Justice Resources


Organizations

Kids Helping Kids

  • Adobe Youth Voices - empowering youth in underserved communities around the globe to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities.
  • Global Issues Network - students working together internationally to develop solutions for global issues
  • Invisible Children - a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers
  • Kids are Heroes - a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders.
  • Kids Can Make a Difference - an educational program for middle- and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty
  • KooDooZ - a social network for kids who want to make a difference
  • Little Red Wagon Foundation - Zach Bonner raising awareness about homeless children
  • Radio Rookies - a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world
  • Suspension Stories - a youth-led participatory action research project to understand the school to prison pipeline
  • Student Voices - students from all over the country are banding together to enhance their voice in policy discussions nationwide.
  • Youth Creates Culture - an experience intent on bridging the gap between technology and humanity by empowering student content creators
  • Youth Justice Coalition - a youth-led movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in the Los Angeles County juvenile injustice system.

Videos Resources

  • Educating for Freedom: Zoe Weil(TEDxTalk)
    • What does freedom really mean for us in the 21st Century? Zoe explores how media influences our ideas about and realities of freedom and how we can educate to become free of its influence.
  • The Fear by Lily Allen(music video)
    • What does the singer "fear"? How does the media influence our emotions and thoughts? How do we determine what is real or not?
  • Ain't No Reason by Brett Dennen(music video)
    • "It is our routines and our comforts that allow us to ignore social issues. For some of us, it is our privilege to be ignorant. This video tells the story of social issues challenging our privileges and entering our routines making them impossible to ignore. Social injustice cannot be ignored when you are forced to deal with them. This is the idea behind this video."
    • How does our privilege make us ignorant? How do our routines keep us feeling safe?
  • Fight 2 B Whole by Susan Herrick(music video)
    • Have you ever felt like you've lost your voice, your sight, your mind? Do we start life whole and then break apart from the paradoxes, bullying, peer pressure, consumer culture and abuses our souls have to deal with as we grow up?
  • I will be a hummingbird by Wangari Maathai(folk story)
    • Can you really change the world? Why bother?
  • Wage Beauty by Mark Gonzales(TEDxTalk)
    • poetry that beautifully expresses the challenges of this seemingly impossible calling to seek justice and peace and why we do it - because we all just want to go home again

Cool Tech Tools

  • Flickr Toys (online) - cool photo toys
  • glogster (online) - interactive posters
  • Incompetech (online) - royalty free sound effects
  • Inkscape (open source) - vector drawing tool, great for creating logos
  • Paint.Net (PC) - image editing
  • Pics4Learning (online) - copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students
  • Piq (online) - create pixel art, great for creating avatars
  • Seashore (Mac) - image editing
  • Sliderocket (online) - presentation creator
  • Stock.xchng (online) - free stock images
  • SumoPaint (online) - paint & image edit
  • Tagxedo (online) - generate word clouds with cool shapes
  • VectorOpenStock (online) - free vector images
  • VoiceThread (online) - tell a story with images & voice
  • Wordle.net (online) - generate word cloud image

Funding Resources

  • IndieGogo - a funding raising platform for campaigns
  • KickStarter - a funding raising platform for creative projects
  • Left Tilt Fund - fund organizations that address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice through community-based organizing, education, legal advocacy, and other innovative means
  • Pepsi Refresh Project - a funding platform based on social media interaction with vote-casting happening every month

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