Join Us at These Upcoming Conferences

Join PAT members from across the city at the Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference on October 29th, and the Black Parent Initiative Conference on November 12th. 

Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference

Join us for a day of inspiring speakers, hands-on skills, and a chance to build connections with educators across the region. Register online here.

October 29, 2016
Madison High School

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Kumashiro, and dozens of workshops led by teachers. 

Conference: Sustaining the Village: Preserving Our Roots, November 12th

The Oregon Education Association is co-sponsoring the Educator Track at the 7th Annual Black Parent Initiative Symposium “Sustaining the Village: Preserving Our Roots” on November 12th. Dr. Joy DeGruy will work with educators exploring the effects of structural inequalities, beginning with the period of enslavement that impact African Americans and their communities today. Dr. DeGruy will explore culturally appropriate interventions with educators that support student success and help build our relationships with our African American students, families and communities. Lunch will be provided as well as an opportunity to work with educators from around the state. Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, and presenter, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome — America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives a practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society.

November 12, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Portland Community College - SE Campus
Lunch Provided
Space is limited!

Email your interest in attending to: kaye.grensky@oregoned.org