In school districts all across America, students, parents, and educators believe that an honest, accurate, and fully-funded public education is the foundation for a just, multiracial democracy. But with so many threats to the public education systems that support our diverse communities, we need to turn our beliefs into actions, and our actions into a national movement that helps us all #HEALTogether.
H.E.A.L. Together (Honest Education Action & Leadership) is a new initiative from Race Forward to build that national movement, in partnership with national and local organizations and you.
Join us on March 30 to celebrate the launch of this critical campaign, learn from people connected to this work, and take action in your community! We’ll share tools to help you organize your school and community for educational equity — countering those bringing the culture wars to our schools under the guise of "Critical Race Theory," by banning books and censoring educators who teach honestly about race, gender, and sexual orientation.
You'll hear from speakers who are fighting for educational equity and who are students, parents, educators and concerned community members just like you — including Race Forward President Glenn Harris, National Education Association President Becky Pringle, Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Emmy award-winning social justice storyteller Sarah Eagle Heart, and the H.E.A.L. Together team led by longtime organizer James Haslam.
Sign up to take action on our website www.raceforward.org/heal-together.
Race Forward is proud to launch the H.E.A.L. Together initiative with our partners: NYU Metro Center, Schott Foundation for Public Education, Alliance for Quality Education, Red Wine & Blue Education Fund, Women's March, Student Voice, MomsRising/MamasConPoder, Parents Together Action, Local Progress, and UnKoch My Campus, SURJ, Center for Popular Democracy, and People's Action.