Watch Episode 6 of Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.

In this episode, Vinson leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, and Leslye as they dive deeper into how schools and communities can create a safe and supportive school environment with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth.

The calls to action for this episode:

SJSU Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Attend the belong@SJSU (Campus Climate survey conducted earlier this year) town halls (Nov 12 & 13 – Thursday & Friday 1:00-2:30pm)  to learn more about the key findings from the survey or watch the recordings once they become available.
  • Students & faculty: add pronouns to your Canvas account; students: add pronouns to your MySJSU account; Everyone: add pronouns to your zoom name

SJSU Staff

  • If your institution utilize resources to staff development resources to attend (conferences) professional development opportunities
  • Advocate and listen to your students

SJSU Students


  • Introduce yourself using your common name (the name you go by) and pronouns (if you feel comfortable sharing)
  • Incorporate gender inclusive language into your vocabulary (y’all, folx, beautiful people, scholars, everyone, students, class, team)
  • Take the time to educate yourself about different communities, identities, and listen to others to learn about their stories and experiences
  • Check out the Book Boat Podcast
  • Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this election season, prioritize your mental health and overall well-being.
  • It takes everyone to make a difference to let people be themselves.

A few additional resources they’ve shared include:

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