The Institute for Teaching Social Justice

The Institute for Teaching Social Justice is an intensive workshop in Washington, DC that empowers educators to integrate social justice theory, principles, and practices into any classroom curriculum or situation.

Our six-day residential Institute will provide classroom teachers and administrators rich opportunities to explore scholarship as well as engage individuals and organizations in the fields of community engagement, anti-racism, gender equity, and public art.  Through the work of the Institute, participants will grow in knowledge, community, and sense of agency. 

Participants in the Institute can expect:

  • Small-group seminars led by educators and practitioners to discuss foundational social justice texts from the Institute course reader.
  • Site visits at local organizations to engage with community leaders, activists, artists, and others whose work promotes social justice.
  • Collaborative sessions with staff to develop curriculum plans and classroom discussion strategies promoting social justice.

Join us July 2016 and let your life speak to justice.

The Institute for Teaching Social Justice (ITSJ) is currently accepting registrations for July 2016 sessions. Capacity is limited.

Session One: Race Theory & the Black Experience
July 17-22, 2016
8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Session Two: Gender & Sexuality in the United States
July 24-29, 2016
8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

“Our freedom is sweet, but it will be sweeter when we are all free.”—bell hooks
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Among many American Indians, feathers symbolize bravery, wisdom, and a bold step forward for one’s community. Whether awarded a feather or one falls on our path, the feather is a call to action that requires commitment and reverence.