Trains and empowers educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools and communities.
Center for Racial Justice in Education (formerly Border Crossers) trains and empowers educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools and communities. We envision a world where all young people learn and thrive in racially equitable and empowering educational spaces free from racial bias and discrimination.
In our early years, we worked directly with students, teaching them to “cross borders” and understand identity, diversity and social justice. We later grew to train educators (including K-12 teachers and administrators as well as others engaged in youth development, and parents) to build educational institutions that foster racially equitable outcomes, and ensure that all students have safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive spaces to learn.
Our trainings support educators in: 1) deepening their knowledge about the history of race and racism in the US; 2) strengthening their analysis of how racial oppression, privilege and identity affect their lives, their teaching, and their students lives; and 3) building educational communities rooted in racial justice.