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How Relationship-building on Campus Leads to Stronger Schools in LBC

December 7, 2018

It has been a whirlwind few weeks at Californians for Justice as youth leaders and staff presented on Relationship…

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Communities across CA mobilizing in solidarity with Asylum Seekers

November 30, 2018

While the violence experienced by children, families and young people at the California border may have slipped from the news cycle, it’s important to remember that our government continues to attack and vilify this community. The violence these asylum seekers are fleeing from is directly linked to U.S. intervention in Central America, and yet our…

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Elections are Over; What Does it Mean for California’s Schools?

November 21, 2018

After a lengthy election cycle that saw mass mobilization of youth and voters of color, Californians for Justice is eager to see how Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom will continue efforts to fully fund our public schools. We are looking to Newsom to be a governor who can lead together with youth, parents, educators and other elected…

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Our Trans Community #WillNotBeErased

October 31, 2018

 The leaked Trans memo sent by the Trump administration this month has had a devastating impact on our trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary youth and communities. There have been many news pieces and op-eds around this issue and the clear threat represented here.  By proposing edits to the definition of sex, the administration is trying…

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How to celebrate gender diversity with International Pronouns Day 2018

October 17, 2018

  Today marks the first official International Pronouns Day — a day we’ve long been looking forward to at Californians for Justice. This day provides the perfect opportunity to respect our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer-plus, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming communities. It’s a day to pause and acknowledge the amazing gender diversity that surrounds us! If…

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When schools and districts invest directly in our students, academic outcomes improve

October 16, 2018

Yesterday, dozens of educators, policy makers and advocates heard from the researchers involved with Getting Down to Facts II, California’s most ambitious education research collection in a decade. Co-hosted by Policy Analysis for California Education and EdSource, the event explored current trends in education including how the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has changed…

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When’s the last time you practiced self-care?

October 10, 2018

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” –Audre Lorde As we celebrate World Mental Health Day, it’s important to pause and recognize how important mental health and self-care are in the fight for racial justice. Organizing for change takes an incredible amount of mental strength.…

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Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

October 8, 2018

Californians for Justice is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018 by highlighting the contributions of Native Americans and drawing attention to the the brutal genocide that was launched by European colonists against Indigenous communities. These practices continue to this day and include recent efforts to build the Dakota Access Pipeline over traditional Native lands and other…

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How do you support students and teachers of color?

September 12, 2018

Most of us kicked off the month of September with the three-day Labor Day weekend celebrating the hard work and organizing efforts of working individuals and families. But looking beyond the holiday, it’s important that we take time to remember that working people — particularly teachers of color — continue to struggle in our communities…

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Don’t be Afraid — Talk about Race with Your Students

August 15, 2018

As students across the state go back to school, 1 in 3 will fail to identify a single caring adult on campus. For Black, Brown, Native American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Students, these relationships are even more scarce, and students of color frequently report feeling unnoticed and uncared for by teachers and staff. When…

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