NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference

“Teaching for Joy and Justice in Dangerous Times"

Oct. 22nd, ONLINE. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. Register here

U.S. and Canadian teachers will share stories of how they teach for joy and justice in the dangerous times we are living through. The panel will be moderated by Cierra Kaler-Jones, who is director of storytelling for the Community for Just Schools Fund, serves on the leadership team for the Zinn Education Project, and is a Rethinking Schools magazine contributor. Panelists include: Lizanne Foster, who began her teaching career in apartheid South Africa, has taught for many years in British Columbia, and now serves as the First Vice-President of the Surrey Teachers Association; Adam Sanchez, a high school social studies teacher in Philadelphia, Rethinking Schools editor and frequent contributor to the magazine; Erin Green, a 5th-grade teacher and now a doctoral student at University of Texas-Austin, who describes her social justice teaching in Rethinking Schools; and Ryan Oto, a Minneapolis-area 6th-grade teacher, who describes his work to support students and colleagues in The Critical Social Educator.

This event has more than 30 workshops scheduled across 2 workshop sessions, including:

  • Patterns of Air: Pathways for Indigenous Inspiration, Literacy, and Creativity
  • Black Girl Magic in School: How to Ensure Safety and Equity for Black Girls in the Classroom
  • We Are Water Protectors: Climate Justice for Elementary Students
  • Kūʻē: Standing Against Hawai’ian Land Dispossession
  • Nothing About Us Without Us: Integrating Principles of Disability Justice into Schools and Beyond
  • Does Our Library Reflect Me? Mathematizing Fairness of Children's Books
  • Teaching About the Intersections of Biology, Race, and Racism
  • Be Kind: How We Used Critical PBL in Response to the Uvalde School Shooting
  • It's a Big Fat Deal: How Schools Teach Contempt for Fat People and What We Can Do About It
  • Jewishness and Ethnic Studies: A Discussion of Intersectional Jewish Identities
  • Strategies for Supporting Undocumented Students and Families
  • Beyond Rescuer as Educator Identity