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Propose a Workshop for NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference

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Dear Portland Rethinking Schools friends,

Now that school is over, it's time to get serious about proposing a workshop for this fall's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, to be held Saturday, October 20th, at Portland's Madison High School. The conference is a grassroots effort and we depend on educators in Portland and throughout the Northwest to share their insights about imaginative, social justice teaching.

Please consider submitting a workshop proposal for the conference. Go to www.nwtsj.org and look in the “Workshops” column. If you encounter problems or have questions, write rfp@nwtsj.org. Examples of past workshops are also available at our website.

We are thrilled that our keynote speaker will be Winona LaDuke, longtime activist, writer, and executive director of Honor the Earth. LaDuke lives at the Ojibwe White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. She was featured in the new full-length documentary, First Daughter and the Black Snake.

As you know, last year's conference in Seattle was a joyful, inspiring, and thought-provoking gathering -- with about 1,350 educators from around the Northwest. Please consider contributing to conference by submitting a workshop proposal.

Thanks for your important work.

Bill Bigelow
for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference planning 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.