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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 growing, and the following collection of social justice hashtags … [Read More...]

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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:   http://www.teachingunitedstateshistory.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-politics-of-politics-in-classroom.html   I don’t think there are any easy answers, but I know […]

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Human Trafficking Visualized

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 […]

Human Rights Statement

Human rights — the idea that every human has rights we are born with — is still an idea. Although many work to promote human rights, many others work for profit, greed, and power. The struggle to define, justify, and solidify human rights for all people is ongoing, and we know that education and compassion […]

#SaturdaySchool: La Educación es un Derecho

#SaturdaySchool started as a weekly hashtag chat about academics and rights-based issues — but it’s more than that. It’s an idea about protesting misinformation that is funded by corporate media and perpetuated by ignorance . #SaturdaySchool is a weekly digital teach-in intended to cross social media platforms. It doesn’t even have to happen on Saturday. […]