Young people have always fought to create a future that is safer and more just—for themselves and for all of us. As students around the globe walk out this Friday to support environmental justice, we hope you’ll find ways to celebrate and support student action during the climate strike and beyond. Here’s how to start.
In this issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, learn more about the under-reported crisis of suicide among black children, the ways anti-LGBTQ organizations are targeting schools and so much more. And check out our poster featuring the advice Toni Morrison shared with her students: “If you are free, you need to free somebody else.”
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. And while we’re grateful for teachers who respect and uplift the identities of all of their students year-round, we also appreciate heritage months that offer a special opportunity to celebrate—and center—marginalized identities. To kick off the celebration in your classroom or school, here are a few of our favorite resources for honoring, learning and teaching about Hispanic heritage.
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8-14. And while educators can’t—and shouldn’t—act as mental health professionals, they can advocate for students. They can help create schools and communities where all children know they’re valued and loved and where support is available if students find themselves in crisis. We hope these resources will help.
Every fall, we’re excited to welcome new educators to the Teaching Tolerance community. In this edition of The Moment, we’ve collected a few of our favorite resources for social justice education. If you’ve been with us for a while, we hope you’ll enjoy reviewing these popular resources—and that you’ll pass them along. If you’re new to Teaching Tolerance, welcome! We’re glad you’re here.