Why Us?

Events in the U.S. serve to remind us that racism and other forms of oppression impact our schools and communities. Educators and allies must work together to create equitable and just classrooms, institutions, and communities. Anita Crawley, Pascuala Herrera, and Stephanie Burrell Storms have partnered to develop Educators 4 Equity and Justice (E4EJ).

Our Story - Passion for equity and justice reunited!

We met 30 years ago at William Rainey Harper College, a community college in Palatine, Illinois. Anita Crawley and Stephanie Burrell Storms worked as counselors and Pascuala Herrera, as a Disability Specialist. We immediately connected because of our similar values and views about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. Not only did we participate in several diversity initiatives together at Harper College, we became friends. We parted ways when Anita relocated to Maryland and then to California. Stephanie left Harper to pursue a doctorate at UMASS Amherst and then took a faculty position in Connecticut. Pascuala remained at Harper College until retiring in June 2020.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we reunited around our passions for diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Our partnership resulted in the development of Educators 4 Equity and Justice. Online learning provided a platform for us to join together and build on the work we started so many years ago.

Our Mission

To provide online courses to those interested in learning how to create equitable and inclusive classrooms, institutions, and communities.

Our Instructors

  • Leaders in Social Justice & Equity Education

  • Skilled Scholar-Practitioners

  • Diverse Representatives of Multiple Identity Groups

  • Passionate about Equity and Justice in Education

Who Are These Courses For?

  • P-16 educators who want to develop strategies to make their classrooms accessible, welcoming, and inclusive.

  • Community service providers who want to ensure that everyone feels welcomed by their programs and services.

  • P-16 administrators charged with leading programs and services for underrepresented and marginalized populations.

  • Community members who want to understand how to leverage their power and privilege for social change.

We invite educators and community members from across the United States to participate in our courses to learn skills and strategies to create an equitable and just world one course at a time. We look forward to your joining us on this journey!

Try Us – Self-enroll in the free, self-paced online course Implicit Bias in the Classroom