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Community justice is based upon true education: The passed down knowledge of a people; their history, their practices of self-care, sustenance and community building, how to live right, how to think whole, and how to die with dignity.
— Burton, Johnson, Pettiford-Wates, Saka El, Op-Ed published in Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct 2016

Education is the foundation of our communities. But many continue to struggle as schools become more segregated, classrooms are more crowded, students are criminalized inside school walls, public funding disappears in favor of "school choice," and higher education continues to contribute a growing private debt crisis. 

Read the op-ed written by #CommunityJusticeNetwork partners and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch to learn more.


  • "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire

  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn

Articles and other research


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