About Just Cities

Just Cities takes a critical look at social justice issues around race, poverty, and education in Baltimore and around the world.

Jessica Shiller, the blog’s author, is a Baltimore-based scholar and activist that devotes her scholarship, teaching, and community work to improving urban education. To engage in that work means focusing on the world inside and outside of schools. Her work focuses mainly on schools themselves, but the Community tab contains posts from people who are working on social justice issues in cities like (but not limited to) gentrification, environmental racism, and police brutality. All of these are issues that impact urban education, and working on them can make cities more just. The Community tab is a space where we can have a conversation about these issues, so please comment and join the dialogue.

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