The Center for Education Justice (CEJ) was formed in 2006, through the University of Redlands School of Education to strengthen and promote equity and justice in society generally and education specifically.
CEJ accomplishes its mission through strategic Support, Advocacy, and Sponsorship of justice-related activities and initiatives. The CEJ also supports research-based initiatives to provide local, regional and national leadership guidance on the topics of educational policy and practice.
An annual summer institute, now in its 16th year, is a featured platform to advance dialogue, networking and conversation around issues of justice and equity.
The founding director of the CEJ in 2006, Dr. Lalas focuses on K-12 issues of equity and justice. Dr. Lalas leads the annual summer institute, facilitates and convenes dialogues and webinars that engage our K-12 partners, and writes on educational justice topics. These efforts continue to engage and network the CEJ to community partners.
For more information about K-12 equity and justice initiatives please email Dr. Heidi Strikwerda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean Martinez supports CEJ scholarly and professional development initiatives in K-12, higher education, and counseling. These efforts mobilize internal faculty expertise across the school of education to address issues of justice and equity.
For more information about scholarly and professional development initiatives please email Heather Lambeth at email@example.com.
Supported by Dr. Jose Lalas, CEJ Co-Director
16th Annual Summer Institute on Leadership for Educational Justice: Advancing Equity and Addressing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19
July 14, 2020
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Facilitated by Dr. Jose Lalas, director of the Center for Educational Justice, University of Redlands
|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
The CEJ "Moving Foward" Webinar Series offer K-16 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
Supported by Dr. Mario C. Martinez, CEJ Co-Director
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. We are comprised 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.