“It was not until 1996 that a teacher and a teacher aide were killed in a school shooting.
But it wasn’t until 2007 that a school nurse was killed by a teacher who was teaching a sex education class.”
-Anita Hill, activist and founder of Black Lives Matter, 1995-2008 source Google Search article “This is about the time when we were talking about ‘safe spaces’ and what it would mean for the students to be able to come into school with a teacher.”
-Cynthia McKinney, founder and president of the Black Lives Movement, 1995 source Google Tech (Canada).
“The first thing you have to do is recognize that what we’re doing is empowering the students and teaching them to take responsibility for their own safety.”
-Sue Johnson, founder of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Chicago, 1995 article “If you don’t have a safe space, you’re not teaching them about safety.”-J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 1994-1998 article “The reason that we didn’t have safe spaces in the 1970s was that teachers and administrators didn’t want to see a student in a safe environment, because they were afraid that the student would be victimized.
The safe space was created in response to that fear.”
-Elizabeth A. Johnson, professor of education at the Graduate Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995