Discussion topic #1: One common thread for educators is the belief that our work in multiple disciplines can speak to societal inequities and offer greater options for all students. Some have called this a “social justice” pedagogy, meaning that teaching/learning practices can support learners in thinking critically about society in ways that can lead to systemic changes (as opposed to a “socially-just” pedagogy that aims to prepare all learners for success in our current social system). Based on what you have experienced, read, and learned through past dialogues, what does it mean to be a social justice educator? How might culturally-responsive pedagogy support a social justice pedagogy? (A related question: do you identify as a social justice educator? Why or why not?) If you mention texts, lessons, films, media clips, etc. please share citations so that we may find and reflect on them too.