(Re)connecting schools and communities: Leader activism as a mechanism to disrupt neoliberalism.

Salisbury, J., Richard, M., & Cosner, S. (2021). (Re)connecting schools and communities: Leader activism as a mechanism to disrupt neoliberalism. In A.D. Welton, S. Diem, & D. R. Owens (Eds.), Developing Anti-Racist Leaders. Bloomsbury.

This book chapter describes how three anti-racist school leaders in Chicago leveraged activist, community-oriented leadership practices to disrupt the impacts of neoliberal policies on communities of color. The chapter provides vignettes of each leaders’ strategies for conducting anti-racist, activist work. It then describes specific actions other leaders wishing to conduct this work may take to disrupt racialized neoliberal policy and recenter their schools as hubs within the community.