Thank-a-Teacher for Social Justice 2023

Join us for an evening of (re)connection, gratitude & celebration! RSVP Here!

Friday, May 19th, 2023 from 6-8pm at the Institute of Contemporary Art

T4SJ 2020 Conference

Thanks to all who attended our virtual conference in 2020 . Recorded sessions of each of our webinars are now available on our YouTube channel or using the links below.

A poster for Teaching for Social Justice: Solidarity in Uprisings and Crisis. Fuschia text over a watercolor background, purple, red, yellow, and white. Top right displays a triangular photo collage of a raised fist in front of a burning Minneapolis police precinct and protesters wearing masks, carrying a banner reading “Free Them All”. Text on the poster reads: “Teaching for Social Justice: Solidarity in Uprisings and Crisis” and “Oct 17, 1-3 pm - Centering Black Lives” and “Nov 14, 2-4 pm - Unsettling Settler Colonialism” and “Dec 12, 1-3 pm - Another World is Possible”
  • Slideshow of previous conferences showing speakers and attendees

Our statement and additional resources in support of Black Lives


In Support of Black Lives…

Teachers 4 Social Justice condemns all forms of systemic violence caused by policing that continues to disproportionately impact Black lives and perpetuate the trauma of white supremacy.

In support of the movement to abolish police and prisons, Teachers 4 Social Justice calls on educators to learn from and work in solidarity with community organizations that are building toward the abolition of policing and the prison industrial complex. Abolitionist teaching recognizes that our work for justice must expand beyond classroom walls and school hallways.  We must struggle for liberation in solidarity with our school communities.   

We urge all educators  to commit to not only learning more about abolition but to also find ways to support and take action in abolitionist movements.

Please consider the following organizations and networks as a starting point: 

What about the role of teachers in the movement toward abolition?
Please read We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love and visit the Abolitionist Teaching Network.

Additional resources: 

T4SJ -GWHS Murals paint it down