Community justice and the education system
In October 2016, the Community Justice Film Series kicked off the series with a focus on education, one of the foundation's of a just community. Many communities continue to struggle on this theme as schools become more segregated, classrooms are more crowded, students are criminalized inside school walls, public funding disappears in favor of "school choice," and higher education continues to contribute a growing crisis of personal debt. Read the Op-Ed written by film series partners and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch to learn more.
Approximately 50 community members gathered at the Wall Auditorium in John M. Ellison Hall at Virginia Union University to watch the following short films, share stories, and develop solutions to address community justice in our education system.
*Organizations are partners of the Community Justice Film Series. If you have additional books, articles, and other research to contribute to the list, please send us a message.
- "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire
- "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn
Articles and other research
- "Can Socieconomic Diversity Plans Produce Racial Diversity in K-12 Schools?"*
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools: The Hidden Truth"*
- "Reframing School Discipline: A Strategic Communications Playbook"*
- "Helping You Help Your Child: A Focus on Education"
*Research found at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, charleshamiltonhouston.org.
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