Social Justice Learning

WILL Education has created social justice learning space with educational resources and materials to help guide critical conversations around other people’s experiences with the hopes of achieving a more equitable and quality society. The first topic explores race and racism in America.


News Local/State - August 12, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s August 12 COVID-19 Address

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing covering the state’s address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at 2:30 pm. 

The 21st Show - August 12, 2020

Can College Students Be Trusted To Social Distance?

Colleges across Illinois are set to begin classes in the next few weeks, with some students already beginning to move onto campuses. Can universities really expect that college aged students will follow safety guidelines? The 21st is joined by a student panel and an expert on human development and family studies to hear more. 

Lebanese flag

The 21st Show - August 12, 2020

Lebanon Explosion

A massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon killed at least 171 people and injured thousands more. The 21st hears from the Lebanese community in Illinois and someone who is on the ground in Beirut now.

Victor Shi, youngest Joe Biden delegate in Illinois

PBS NewsHour

The 21st Show - August 11, 2020

Interview: Victor Shi, Illinois’ Youngest Biden Delegate

With the Democratic National Convention approaching rapidly, delegates from across the country will cast their votes to make the party’s presidential candidate selection official. The 21st speaks to Illinois' youngest delegate about remotely casting his vote for Biden this year. 

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The 21st Show - August 11, 2020

Which Woman Will Be Biden’s VP Pick?

With Joe Biden’s announcement expected any day — The 21st got to wondering: what sort of influence will a female candidate — potentially a female candidate of color — have on the campaign, and politics more generally? The 21st speaks to a politico correspondent and experts on political science to hear their answers.

Nina Mitchell, DeKalb Valedictorian 

The 21st Show - August 10, 2020

DeKalb Valedictorian Makes History

Being class valedictorian runs in the family of Nina Mitchell. She is the first African-American to be first in her class in DeKalb this year. She talked with The 21st about her motivation, her grandmother's similar feat and why she turned down some Ivy League schools to attend the University of Illinois this fall.

Students are brought to school by their parents in Rostock, Germany Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to resume regular school operations throughout the state. About 150,000 students are expected to attend their schools.

Bernd W'stneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa via AP

The 21st Show - August 10, 2020

Other Countries Return To School

By June, more than 20 countries had reopened schools, and some — like Taiwan, Sweden, and Nicaragua — never closed in the first place. The 21st talks to an education reporter and two individuals from Science Magazine about looking to other countries as a blueprint to go back to school. 

The 21st Show - August 10, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: School District Reopening Plans

As soon as this week in some Illinois districts, K-12 students will be heading into the classroom or to their kitchen table for virtual learning. The 21st discusses what some of those school district plans in our listening areas — and some of the latest on changes to university reopening plans.

The Los Angeles Opera ensemble performing Mozart's The Clemency of Titus.

Los Angeles Opera

Afternoon at the Opera - August 08, 2020

The Clemency of Titus

Enjoy the Los Angeles Opera's performance of Mozart's The Clemency of Titus.

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