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NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference -- Program now posted


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

The Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference is now less than three weeks away! Please register for the conference at www.nwtsj.org. Saturday, October 29, Madison High School in Portland.

Go to our website and check out the amazing, brilliant workshops we have this year. Click on "Current Program" on our homepage. This is still in draft form, but will give you a sense of the diverse and remarkable offerings for the day.

Keynote speaker is Kevin Kumashiro, founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education. The conference also features workshops from Rethinking Schools editors and writers.

Please register by October 17 to guarantee lunch for the day. www.nwtsj.org

See you there.

NWTSJ Conference Organizing Committee

P.S. Join Rethinking Schools and the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee, along with APANO (the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon), 350PDX, Sierra Club, Portland Association of Teachers, the Climate Action Coalition, and the Oregon Writing Project for an afternoon with poet and activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands: "From the Frontlines of Climate Change to Our Classrooms" -- Friday, Oct. 14, 4-6 pm at the Portland Association of Teachers: 345 NE 8th (near Benson High School.) https://www.facebook.com/events/1781099322103451/

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.