The Assembly A Journal for Public Scholarship on Education
Welcome to The Assembly! We are a graduate student run journal of education committed to creating a space online for all stakeholders in education to share their perspectives on the field with each other. We publish publicly oriented articles and dialogue essays once per semester written by scholars, teachers, family members, students, and other members of the field of education. We also aim to facilitate greater communication between these different members through active use of social media.
Special Issue Released!
The Assembly is announcing a special journal issue on place and displacement coordinated by the Urban Research Network. This special issue stems from a conference funded by the Spencer Foundation that brought together youth, community organizers, activists, educators, and university researchers to co-author articles based on their community-based participatory research collaborations in cities across the U.S. The issue is now released and is accessible here.
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The Race-Grounded Reciprocity Manifesto outlines a vision for cultivating partnerships with youth and community-based organizations in ways that center the dignity and validation of Black, Brown, and Indigenous leadership.
This article critically reflects on the process of youth organizing to build power against displacement from school pushouts across two geographic locations. The authors describe the ideological tensions that emerge in survey research with low-income youth of color who have internalized negative ideas about themselves and their communities while also collectively challenging those ideas.
This article provides a nuanced discussion of the work community organizers do with parents and young people of color dedicated to educational justice. Offering intersectional organizing as a strategy for building a united educational justice movement, the authors highlight the possibilities for creating cross-movement solidarity.
This article examines Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting transcripts to show that relationships between Colorado State University and the city of Denver are changing in racialized ways, as normative institutions remove people from land to fulfill economic ambitions, exemplifying theories about the spatialization of race and the racialization of space.
This article unveils experiences of displacement across two different geographic contexts among high school youth. The authors reveal the tensions embedded in the choice to write together across an intergenerational collective, exploring what it means to write as youth and as adults afraid to write for the youth.