Racial & Social Justice Are Education Justice
An education is a civil right, and any child who does not feel safe coming to school is being denied their civil right.
We are working tirelessly to dismantle systems of oppression that prevent children from accessing a great public education because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or nationality.
Explore the issues below to advance justice with us.
2021 Summer Justice Series
Starting July 26, join us for four weeks of free, interactive workshops on pressing issues in education justice. Based in NEA’s Justice for Black Lives Demands, each week focuses on a different theme:
- Week of July 26 - Transforming Policing Policies for Safe and Just Communities
- Week of August 2 - Healthy and Strong Communities and Schools
- Week of August 9 - Empowering Communities and Schools
- Week of August 16 - Ensuring the Right to Vote for Black, Brown, Native, and AAPI Voters
Public schools power our communities, but their strength depends on us addressing the systemic inequities that our students and communities face.
Just and Safe Schools
Supporting Black Lives Matter
Ending the school-to-prison pipeline
What we’re seeing right now is another boiling point in America: the effects of systemic and institutionalized racism coming to a head. Black Americans and their allies are coming together to stand up to injustices.
Empowered School Communities
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
Including Ethnic Studies
The increase in the legal recognition of LGBTQ+ rights over the last decade—as well as the work to accept and celebrate their lives—means that educating our students about the history and realities of LGBTQ+ is essential.
The Human and Civil Rights Awards
The Human and Civil Rights Awards honor individuals and affiliates that promote and defend human and civil rights, and encourage NEA members to replicate the awardees courageous activities.
Our community of educator-activists work tirelessly to make a more just and equitable future for their students. Join us as we celebrate success, learn from experience, and support each other in our fight for opportunity for all students.
Honoring Our Activists
Conference on Racial and Social Justice
Our annual conference provides a unique space for educators, students, parents and families, organizers, community members and leaders to unite for the advancement of Justice in Education.