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ICUJP Friday Forum
September 2nd, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
WHY WE NEED TO TEACH PEACE AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Description: Just when students in the United States are most in need of learning the best and the worst in American history, the right of teachers to teach free of censorship and government interference is under assault.
Join us for a timely discussion exploring these vital issues. Why do students deserve to learn about peace and justice, as much as reading, writing, and arithmetic? How has the American educational system addressed the teaching of peace and justice and how can it do a better job? What happens to teachers who try to teach outside the patriotic boundaries of permitted material? How has the training of teachers in the United States perpetuated White Supremacy? What’s behind efforts in Congress and state legislatures to ban the teaching of The 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory, and a People’s History of the United States? How can we fight back? https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/florida-educators-and-students-file-lawsuit-challenging-stop-woke-censorship-law
Join the discussion with our speaker:
Stephen Rohde is a lecturer, writer and political activist and retired constitutional lawyer. In addition to his role as a founder and Chair of ICUJP, he is a past Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, past Chair and bosrd member of Death Penalty Focus, and Chair Emeritus of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Steve authored the books American Words of Freedom and Freedom of Assembly and is co-author of Foundations of Freedom, published by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Ms Magazine, American Prospect, Los Angeles Lawyer and is a contributor to Los Angeles Review of Books. For over 45 years, Steve practiced law first in New York and then in Los Angeles, specializing in communications and intellectual property law, civil and appellate litigation and constitutional and civil rights law. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia Law School, he has been honored for his work by the American Bar Association, the ACLU, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Bend the Arc.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Pursuing Justice and Peace
7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
9:35 - TBD Board Meeting
Start your morning with us!
Reflection: Steve Rohde
Facilitator: Phil Way
Zoom host: David Clennon
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ICUJP Friday Forum 9/2/22
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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