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Rethinking Schools Book Release Party - Rhythm and Resistance


Book Release Party - Rhythm and Resistance: TeachingPoetry for Social Justice

Date: 4:00pm PDT May 8 Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Great Hall

Rethinking Schools is excited to share Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson, with the Portland community and to get it into the hands of teachers and community activists. 

The book features Oregon Writing Project teachers and their students. At a time when students and teachers are smothered by testing, Rhythm and Resistance is a reminder of the larger vision of education.

We will share a few poems from the book as we talk about the urgency of keeping both our heads and our hearts in the classroom. 

We will provide some food and lemonade, but please feel free to bring food to share. And we’ll have plenty of copies of the book available for sale at a 20% discount and signing.

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.