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Paul Gorski

Associate Professor at George Mason University


Paul Gorski is a social justice and diversity activist.  His professional and spiritual passions lie in building movements and engaging in processes for creating equitable and just organizations, schools, and communities. Paul’s goal is continual transformation toward equity and justice within his self, within our communities and schools, and within society.


In addition to his associate professorship at George Mason University, where he helped

found and run an undergraduate program and minor in Social Justice and Human Rights, he is the founder of EdChange, a coalition of educators and activists providing professional development on educational equity, creating free resources for fellow educators and activists, and modeling a commitment to moving beyond celebrating the joys of diversity and toward equity literacy in schools and communities.

He has worked with schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, and other organizations all over the world to help build the competencies and literacies necessary to authenticate diversity and equity efforts. He has published more than 50 articles and eight books, focusing most recently on topics like poverty and educational opportunity, racial equity, and activist resiliency. He also has taught for the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, Hamline University, and the Humane Society University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his cats, Unity and Buster.            


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