Addressing Issues of Social Justice
In light of recent events, the SCOLT Board of Directors reiterates the statement published in June, 2021. We stand in solidarity with other organizations in condemning the systemic inequalities in our country. Racism, bigotry, and white supremacy have no place in our world, and we vow to do our part to help eradicate these hateful ideologies.
As world language educators, we are dedicated to equality, inclusion, and diversity. It is our responsibility to create a safe, supportive, and open classroom environment in which students learn to embrace the diversity of our world and respect our differences. We must help future generations develop world views that value and respect not only our similarities, but also our differences.
SCOLT encourages all teachers to be intentional and reflective in addressing issues of social justice. We are committed to helping teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. As such, we recommend these resources. Also, please see SCOLT’s recorded webinar on this topic.