It is holiday shopping season, and retail shops are presenting kids’ toys in pink for girls and blue for boys. In fact, shopping goods are displayed in gendered categories from baby diapers to shampoo to ankle supports. This pink/blue divide was put into place primarily by manufacturers and marketers since the 1950s, and it is causing harm to individuals and to society in ways … [Read more...] about How Pink and Blue is Hurting Us, And what we can do about it #SoJustPink
#SaturdaySchool - Hosted by @ProfRagsdale
#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. A teach-in is a kind of protest that involves boycotting a previous behavior to learn and teach. That’s what #SaturdaySchool is all about.
This week’s teach-in at #SoJustEdu describes an education system in crisis. This sense of crisis is the result of a system, which clings to a 19-century pedagogy that does demonstrable harm to the neural development of students, especially young learners. Furthermore our US education system has been credibly referred to as “a hotbed of racial … [Read more...] about #SoJustEdu Social Justice and Education
This week's teach-in strives to correct three popular misconceptions about abolition and slavery. First, is the canard that abolition was a liberal movement led by white people to free the slaves. Another version of this same false narrative is the shibboleth that President Abraham Lincoln freed the enslaved peoples of the US. Lost in this mythology is the historical truth that … [Read more...] about Social Justice and Abolition #SoJustAbolition by @raindawgtao
We start 2018 with an art series because "art is essential to social justice resistance, education, expression, and so much more," says #SaturdaySchool founder @profRagsdale. Artists have adapted a special role in modern society that is grounded in imagination and creativity. Imagination is the central ingredient of learning and social change. Through art, we imagine what lies … [Read more...] about Art and Social Justice #SoJustArt by @raindawgtao
Our present century is notable for the scale of its disasters. Furthermore, scientific consensus predicts that mega-disasters like Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Harvey will grow even more intense as the millennium unfolds. As our planet warms, this change in the climate acts as an accelerant to storms that would otherwise be less intense. This climate … [Read more...] about Disasters and Social Justice #SoJustDisasters by @raindawgtao