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Leading Equity

May 24, 2021

About Sawsan Jaber, Ph.D.

Dr. Sawsan Jaber is a global educator of 20+ years. She has held a variety of leadership positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Jaber is currently a high school English teacher at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park. She founded Education Unfiltered Consulting. She works with schools around the country on curriculum mapping, strategic planning, custom tailoring a social justice curriculum for schools, and anti-bias training. Dr. Jaber is a Board Director of Our Voice Alliance (OVA) charged with amplifying the voices of teachers of color to create more equity for students of color. She completed her Ph.D. with a focus on inclusion and belonging of students from marginalized communities. Additionally, Sawsan is one of the founders of the Arab American Education Network (AAEN). She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has focused most of her research on engaging students in equity work and advocating for Arab and Muslim students. She offers the experience of being a member of a minority group as the daughter of refugees from Deir Yasin, Palestine. Sawsan is a lifelong learner in an ever changing world. Dr. Jaber has been featured in several conferences and podcasts.

Show Highlights

  • Why we need to bring more awareness for our Palestinian families
  • Misrepresentation of Arab Americans and Muslim students
  • Historical significance regarding Israel and Palestine
  • What educators can do regarding the Israel-Palestine Conflict
  • Resources

Connect with Sawsan

Twitter: @SJEducate

Additional Resources

Books to Understand the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics

Loss of Land

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