TJE’s 2019-2020 Practitioners in Residence

Event flyer with honey combed-shaped pictures of PIRs Roxana Duenas, Jorge Lopez, & Eduardo Lopez
UC Davis event flyer for “Resistance, Resilience and Reimagination” in January 2020.

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. Roxanna, Jorge, and Eduardo also spent their time with TJE writing a chapter for Transformative Justice in Teacher Education (Winn & Winn, Harvard Education Press).

TJE Announcements

What to Look Forward to in 2020-2021 with the TJE Center!

July 08, 2020

TJE's theme for 2020–2021 is “Futures Matter: What is the Future of Transformative Education?” As we anticipate and prepare for the future (5, 10, and 20 years out) throughout this coming year, all TJE programming and activities will be implemented virtually to maintain safe and inclusive operations in the face of COVID-19.

Here are a few programs, publications, and projects to look forward to:

Transformative Justice Studies in Sacramento

July 08, 2020

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

July 08, 2020

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.