The Linguistic Justice Collaborative members seek innovative ways to ensure the curricular and instructional ideas and resources created with community members are made available for families, educators, schooling systems, and policy makers.
- Critical Conversation Cards: Spark conversation with others about language, language diversity, and language ideologies
- Classroom Posters
- Examples of language and linguistic justice task cards aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence for English language arts
- Next Steps Resources
- Coming soon: an archive of Georgia storytelling, language, and history via Mercer University libraries, text sets for Georgia classrooms, and lesson ideas aligned with Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Organizations and Websites
“Black Language Syllabus” for Black Linguistic Justice http://www.blacklanguagesyllabus.com/
“Teaching African American Language” https://www.teachingaal.org/resources
“ORAAL: Online Resources for African American English” https://oraal.uoregon.edu/resources/educational/K-12
“Just Communities/Comunidades Justas” https://www.just-communities.org/lji
“Community Language Cooperative” https://communitylanguagecoop.com/language-justice/
“Highlander Research and Education Center” https://highlandercenter.org/our-story/mission/
“Center for Participatory Change” https://www.cpcwnc.org/
“School Based Participatory Action Research” https://www.schypar.org/
“Youth Participatory Action Research Hub” https://yparhub.berkeley.edu/home
Read All About it
We are committed to ensuring every project results in open access resources. Recent publications from collaborators include:
- Leah Panther, Natasha Ramsay-Jordan, Laura Eby, and Lasha Lalana share about the Financial Language and Literacy program in the Journal of Literacy Innovation’s special issue. “The most me”: Place and community cultural wealth for financial literacy learning
- Leah Panther, Andrea Crenshaw, Hannah Edber, and Rachael VanDonkelaar write about Georgia literacies for Georgia learners: Advocating for community literacies in the Georgia Literacy Advocates FOCUS newsletter.
- Leah Panther and Latoya Tolefree explore how testimony, a trauma informed literacy practice, can be used (and misused) as part of healing pedagogies for youth in the article Youth Testimony to Contend With Trauma in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education.
- Andrea Crenshaw and Leah Panther think about linguistic justice in teacher education in the Georgia Council of Teachers of English most recent issue of Scribbles N’ Bits as part of the quarterly column “Linguistic Justice”.
- Felicia Baiden’s article In Active Pursuit of Linguistic Justice in the “Linguistic Justice” column of Scribbles N’ Bits explores how Black Language is (and isn’t) sustained in literacy classrooms.
Come See Us
Upcoming Linguistic Justice Collaborative presentations:
- Felicia Baiden, Amberly Evans, and Leah Panther will be at the English Language Arts Teacher Educators conference in Atlanta, Georgia July 6th through 8th presenting, “Challenging linguistic ideologies: Curricularizing linguistic justice”
- We’ll be at the Georgia Association of Teachers Educators conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia October 12th through 14th
- Eric Parker, Leah Panther, Kristie Smith, Felicia Baiden, Virginie Jackson, Robert Bonner, Elizabeth Brudrige, Robbie Barber, Sally Stanhope, Latie McCord, Amberly Evans, Merlong Hightower, and Alaa Hedeeb will be at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in Columbus, Ohio November 16-19th presenting the structured roundtable session, “Connecting language, race, history, and place: Curricularizing language and linguistic justice”.
- We’ll be at the Literacy Research Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia November 28th through December 2nd
- We’ll be at the Georgia Council of Teachers of English conference in Jekyll Island, GA February 2024