Formed in 2006 by the University of Redlands School of Education, the Center of Educational Justice (CEJ) strives to strengthen and promote equity and justice in education and society overall.
CEJ accomplishes its mission through strategic Support, Advocacy, and Sponsorship of justice-related activities and initiatives. Reflecting our dedication to spreading the footprint of this vital field of study, our endeavors include research-based initiatives that provide local regional, and national leadership guidance on educational policy and practice. e
Webinar: Critical Race Theory: What, Why, and How?
Recorded on Thursday, September 23, 2021
Mikela Bjork is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She is a poet, a mother, and an advocate for marginalized youth, engaging educators in conversations around the intersections of queerness, dis/ability, race and class.
Brian Charest is the lead instructor for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course for the School of Education. An assistant professor in the Department of Teaching in Learning, Charest serves as a liaison on the Education Justice Initiative, a prison justice education partnership with Pitzer College.
The Center for Educational Justice sponsors events, initiatives, and activities that open up a much-needed dialogue in regards to multicultural awareness and educational equity and access.
These enriching initiatives cover a broad range of topics in the social justice in education space including:
Designed with special attention to upholding educational justice in today's diverse and challenging educational landscape, the CEJ team focuses on developing data-informed strategies that support educational activism capable of bringing new ideas to fruition.
Supported by Dr. Jose Lalas, CEJ Co-Director
Supported by the Inclusive Community and Justice Fund, the Center for Educational Justice is sponsoring a series of workshops with the purpose of enhancing the University's commitment to supporting all faculty, staff and students, especially from minority communities by promoting access, equity, diversity, inclusion, and educational justice.
Diversity: Understanding and articulating the value of diversity and richness of diverse perspectives in education and university work culture.
Anti-Racism: Understanding the social construct of racism and how it intersects with other forms of discrimination and promoting antiracist education and university work culture.
Equity: Understanding and centering equity in education and in university work culture.
Inclusion and Educational Justice: Practicing educational justice and inclusion in education and in university work culture.
Dr. Jose Lalas - Professor, University of Redlands and Co-Director, Center for Educational Justice
Dr. Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi - Assistant Professor, University of Redlands and Educational Specialist Program Coordinator
Dr. Mousumi De - Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Redlands
Dr. Heidi Strikwerda - Principal, Excelsior Charter Schools, English Language Programs and Administrator and Adjunct Professor, University of Redlands
Webinar: Critical Race Theory: What, Why, and How?
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Now in its 17th year, the annual summer institute is a featured platform that brings together professionals from a range of educational disciplines to network and builds dialogue around issues of justice, equity, and the future of schooling.
Attendees dive into the history of activism in education as well as modern-day social justice issues, aiming to empower educators and provide research-backed solutions to these challenges.
July 14, 2020
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CEJ's Moving Forward webinar series provides K-12 educators relevant and timely information through the critical discussions our panelists engaged in pertaining to educational equity, safety, and how we can best meet the diverse needs of our students during distance learning.
October 29, 2020
Addressing Learning Loss Through Meaning Making and Equity Across Content Areas in Distance Learning.
November 12, 2020
Navigating the Politics of Educational Equity, School Safety, and Learning Acceleration in Virtual Contexts
November 19, 2020
Safety in Schools and Communities in Unprecedented Times
Sponsored by the CEJ, the COVID-19 Webinar Series features virtual information sessions that speak to the unique challenges facing the world of education during the global pandemic.
The series is facilitated by Dr. Jose Lalas, director of the Center for Educational Justice, University of Redlands. Find an archive of our previous session recordings below.
|May 28, 2020||
View Recorded Session 1
|May 29, 2020||
View Recorded Session 2
|June 4, 2020||
View Recorded Session 3
|June 5, 2020||
View Recorded Session 4
|June 11, 2020||
View Recorded Session 5
|June 12, 2020||
View Recorded Session 6
|June 18, 2020||
View Recorded Session 7
|June 19, 2020||
View Recorded Session 8
|June 25, 2020||
View Recorded Session 9
|June 26, 2020||
CEJ Recorded Session 10
Supported by Dr. Mario C. Martinez, CEJ Co-Director
The Race in Education Analytics Learning (REAL) Lab: Understanding the Role of Race in Education fosters the ability for School of Education students to produce knowledge and resources about the role of race in education.
The REAL Lab engages students in:
In the REAL Lab, Latinx and Black students:
The Inland Empire Educators for Social Justice is a grassroots organization that is committed to creating just, democratic, and anti-racist schools and communities. IEESJ is composed of local administrators, teachers, university faculty, activists, and guardians.
We collaborate with schools and community-based organizations to help facilitate anti-racist conversations, develop anti-racist curricula, and co-create spaces for courageous conversations related to bringing more justice and democracy to schools and communities.
The School of Education's Center for Educational Justice is rooted in the mission to advance a more just society for all, appreciating the diversity of people and ideas.
If you are interested in increasing your knowledge of educational justice, contact our team to learn more about CEJ's initiatives and upcoming sessions.