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Advocating for Undocumented Youth

With conditions at detention centers and plans for more ICE raids in the news, it’s easy to feel hopeless. But, as educators, you have more power than you may realize. These resources outline practical steps you can take today to interrupt the school-to-deportation pipeline and support undocumented students and their families.

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Police Violence in the News

Released video footage of police officers drawing guns on a young black family in Phoenix illustrates the threat of police violence and bias that black Americans live with—regardless of age. These resources can help you affirm that black lives matter, teach the roots of this violence and counter silence on this issue with productive conversations.

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth—celebrated across the country on June 19—marks an important milestone in the struggle for freedom. But the lessons of this holiday can and should be taught year-round. Use these resources to learn more about Juneteenth, get ideas for sharing it with students and contextualize it within American history.

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Protecting Undocumented Students

This week, a Texas teacher made news by tweeting President Trump to ask for help “actively investigating and removing” undocumented students from her district. In the face of this stark reminder of the hostility undocumented children face even from those charged with their care, we’re sharing our best resources for supporting and protecting undocumented students. We hope you’ll use and share them, and that you’ll continue to stand up for all of the young people in your schools.

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride Month starts Saturday, and we're excited to honor it with some of our favorite resources! In this edition of The Moment, you'll find a history of the Stonewall Uprising that you can use to teach the fight for LGBTQ equality alongside other civil rights movements. We're also including our extensive guide for serving LGBTQ students. And we extend a heartfelt reminder that we see you standing up for your students every day—and we appreciate you.

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Dive Into the Summer Issue of Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Our Summer magazine is here! And, as usual, it's packed with stories, resources and strategies for social justice educators like you. Here, we're spotlighting three feature stories about the innovative ways educators are using online spaces: to build community, to reflect on their own identities and to connect students with stories they might not hear elsewhere. We hope you enjoy them—and the rest of our new issue!

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65 Years After 'Brown v. Board'

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools. These resources serve as a reminder of the brave first steps 9-year-old Linda Brown took, and of the distance we still have to go.

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we're sharing resources for destigmatizing conversations about this critical topic. We hope you'll read, share and use them to make your classroom, school and district safe and inclusive for all students.

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Mix It Up at Lunch Day 2019

Today, registration opens for Mix It Up at Lunch Day 2019! On October 22, more than a million students will mix it up in a first step toward reducing prejudice and bias. If your school already participates in Mix, these resources can help you plan an even better event this year. If not, they'll help you start a tradition that will shape your school culture for years to come!

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The Reality of Hate at School

Today, we release our report on hate and bias in U.S. schools. Learn more about how divisive and harmful behavior affects students and educators across the nation, review best practices for creating and supporting an inclusive school climate, and find out what non-educators can do to advocate for schools where all students can thrive.