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@ProfRagsdale’s #SaturdaySchool: Legal Help and Legal Research

This is the first #SaturdaySchool post @FunkandBeans has done since Standing Up to Bullying, and it is fitting that it is such an important topic.  Understanding the intricacies of American jurisprudence and legal processes often takes years of studying and thousands of dollars in training.  The cost of a trained lawyer is out of reach for many people, and being without legal … [Read More...]

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The League of Hashtag Heroes: A Social Justice Hashtags Collection

Although hashtags are often portrayed as superficial and fleeting trends, they are much more than that for many of us. Social justice hashtags are places to meet, share info, and find others with similar beliefs and values. The power of these digital spaces is immense, and those who use them know it. The list is […]

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#SaturdaySchool: Shameless Sex and Gender

Many of us grew up being shamed for the way we were exploring our sexuality or gender as children.  It continues regularly for adults too. This shame of such personal areas of our lives is difficult to hold at bay, but the fight is worth it.  Shame makes it easier to manipulate us — and […]


The Politics of Politics in the Classroom

How does teaching intertwine with activism? What about human rights play in the classroom? How much distance should we place between the personal and the professional? These are questions I tackle in my latest entry over at Teaching United States History:   I don’t think there are any easy answers, but I know […]

Human Trafficking Visualized

#SaturdaySchool: When Will Slavery End?

Although slavery and human trade are outlawed, wars have been waged for emancipation, and documents drafted to uphold the basic human right of freedom, the evil practice is widespread. Although many Americans would like to believe this happens more in distant places than at home, the United States is amongst the worst offenders. Across the […]