Becoming a Social Justice Leader: Using Head, Heart, and Hands to Dismantle Oppression

1st Edition

Phil Hunsberger, Billie Mayo, Anthony Neal

Published February 18, 2016
Reference - 118 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138957749 - CAT# Y205252

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This important book helps school leaders let go of a "comfortable" mindset and enter a world of courageous conversations that examine and challenge the impact of racism and other forms of oppression on disciplinary patterns, instructional practices, and school policies. Authors Hunsberger, Mayo, and Neal prepare you to address these difficult issues though authentic, critical discourse. The book includes classroom activities and facilitation tips to help prompt systematic changes in schools through improving instruction, supporting inclusiveness, and strengthening student engagement.

After reading Becoming a Social Justice Leader you’ll be able to:

  • Design conversations that support participant engagement and create a safe environment for discussion.
  • Explore personal dispositions, attitudes, and stances that contribute to systemic oppression.
  • Understand how oppression is established and sustained in order to enact change.
  • Create alliances within school settings to foster dialogue and combat oppression.

Additional worksheets that help educators examine and expand their work as social justice leaders are also available for download (


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