A Social Justice Lens: A Teaching Resource Guide
We all have lenses through which we approach our work. No matter what we do, our thoughts, experiences, and belief systems impact our actions.
Being intentional about critically examining those things can be helpful towards making sure our actions align with our values and intentions.
Here is a resource that I recently came across and feel can be helpful for inspiring critical thought and evaluation.
4 AREAS OF FOCUS
Published in 2010, this guide from the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation focuses on four areas as a means to work for Social Justice:
- Solidarity in Action
12 pages long, it offers a checklist, and scenarios which offer important questions for helpers to consider before going about their work.
What I appreciate most about it is that there’s a blank sheet at the end for you to plot out a project of your own.
While it’s geared towards educators, there’s room at the table for everyone, and I feel the components within this resource guide are widely applicable and even adaptable.
“How are those areas represented my classroom, my office, my community, my program, my policy,etc?”
The possibilities are limitless, so take up your work and let’s get started.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW