-Create a space for introspection and dialogue around the 13 guiding principles;-Build deeper connections between educators, parents, students, and community organizations;-Stand in support of national organizing of Black Lives Matter;-Work with students and student groups to take a leading role in this week and moving forward.
As this work continues beyond February 10th, we point to the Racial Justice Statement written by the Caucus of Working Educators (Philadelphia), which asserts that “purposeful action needs to be taken in order to eliminate the adverse outcomes derived from perpetual structural racism evident in public education.”
This ongoing work will promote equity; the value of human life; and educational, political, and social justice. It requires that all of us, as educators, develop the knowledge and actions necessary to eliminate the barriers that intersecting forms of structural prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and bias create in Philadelphia and beyond. We are committed to teaching, learning, and co-creating culture in our classrooms that reflect these mission and goals in order to build the leadership of our students so that we may all live by these principles. The survival and liberation of Black people and, by extension, all people demands this.
In solidarity,Jen Bradley, Swarthmore CollegeDavid I. Backer, West Chester UniversityDana M Simone, West Chester University Miranda Weinberg, Graduate School of Education, University of PennsylvaniaMark C. Lewis, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of EducationElaine Leigh, University of PennsylvaniaMarybeth Gasman, University of PennsylvaniaSharon Ravitch, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of EducationRichard Liuzzi, University of PennsylvaniaElly Porter-Webb, Community College of PhiladelphiaKathleen Riley, West Chester University Nicholas Toloudis, The College of New JerseyKatie Pak , University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of EducationKrystal Strong , University of PennsylvaniaCasey Bohrman, West Chester UniversityRosemary A Barbera, La Salle UniversityAmy Brown, University of PennsylvaniaKyle Schultz, University of PennsylvaniaSusan L. DeJarnatt, Temple UniversityEncarna Rodríguez, Saint Joseph's University Kristen Goessling, Penn State, BrandywineSarah Byker James, Community College of PhiladelphiaJody Polleck, Hunter CollegeSteven Davis, Community College of PhiladelphiaEdwin Mayorga, Swarthmore CollegeLaura Roy, La Salle UniversityCassie Lo, University of PennsylvaniaLauren Anderson, Connecticut CollegeCamika Royal, Loyola University MarylandBree Picower, Montclair State UniversityTanya Maloney, Montclair State UniversityNirmala Erevelles, The University of AlabamaKeisha McIntosh Allen, University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyRema Reynolds, Eastern Michigan UniversityJamel K. Donnor, The College of William & MaryCharles H.F. Davis III, University of Southern CaliforniaGloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-MadisonJessica Shiller, Towson UniversityRamon Goings, Loyola University MarylandKarin Lange, Loyola University ChicagoRoderick L. Carey, University of DelawareSonia M. Rosen, Arcadia UniversityKathryn Strom, California State University East BayBobby Rivers, St. John's UniversityJennifer V. JonesJenna Cushing-Leubner, University of Wisconsin - WhitewaterErin Whitney, California State University, ChicoMary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, Temple UniversityJuliet Curci, Temple UniversityTabitha Dell’Angelo, The College of New JerseyBeth C Rubin, Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyJames Arrington, University of PennsylvaniaLisa Smulyan, Swarthmore CollegeMonica Taylor, Montclair State UniversitySara Tolbert, University of ArizonaLara Cohen, Swarthmore CollegeZoe Burkholder, Montclair State UniversityMaia Cucchiara, Temple UniversityKatie Solic, West Chester UniversityOfelia Garcia, The Graduate Center, City University of New YorkAkira Drake Rodriguez, PennDesignMary Yee, University of Pennsylvania GSETricia Niesz, Kent State UniversityDean J Johnson, West Chester UniversityVictoria Restler, Rhode Island CollegeAlesha Gayle, University of PennsylvaniaBarbara Ferman, Temple UniversityMyrna Garcia, Northwestern UniversityMichelle Fine, The Graduate Center, CUNYAmanda Barrett Cox, University of PennsylvaniaNina Mehta, PARCEOJonathan Shandell, Arcadia UniversityWill J Jordan, Temple UniversityMarlena McKnightWendy Luttrell, The Graduate Center, City University of New YorkMegan Povelones, Penn State BrandywineKatrina Bartow Jacobs, University of PittsburghMary Hoeffel, Community College of PhiladelphiaRick Ayers, University of San FranciscoErin Hurt, West Chester UniversityAnita Chikkatur, Carleton CollegeRachel Throop, Barnard CollegeAmy Stornaiuolo, University of PennsylvaniaGiselle Cunanan, Indiana UniversityLan Ngo, University of PennsylvaniaLeigh Patel, University of California, RiversideJames Earl Davis, Temple UniversityMiriam Tager, Westfield State UniversityAri Sherris, Texas A&M University-KingsvilleMelissa Kapadia, University of PennsylvaniaJoanne Larson, University of RochesterAaron Hostetter, Rutgers-CamdenErika Bullock, University of Wisconsin-MadisonWendy Cavendish, University of MiamiBeth Sondel, University of PittsburghRoseann Liu, Swarthmore CollegeHannah Baggett, Auburn UniversityShameka N Powell, Tufts UniversityCaitlin Cahill, Pratt InstituteWayne Au, University of Washington BothellTrevor Young-Hyman, University of PittsburghDesiree Dighton, North Carolina State UniversityLinda, University of PittsbirghSaili Kulkarni, CSUDHRita Kohli, University of California, RiversideKeisha L. 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