The Racial Justice in Early Math (RJEM) Project is committed to fostering racial justice in the math teaching and learning of young children.
Established in 2019 as a collaboration between the Erikson Institute and the University of Illinois Chicago, RJEM creates opportunities for community members, teachers, school administrators, researchers, funders, and policy makers to:
- Identify key issues of racial injustices in early math education.
- Create spaces for robust reflections on the complexities of white supremacy, antiblackness, xenophobia, and other forms of racial violence.
- Develop responsive practices that foster racial justice in early math education.
- Reimagine educational systems that protect the right of historically marginalized children to flourish in early math.
Below are all the ways you can get involved or learn more about this important topic.
Become a Fellow
The RJEM Teaching Fellowship is a one-year professional development, mentoring, and research opportunity intended to support kindergarten teachers for the 2023-24 school year.
Sign the Call
We call on the field of early mathematics education to name and dismantle white supremacy and anti-Blackness in all of their manifestations. We invite those to seek out, participate in, and create opportunities to answer this Call.
Explore Our Resources
We are collecting articles, videos, and other resources in our Idea Library to act as an ongoing hub for those who want to learn more about how racial justice and early math intersect and can be addressed in the world.