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Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference / Homestay requests


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

As many of you know, Portland has the honor of hosting the 3rd Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, on Saturday, October 2, at Madison High School -- flyer attached. (Go to www.nwtsj.org, to register.) Those of you who attended one or both of the first two conferences -- Seattle, 2008; Olympia, 2009 -- know what an inspiration it is to connect with so many people doing such fine work.

There will be people hoping to attend from as far away as Bellingham, Wash., and Vancouver BC. We would like to be able to offer housing to as many people as possible. Roosevelt teacher Catherine Theriault has volunteered to coordinate housing needs for out-of-towners and housing availability.  If you have an extra room (or couch) to offer, please contact Catherine at catherine.theriault@gmail.com.

And again, please register at www.nwtsj.org to attend the conference.


Bill Bigelow
for the Portland Area Rethinking Schools steering committee

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.