Inclusive Education & Early Childhood Community of Practice
The Community of Practice meeting on July 9 featured speakers discussing the challenge of ensuring inclusive education during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Judith Heumann, award-winning International Disability Rights Advocate (pictured above), Anna Martin, with the World Bank Inclusive Education Initiative, Nafisa Baboo, Senior Advisor on Inclusive Education at Light for the World, Sandrine Bohan-Jacquot, Inclusive Education Policy Officer at Humanity & Inclusion,and Mohammed Ali Loutfy, Director of the Arab Forum for Rights of Person with Disabilities.
Would you like to learn more?Please contact Tom Sabella at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Community of Practice.
Global Education Partnerships & Advocacy
On June 23, at our monthly coalition meeting, Priya Joshi with UNESCO and Sue Swenson, President of Inclusion International, joined to discuss the newly released 2020 GEM Report #AllMeansALL.
Partners ChildFund and Save the Children presented on the Girls LEAD Act. To get involved, please email us at email@example.com.
Upcoming Coalition Meeting for July
Join other global education advocates for our upcoming coalition meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 1pm ET. Please register for the meeting here.
Throughout the summer, GCE-US is engaging youth advocates in partnership with Global Scholars to discuss the ways we can all advocate for equal access to education across the globe.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact education for youth all over the world, advocates in Morocco are working to ensure that private schools are not the only establishments receiving support from the government.
This blog summarizes the event that took place online in honor of the 75th United Nations Charter Day, assessing Sustainable Development Goal progress, and discussing how the world has changed due to COVID-19.
This month we are especially inspired by the late John Lewis, a US member of Congress for more than three decades who fought for civil rights throughout his life.
Here are some social justice lessons in his own words:
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."
“We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet. This is the time.”
“When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something. Our children and their children will ask us, ‘What did you do? What did you say?’....we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”
Rest in Power
Representative John Lewis, member of Congress; civil rights, voting rights, and student leader