Project Description

Journey for Justice Hearing. Department of Education
Journey for Justice Hearing. Philly Represented
Journey for Justice Hearing. Zakiyah Ansari – New York

On January 29th, 2013 the Department of Education Civil Rights Division heard from the people. Parents, Students, and Teachers voiced their concerns. 'Our schools are closing. Countless are phased-out. Turn-arounds and Co-Locations do not deliver a better education. We want a Sustainable Transformation Plan adopted.'
The hearing was a Journey For Justice, a cry from our citizenry. Through consistent pressure from organized parents, students and community school advocates, we are pleased to announce 'Victory! Still the struggle continues.
We understand that not everyone had an opportunity to speak and yet wish to. If you were unable to attend, did not have a chance to share your story, or would rather write than publicly speak, please pen a letter. We share some who did. (See Below) You can too.

Journey For Justice – The People Speak Through Letters

To Send A Reflection Address It To…

Department of Education, Civil Rights Division
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012;
TDD: 877-521-2172
If you choose please share it with us. Others do.

Let Us Never Forget FIRST THEY CAME FOR…

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.