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Re: [AAACE-NLA] Educators for Social Justice?

Subject: Re: [AAACE-NLA] Educators for Social Justice?
From: Federico Salas-Isnardi
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:56:34 -0700 PDT
Susan, Paul, et al
Anyone interested in forming a committee or group of Educators for Social Justice should look at the models of two different groups I am a member of:
One is Teachers Against Prejudice (www.teachersagainstprejudice.org)

TAP's mission is to increase awareness of prejudice and discrimination and examine its causes and roots; open dialogue with and between students and educators from elementary school through college; and promote understanding and respect for all through the critical exploration and analysis of films, television, and other media.

TAP works on all issues of discrimination whether based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or body image.

TESOL has an interest section called TESOLers for Social Responsibility.  This group used to be a caucus of TESOL members and now has recently become an interest section. The following statement comes from their webpage www.tesol.org Communities/Interest Sections/Social responsibility:
The Social Responsibility IS comprises TESOL members who are actively engaged in integrating language teaching with social responsibility, world citizenship, and an awareness of global issues such as peace, human rights, and the environment. The IS aims to promote social responsibility within the TESOL profession and to advance social equity, respect for differences, and multicultural understanding through education.


Membership in TAP is open.  Membership in the Social Responsibility IS of TESOL is limited to people who are members of TESOL.  I think these could be models for any adult educator interested in Social Justice issues.  

Federico Salas-Isnardi
Adult Education Consultant - Leadership in Literacy and Education ~ Houston, Texas
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From: Paul Rogers <[email protected]>
To: National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE <[email protected]>
Sent: Thu, June 10, 2010 12:19:41 PM
Subject: [AAACE-NLA] Educators for Social Justice?

Susan et al,
Thanks for sending this. My immediate response is that we need something like the Counselors for Social Justice.  
Is there anyone who has been working on forming a similar committee?
Paul Rogers
and the American Counseling Association sent letters to the Arizona Governor stating our objections. Perhaps the AAACE would send a letter from the organization to protest these herendous actions. I am in consort with you Paul. Unless organizations strongly state their objection to this, I'm afraid individual protests are of little impact. I have sent a letter to the Governor, but am not a resident of Arizona so don't expect it to carry much weight.

Susan McGilloway
SSS Specialist/VIP Coordinator
Center for Adult and Family Literacy
Community College of Baltimore County
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Paul Rogers

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