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NW Teaching Social Justice Conference this weekend

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We are just a few days away from the 8th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference! Saturday, Oct. 17th. We now have more registrants at this point than for any previous conference. Have you registered? If not, please register right away. www.nwtsj.org

We have over 60 workshops on everything from teaching poetry for social justice to "Black Students' Lives Matter" to queering sex education to teaching for social justice in communities of privilege. We'll also feature panels on the lessons of the Seattle educators strike and building the opt out movement against standardized testing. Our keynoter, David Stovall, is a professor, teacher, and community activist from Chicago, who will share stories from the important education justice struggles going on there.

New books will be available at the Rethinking Schools exhibit, and dozens of community groups will also be displaying as part of our Resources Fair.

The full program is online at www.nwtsj.org.

When: Saturday, October 17th
Where: Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle
Cost: Just $30; students and pre-service teachers: $5
(Note that October 9th was the last day we could guarantee lunch for registrants.)

We still have people who need rides to Seattle. Do you have one you can share? Contact Bill Bigelow, bill@rethinkingschools.org.
If you need housing help, please contact Peter Henry: henry_pet@msn.com.

Come to learn, to teach, and to be inspired.

Sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Social Equality Educators, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

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.