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Justin Cohen

Justin Cohen (he/him/his) is a writer, organizer, activist, and dad. His work explores how education, race, privilege, and public policy intersect. He cofounded Wayfinder Foundation and Neighbors Reimagining Public Safety. He is on the board of Friends of Abolitionist Place, helping to create a heritage center in downtown Brooklyn, committed to preserving radical liberation traditions. Justin has organized with No New Jails NYC, Racial Justice BK, Brooklyn Shows Love, WE ARE Educators for Justice, and others. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bklyner, Bright, Education Week, Education Next, and elsewhere. He has been an organizer in residence at Civic Hall and a writer in residence at the Carey Institute for the Global Good. He served on the education policy committee for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and has a BA in cognitive science from Yale. This is his first book.