News & Updates

Join #HumanRightsChat

Online Conversations are back! Join #HumanRightsChat #HumanRightsChat is a discussion between human rights activists on Twitter. Our Oct 5 topic is Balancing Activism & Self Care.

We understand this work is challenging. Activists are often exposed to distressing situations. A core element of New Tactics’ methodology is that we must take care of ourselves – because we are our most valuable resource.

We’ve convened an impressive lineup of leaders in wellness and resilience to contribute. We encourage YOU to join this dialogue to:Reflect on your work by sharing your experiencesLearn from others’ experiences and find new tacticsConnect with new allies and create new communities of practice

The Black Census Project

The Black Census Project is an ambitious data project is undertaken by the Black Futures Lab. Their Deputy Director, Kristin Powell, will be our guest on the October 6th episode of Talking Data Equity. The aim of the Black Census Project is to conduct the largest survey of Black people in the US in 157 years. It is to ensure that Black people across the US are listed to and asked about rather than spoken about. If you want to host a Black Census Project House Party, get the info here.

Toolkit: Vote for the Planet Campaign

Why Vote For The Planet?

When we vote for the planet, we are voting for elected officials who shape the climate and sustainability policies of our schools, communities and businesses. Each vote is a vote for climate justice that protects future generations and those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Voters agree that in order to see systemic change locally and globally, climate justice must be addressed. In the United States:

  • Communities of color are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. People of color are more likely to die of environmental causes, and make up more than half of the population living near hazardous waste.
  • Historically discriminatory housing, education, employment, and healthcare policies have all increased the inequalities that place communities of color at higher risk of dangerous climate impacts. 


How to Design for Belonging and Inclusion in Your Organization

Presented by Susie Wise

Moderated by Marcie Bianco

Date October 19 & October 26, 2022

Time 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT / 2-3:30 p.m. ET


A Two-part 180-minute Live e-Certification Series:
Part I: Exploring Belonging [October 19]
Part II: Designing for Belonging and Inclusion [October 26]

We Will Explore:

  • Why belonging matters in organizations 
  • How to feel, see, and shape belonging and steer your team to success
  • How a design approach can support building greater belonging and reducing othering

Teach Climate Tips from Climate Generation

Stay up to date on the strategies that are being used to spread disinformation. While climate denial was once the champion of those attempting to muddy the waters of the climate change conversation, now false information about potential climate change solutions is rampant

Identify fake news with your students. Try the Factitous Game created by American University Game Lab in Washington, DC. The game asks players to read a short article to determine whether it is fact or fake and provides tips for recognizing false information and untrustworthy sources.

Dive into a great resource on climate misinformation from NCSE on the scientific consensus around climate change, and why there seems to be so much misunderstanding among youth, and adults, around it.

Practice the elements of The Stink Test to support students in building background knowledge and the skills necessary to be a discerning consumer of information.

Empower your students to know what is and isn’t factual information in today’s digital world using this digital literacy framework! Assist students in exploring what a reliable source looks like, and how to stop the spread of disinformation online.

Combat disinformation by using accurate, trusted sources. Visit the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) to search for K-12 lesson plans, activities, videos, and more. All 700+ resources have been reviewed by both scientists and educators and evaluated for scientific accuracy and educational quality.

Fact check like a scientist using this great video from Raven the Science Maven. We know the spread of disinformation is not only rampant within our student body, but also with our peers, our families, and sometimes, ourselves! Check out this great resource for making sure the news and information we share and digest is legit.

The Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards

Social justice education is essential in the current hostile learning environment created by censorship laws and policies aimed at prohibiting the teaching of honest history and further marginalizing LGBTQ+ students and educators. Helping children understand their own identities without devaluing others; encouraging them as they find the ways we’re all connected and deserving of respect; teaching them to recognize injustice and showing them how to act against it—this is the work of social justice education.

The Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards are designed to guide in the development of inclusive curricula to make schools safer and more just and equitable. The standards are divided into four domains: identity, diversity, justice and action. Walking through each domain one at a time can help you understand and apply each standard in practice so young people develop the skills they need to reduce bias and prejudice to make schools and communities safer places for all.