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Student Social/Environmental Justice Conference


Dear Rethinking Schools friends,

On March 8th, the World Affairs Council is hosting a "Tend the World Youth Forum" at Portland State, focusing on the intersection of environmental justice and social justice. It promises to be a wonderful day. Rethinking Schools writers and editors offering sessions include Bill Bigelow, Moé Yonamine, and Michelle Nicola, along with students of Tim Swinehart.

Open to all Oregon high schools. Details here:

We're excited to announce the Tend the World Youth Forum on Wednesday, March 8th at Portland State University: http://worldoregon.org/youthforum2017. This year we will explore the global link between the environment and social justice, offering workshops, resources, an action fair and networking opportunities for high school students. We’re excited to kick off the day with youth led workshops sharing their climate change action projects. In the afternoon, we will explore school garden education, the status of climate refugees, the future of the world’s forests. In addition, we will look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, environmental stewardship, community organizing and much more!

If you would like to bring a delegation from your school, please register soon! http://worldoregon.org/youthforum2017. The event will fill up fast (each school is allowed to bring a delegation of 10 high school students and 2 chaperones).

• Topic: The Global Link Between the Environment and Social Justice
• Wednesday, March 8, 2017
• 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
• Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
• $125 Group Registration admits 10 students and 2 chaperones (includes lunch and a copy of
A People’s Curriculum for the Earth)

We hope to see a delegation from your school!

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.