Tag Archives: racial equity

Our Freedoms Are Eternally Won

“Words like freedom, justice, and democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what they are.  It takes enormous…effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.”   – James … Continue reading

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Hate and Hurt in America: On Charlottesville

From our fierce leader, LaShawn Chatmon: Now more than ever we must stand resolute — committed to lead through listening, to lead with love, to lead with a historical and structural analysis – to lead for equity. The terror and … Continue reading

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PolicyLink asks, Will You #ClaimTheTorch?

NEP stands in solidarity with PolicyLink’s #ClaimTheTorch campaign, which encourages us all “to ignite, expand, and advance the conversation on equity.” Enjoy this catalyzing video, produced by Wyatt Close and Big Bowl of Ideas, and accompanied by the powerful words … Continue reading

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NEP Incubating the Black Teacher Project

“Every child deserves a Black teacher.” We are excited to announce another new partnership – with the Black Teacher Project! The Black Teacher Project (BTP) recruits, develops, and sustains Black teachers for schools in the United States. Their goal is … Continue reading

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Leading for Equity by Sharing Our Stories

I just returned from facilitating another Leading for Equity Institute; the National Equity Project has been hosting these Institutes annually for over 14 years. I have been at most of the these institutes and it is very common for people to not … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day

Every year we celebrate Martin Luther King Day as a reminder of the power of collective leadership to transform inequity. Today it feels more important than ever that we move the dial on racial equity in our country.  There is … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper: Do we have the will to make a way?

I was honored to provide a guest post on the Huffington Post blog of Eric Cooper, Founder, President of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, in response to President Obama’s recent My Brother’s Keeper initiative. You can read an … Continue reading

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