This keynote will reflect on Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau’s experience as an educator, curriculum designer, leader, and activist who set out with two colleagues to apply social justice and educational theory to the creation of a Leaders of Social Justice in Education course. Amber will begin with the context of her work and positionality, the diverse cohort of change agents that were selected to build a movement of leaders, and the defining features of her educational milieu. Second, she’ll explain some of the literature that articulates the theory and research used to frame the overall project and the development of the Leaders of Social Justice in Education course. Third, Amber will share the Leaders of Social Justice Education course curriculum and website used to facilitate the cohort during the COVID-19 school closures. Fourth, she’ll articulate outcomes from the course and lessons learned. This will include a description of the “moral calling” of social justice education leadership, which requires: passionate determination, holding the space, unifying the collective, and a deliberate social justice leadership framework. At the conclusion of the keynote, Amber will offer ideas for other educators and leaders who are interested in developing social justice leaders in their context.