Working for Social Justice and Equity

Working for SJE

Working for Social Justice and Equity

To all of the members of our CES community:

CES is committed to the belief that everyone is a learner, and to our mission to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunities for all learners through collaboration and leadership.

Social Justice and Equity work has always been critical to that mission, but is especially so in these times.

We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. As we at CES set our sights on understanding and taking action together to challenge racism and support equity, we also commit to making our work intersectional by taking on sexism, classism, heterosexism, youth oppression, transgender oppression, religious oppression, ableism, sizeism, and more. 

We are doing this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to. In doing so, we are building capacity to support and assist schools, and districts responding to their educators' and students' needs with an increased and intentional focus on matters of bias, social justice, and equity.

We hope that you will join us in this work.

Sincerely,

William Diehl

Executive Director, Collaborative for Educational Services

We recognize:

  • the importance of equality, cultural diversity, human dignity, social justice, and individual and group self-determination in accomplishing our mission;
  • that education is faced with urgent issues of disparities in educational outcomes such as graduation rates, due to unfair and unequal treatment and access to resources;
  • that inequality and injustices are deeply embedded in society’s political, social, educational, and economic structures and ideologies;
  • that oppression results in the denial of human dignity, individual and cultural diversity, and social and economic justice disproportionately for some groups and, ultimately, for everyone; and
  • that discrimination on the basis of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, education level, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability, harms all of us on a daily basis.

 

CES offers specialized training and facilitation as well as technical assistance for developing a plan to implement change in your organization. 

Please visit our web page on Consultation Services.

As we continue to learn, we offer resources for educators, schools and districts that may be of help.

We invite you to visit our Resources page, and will continue to add new resources for our visitors.