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Maisha Winn Named to Top Scholars List

For the second year, Prof. Maisha T. Winn is among the top 200 education scholars in the United States, according to American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess. Chosen from more than 20,000 scholars, Winn and others on the 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are recognized for moving ideas from academic journals into the national conversation and shaping educational practice and policy.

Sacramento Futures Matter

Join us on March 3rd  (4:00 to 6:00 pm) for Sacramento Futures Matter featuring TJE's 2021-2022 Practitioner in Residents: Latrise Madkins (B Street Theatre @ the Sofia); Maritza Davis (Sacramento Kings) Roshaun Davis (Unseen Heroes) and Danny Rolleri and Tiffany Wheldon (Oak Ridge Elementary).  Participants will have the opportunity to engage the panelists as we imagine the possibilities and futures for Sacramento and beyond.   

Women & Philanthropy Speaker Series: Maisha Winn and LeShelle May Discuss "Futures: Restoring Justice and Transforming Education"

On Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12 pm, the UC Davis Women & Philanthropy’s Speaker Series Maisha Winn and LeShelle May discussed: “Histories and Futures: Restoring Justice and Transforming Education."  Maisha Winn explored the intersection of justice and education and how her background has informed her career and her mission

We Can’t Go Back to Normal: Restorative Classrooms During COVID-19

COVID-19 is also changing the way schooling and education operate in the United States. Many important questions linger throughout the pandemic: Are schools going to open and stay open? Will teachers be safe while instructing in person? What happens to working parents who have to work outside of their homes while their kids learn virtually? What is the social-emotional impact on kids?

Study Focused on Black Children in 7 Sacramento Neighborhoods Shows Health Improvements Pushing Back Longstanding Racial Inequities (By Karen Nikos-Rose on February 26, 2021)

“This evaluation gives insight into effective strategies of how community leaders and organizations in partnership with government and philanthropic entities create change,” said Torry Winn, who was co-author of the study. “There were many challenges to overcome; however, hope for better futures was the driving force.” 

Maisha Winn called BCLC’s efforts a “progressive forward-thinking approach. The campaign is multi-layered, deep rooted, and a collaboration of elders, youth, educators, coaches, clergy, police, elected officials and nonprofit leads.” 

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN EDUCATION Transforming Teaching and Learning Through the Disciplines Edited by Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn (May, 2021)

“This book is aligned with Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn’s thoughtful and brilliant commitments to Restorative Justice, and charters new ground in the field of RJ by centering race, healing, mathematics, ethnic studies, science, and abolition. Each chapter is an opportunity to thrive, heal, and make Black Lives Matter in the classroom.” —BETTINA L. LOVE, AUTHOR OF WE WANT TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE

Intercollegiate Athletics forms partnership with UC Davis Transformative Justice in Education Center as part of department's on-going DEI efforts

The goal of this partnership is to develop a team-specific approach for student-athletes and coaches to build community together and engage in conversation around different types of injustice, while providing the student-athletes a sense of belonging on campus and enhance their development as current and future leaders on and off the court.


The GMA Inspiration List: Who's making Black history in 2021? Maisha Winn

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts nominates Maisha T. Winn

Maisha T. Winn is the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, and the co-founder and co-director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. Professor Winn’s research examines the ways teachers and adult allies for youth practice “justice” in the teaching of literacy.


Transformative Justice Studies in Sacramento

In July 2019, TJE Directors Torry Winn and Maisha Winn, along with Dr. Vajra Watson, received a $20,000 planning grant to develop an innovative learning experience. In February 2020, the Quarter @ Aggie Square committee selected their proposal as one of two programs to begin in Fall 2020.

Spencer Foundation Launch Small Learning Communities Second Convening

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Uprising occurring across the nation, TJE hosted its second Transformative Justice Teacher Education Learning Community gatherings (Funded by Spencer Foundation) in June.  With ever more relevancy, the scholars met virtually for three days to discuss and write on the topic The Future of Transformative Justice.

TJE’s 2019-2020 Practitioners in Residence

This year’s Practitioners in Residence (PIR) were Roxana Duenas, Jorge Lopez, & Eduardo Lopez.  The three seasoned classroom teachers, who taught together for more than a decade, visited UC Davis and conducted a workshop entitled “Resistance, Resilience and Reimagination.”  They shared their experience in 9th Grade Ethnic Studies at Roosevelt High School. They held a workshop for local educators in Sacramento at Soul Collective, a community-based nonprofit serving artist and activists.