Dear members, educators, dear all,
It is with sadness that we are witnessing the brutal attacks on teachers in a dark time, in 2020. Over the last eight months, five* historians, geographers, and one singer of historical songs have been victims of political, fanatic murder. We pay homage to their courage.
All terror and violence is wrong. Learn to Change is an organisation that advocates freedom of speech and capability for critical thinking. L2C will continue its work to prevent violence and to sustain societies that are democratic in which all can discuss and debate without fear of retribution. This applies to all. A genuine education for democracy is something we need to nurture and cherish, and teacher ae on the front line for this.
Learn to Change is upheld by the values of Human Rights and democracy. We will, in response, be proposing a series of actions (webinars, resources) on democratic values, and especially we want to address the issues of freedom of speech and violence in social media.
We are strengthened by our community of educators who act in courage to sustain democratic societies and the well-being of children, youth and all citizens, in equality, equity and respect for all sorts of diversities.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
With love and respect,
The L2C team