My school was founded with a social justice theme. We made some progress with it our first two years, particularly in the urgent and all-too-relevant (for our students) area of police-community relations. Thanks to the Cleveland Police Department, the ALCU and other local organizations, we have able to help students understand their rights as well as to bring a more human face to the tensions that exist currently. In fact, we were, thanks to the efforts of our councilman, able to secure funding to bring one officer to a conference in San Antonio to discuss our work. We’ve been asked to present again at the NAME conference here in Cleveland in November (http://www.nameorg.org/name_conference_info.php).

This year, our Principal asked us to re-dedicate ourselves to teaching for social justice. To this end, I organized what I hope is the first in a series of forums on social justice. If I was talented enough, I’d post pictures. In addition to the Cleveland Police Department and the ACLU, we had representatives from the Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Bloom Bakery.

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The conversation went well. The work continues. Next: Hough.

 

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