Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people. This mission is supported through focused work with educators, students, caregivers and communities.
In recognition of education’s capacity to help build equitable societies, the program was founded in 1991 by the SPLC under the name Teaching Tolerance. In 2021, the program’s name was changed to Learning for Justice to better reflect its mission. The new name speaks to the collaborative work of learning and growing together to reach the goal of justice for all. You can learn more about the reasons for the name change here.
Building on its strong foundation of providing educational resources, Learning for Justice is expanding engagement opportunities that center justice in communities, especially in the South. The program publishes a magazine and provides free educational resources — articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, frameworks, podcasts and more — to foster shared learning and reflection. Engagement opportunities — conferences, workshops, and school and community partnerships — provide space where people can harness collective power and take action to realize change. Through this cycle of education and engagement, the program aims to build meaningful relationships with communities.
Visit LearningForJustice.org to learn more.