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Propose a Workshop for the NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference.


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

Our 9th annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference will be held at Madison High School in Portland, Saturday, October 15. Those of you who have attended past conferences, know how an NWTSJ conference is a festival of ideas and inspiration.

Please consider proposing a workshop. Go to our website, www.nwtsj.org. Click on Workshop Application Proposal in the upper left. We'll accept proposals until July 1st.

Past workshops include: Chinese Laborers in the Pacific Northwest; Gentrification: Teaching About Race and Dispossession; Indigenous Peoples Confront the Climate Crisis; My Baby Rides the Short Bus; Queering Elementary Education; Race, Place, and Food; Slam Poetry: Cross-cultural Collaboration; Testing, Charters, and Strikes; Talking About Skin Color with Young Children; STEM Teaching for Social Justice; and Building an Opt-Out Movement in Your Community.

Our keynote speaker will be Kevin Kumashiro, dean of the School of Education at University of San Francisco, and author of Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice.

The Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference is sponsored by Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Oregon Save Our Schools, Seattle Area Social Equality Educators, Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

Bill Bigelow
for the NWTSJ Conference Organizing 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.