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The idea for the Social Justice Song Index grew out of a discussion on the MCPavilion Email Discussion Forum about finding practical, effective ways to initiate discussions about issues such as racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia in the classroom. When several people suggested the use of popular music, others followed by compiling lists of potential songs, providing the initial content for this resource. Please feel free to SUBMIT A SONG for inclusion in the database.

Race & Racism

Economic Justice, Class, & Poverty

Age & Ageism

Gender & Sexism

Homophobia & Heterosexism

General & Other



The following people helped build this resource:

Lara Hausch, Michelle Talbert Lamboy, Patrick Courts, Kelly Sullivan, Richard Morales, Johanna Halbeisen, Ginny Kintz, Wendy McCann, Laura Reitz, Leslie Sirag, Kathleen Steele, Robbie Augspurger, Kimberly Simmons, Sue Kerr, Nancy Metz, Melissa Vincent, Sheena Demery, Jennifer AuCoin, Nicole Bouchet, Noah Lawrence, Abby Jamieson, Tom Corcoran, Ann McCarthy, Sarah Caldwell, Heather Guhl, Elaine Bazinet Smith, Megan Brazil, Loun Ruggeberg, Virginia Halstead, Matt Orr, Gregory Del Duca, Amanda Meers, Erica Snider, Andrew Valentine, Lindsay Jones, Julie Hewitt, Jessica Pennant, Kelly Gooch, Jan T. Kim, Naomi Swinton, Logan Clark, Christopher Caltagirone, Kari Musch, Don De Maria, Mark W. Nettles, Barbara Dieu, Jessica Tamez, Marjorie Hughes, Sarah Jane Montanam, Ed Kane, Mark Miazga, Abby Nardo, Dulcie MaDea Mueller, Andrea Butterfield, Rebecca, Gay Entwisle, Thad Leeper, Bill Meek, Andrea Phillips, Kylee West, Rasami Chaikul, Jo Marshallm Nathan Platt, Shane Rose, Leslie Kotter, Barbara Dieu, Randy Astramovich, Abby Nardo, Niki Harrison, Teresa Boyd, Christine Fields, Michael Russo, Barb Blackdeer-Mackenzie, Stephen Swanger

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