'We are not drowning! We are fighting!' Teaching About Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights

Thursday, May 20th at 4:30 PM. Join here!

Please join Roosevelt High School teacher and Rethinking Schools editor Moé Yonamine, as she shares curriculum she has developed to highlight the impact of climate change on Indigenous peoples across the Pacific — and their inspiring resistance and resilience. Moé will demonstrate classroom-tested activities that explore historical and recent experiences of different island territories and nations, especially focusing on the Pacific Climate Warriors movement.

Sponsored by the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and Portland Association of Teachers.  All are welcome. 

OEA 2021 Summer Conference Register Today

July 19-23, 2021--Virtual Conference through OEA Events App

The OEA 2021 Summer Conference is virtual this year and offers a wealth of workshops and seminars covering topics most important to our members in their classrooms, community, and union organizing. 

Each morning will start with two content sessions, with opportunities for networking and office hours in the afternoons. OEA values your time, and encourages you to register for the courses that best meet your learning needs and your personal schedule. 

Download the program for the whole schedule and topics lined up for that week. A condensed participant agenda is also available. 

Upcoming and Continuing Events

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Every Friday in May, 3:30 PM: Asian and Pacific Islander Educators: Affinity Space

May 20, 4:30 PM: 'We are not drowning! We are fighting!' Teaching about climate change, Island solidarity, and Indigenous rights 

July 19-23, 2021: OEA 2021 Summer Conference

Rep Assembly and Committee Meetings

  • May 19, 4:30-6:30 PM: PAT Rep Assembly 
  • May 26, 4:30-6:30 PM: Advocacy Committee
  • May 26, 4:30-6:30 PM: Substitute Committee

For all upcoming events, please see the PAT calendar and OEA calendar.