NASN School Nurse Chat podcast:

The NASN School Nurse Chat, a podcast hosted by NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, highlights timely student and school health topics of interest to school nurses and other professionals focused on student health and well-being. For more information about the NASN School Nurse Chat podcast, contact Margaret Cellucci, NASN Director of Communications at mcellucci@nasn.org.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Solidarity: Our Community is Our Campaign



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This month: Deepa Iyer is in conversation with M. Adams and Kabzuag Vaj, the co-directors of Freedom, Inc to discuss co-liberation practices among Black and Southeast Asian communities in Madison (WI).

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A World of Black Writers: Donika Kelly



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This Week: Donika Kelly discusses Bestiary (Graywolf Press) with Natalie Hopkinson of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Elnathan John



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This Week: Elnathan John discusses Born on a Tuesday (Black Cat/Grove Atlantic) with Crystal Davis of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Ibram X. Kendi



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This Week: Ibram X. Kendi discusses Stamped from the Beginning,The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books) with David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A World of Black Writers: A. Igoni Barrett



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This Week: Crystal Davis of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews A. Igoni Barrett about Blackass (Graywolf Press)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Patricia Bell-Scott



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This Week: David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Patricia Bell-Scott about The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, (Alfred A.Knopf)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Sjohnna McCray



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This Week: Natalie Hopkinson of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Sjohnna McCray about Rapture (Graywolf Press)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A World of Black Writers: Jacqueline Woodson



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This Week: Crystal Davis of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Jacqueline Woodson about Another Brooklyn (Amistad)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib



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This Week: David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib about The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

A World of Black Writers: Gary Younge



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This Week: David Whettstone of the Hurston/Wright Foundation interviews Gary Younge about Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books)

 About A World of Black Writers podcast:

A World of Black Writers by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
 invites readers and writers to explore the vast literary landscape created by Black writers and to learn about the skill, resources and paths they used to develop their work. A World of Black Writers gives authors not only an occasion to spotlight their work, but also gives avid readers and future writers an opportunity to further understand and enjoy both the content, creativity, and diversity of their work.

About the Hurston/Wright Foundation:

The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover and honor Black writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce. The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers. For more information, email us at info@hurstonwright.org and visit us on the web at http://www.hurstonwright.org/.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Solidarity Is This



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This month: Deepa Iyer and guest, Miriam Zoila Pérez of the Oxalis Collective, discuss the impact of trauma in social justice spaces, and how activists can sustain themselves for the long haul.

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Friday, September 8, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown is joined by Eva Paterson, Founder and Director of the Equal Justice Society. They discuss the historic victory a group of civil rights organizations won when they settled a bias case against Kern H.S. District in Bakersfield, CA.

 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. 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.

Friday, September 1, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: Is the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville symptomatic of America’s addiction to racial hatred? CJSF’s Allison R. Brown explores the illness that is addiction with psychiatrist and addiction expert Dr. Nzinga Ajabu.

 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. 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.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Solidarity Is This



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This month: Deepa Iyer discusses two immigration programs that might be on the chopping block with Greisa Martinez and Patrice Lawrence, and Charlottesville with UVA student, Vilas Annavarapu.

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Friday, August 18, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown talks with Lisa Thurau, Executive Director of Strategies for Youth, about the troubling presence of police in schools, the need for training, and states’ failure to regulate police in their interactions with young people.

 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. 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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund attorney Monique Lin-Luse about a case in Alabama in which a white community has been permitted by a court to continue with plans to secede from a predominantly black school system.

 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. 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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown speaks with Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses, about the role of school nurses and how they can contribute to a positive, healthy, and equitable learning environment for students.

 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. 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: How are education justice and radical health intertwined? CJSF’s Allison R. Brown talks with guests Elmo Gomez of the Labor Community Strategy Center and Ivelyse Andino of Radical Health (a B-Corp) about their work to build a movement for radical health and equity in education.

 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. 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Solidarity Is This



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This month: Deepa Iyer explores why the Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory and inhumane, and how you can engage in solidarity practices. Elica Vafaie (Asian Law Caucus) and Ramla Sahid (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) join the conversation.

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown speaks with Damon Hewitt, civil rights attorney & Director of the Executives’ Alliance for the Support of Boys & Men of Color, about equity in education, the Black lawyer’s role in fighting for justice, and finding “moral clarity.”

 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. 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.

Friday, July 14, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: CJSF’s Allison R. Brown talks to Jonathan Stith (Alliance for Educational Justice) and Robert Spicer (Restorative Strategies LLC) about restorative practices in schools – how it is used to address conflict between students.

 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. 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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This Week: Join CJSF’s Allison R. Brown in a conversation with Kisha Bird, Director of Youth at CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy), about public policy – what it really is, how it is changing today, and how communities can and should be involved in shaping it.

 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. 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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Solidarity Is This



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This month: Deepa Iyer explores how bystanders become upstanders in the context of the train tragedy in Portland and white nationalism. Joseph Santos-Lyons with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and Debjani Roy with Hollaback join the conversation.

About the Solidarity Is This podcast:

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color. For more information check out: http://www.solidarityis.org/

About Deepa Iyver:

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. Scholar Vijay Prashad has written that Deepa “brings the head of a lawyer and the heart of a community activist to bear on her remarkable book…It is a window into the struggles of the margins that allow the mainstream to remain humane.” Deepa’s book was selected by the American Librarians Association’s Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. For more information check out: http://deepaiyer.com/

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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CJSF's Allison R. Brown talks with Rev. Dr. Delman Coates, President of the Black Church Center for Equality and Justice and Senior Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, about the role of the Black church in today's justice movements.

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. 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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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CJSF's Allison R. Brown spends some time with organizers who are part of the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition - Ruth Jeannoel (Power U Center for Social Change), Wakumi Douglas and Logan Meza (S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective).

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. 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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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CJSF’s Allison R. Brown talks to Ronald Simpson-Bey of JustLeadership USA about his work to end mass incarceration, his own powerful story, and the connections between criminal justice and education justice.

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. 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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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CJSF’s Allison R. Brown speaks with Rosie Balbaran of Coleman Advocates, Chandra Grayson of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, and Juan Padilla of Communities United and VOYCE about their experiences traveling to Cuba as part of a health and justice delegation.

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. 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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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CJSF's Allison R. Brown speaks with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, national field organizer for the Dignity in Schools Campaign, and Dr. Howard Stevenson, Director of Forward Promise, about their work to ensure the education, support, nurturing, and love that Black boys need in order to thrive in school and in life.

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. 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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education



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This week:  CJSF’s Allison R Brown speaks with Keith Catone of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform about his new book (The Pedagogy of Teacher Activism) profiling four teacher activists, including Kari Kokka, who also joins the show.

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. 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.