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Subject Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Oct. 18


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We've been putting together the agenda for this year's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, and it looks great. Many highlights. The brilliant antiracist educator Enid Lee will keynote this year's conference, speaking on "Disrupting Systems of Racism in Our Districts, Schools, and Classrooms." We recently added Rethinking Schools editor Stan Karp to the program. Stan will be speaking on "Surviving School Reform: When the Reformers Come to Town.”

Register today: www.nwtsj.org

When: Saturday, October 18
Where: Madison High School, Portland

And there will be lots of workshops by Rethinking Schools editors and writers, including Linda Christensen, Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian, Adam Sanchez, Moé Yonamine, Tim Swinehart, Katy Swalwell, Chris Hawking, Andreina Velasco, Amy Lindahl, Hyung Nam, Noah Zeichner, Mark Hansen, Elizabeth Thiel, Katharine Johnson, and Katie Kissinger. Topics include slam poetry, climate change, “Who Rules the Schools?” talking about skin color with young children, “Latinos in Action,” disability advocacy, “Queering Elementary Education,” teaching social justice to children of privilege, organizing against standardized testing, and many, many more.

Dozens of community organizations and publishers, including Rethinking Schools, will also be displaying their wares in a Resource Fair.

Join us for this inspirational and idea-packed event. Re-ignite your commitment to social justice teaching and quality education for all.

See you in Portland on October 18th. Register now at www.nwtsj.org.

Bill Bigelow
for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference organizing committee

P.S. The conference is sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators (Seattle and Portland), the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Save Our Schools, 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.