The Struggle for Justice

Written by Ian Cuevas

November 30, 2020

A few thoughts from our Pedagogical Director

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year of struggle. The struggle for justice with #Black Lives Matter and the refusal to allow this social injustice to go on any longer, the devastating impact of wildfires and climate events, the struggle to vote under demanding circumstances, the struggle to survive in the face of Coronavirus, and the struggle to believe in a better future for America. What happened to the land of freedom and possibility? Is there still hope?

Here at the Waldorf School of San Diego, we discuss race, current events, and future hopes. Many teachers are learning more about social justice issues, implicit bias, and racial equity in enrichment workshops over Zoom. This is one advantage we have gained this year, the ability to attend events using technology. It does not replace the human, personal experience but has allowed us to undertake many more educational journeys without leaving home.

The school has been transformed almost into a farm school with outdoor school classrooms. Everyone has adapted and risen to meet the challenge of outdoor education even through heat, rain, and cold. 

Teachers and students are truly happy to see each other. The magic of learning is possible under the most unusual circumstances. For who could have known that we would be teaching in tents in 2020?

Yes, there is hope for humanity. We are adaptable, and we find a way through adversity.

Just read the amazing speech of Cori Bush, the first Black woman from Missouri to be elected to Congress this past week.

Clare Knauss,

Pedagogical Director

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