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Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference
Free! Saturday, October 8, is the venerable Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference, held every year at Mission High School in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district. The theme for this year’s conference is “Teaching for Social Justice—Intersections of Teaching and Power.” Rethinking Schools editors at the gathering include Linda Christensen, Bill Bigelow, and Jody Sokolower, joined by frequent RS contributor Rachel Cloues, SF teacher-librarian. Check out the workshops and register today!
Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference
Saturday, October 29, is the 9th Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference, this year held at Madison High School in Portland. Keynote speaker is professor and activist Kevin Kumashiro, founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education. Rethinking Schools will be represented by editors Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, Grace Gonzales, Jesse Hagopian, Jody Sokolower, Moé Yonamine, along with many Rethinking Schools contributors. This conference is always a festival of justice and imagination and we know that this year’s gathering will be electric with conversation and idea-sharing. $30 includes lunch; $5 for students, including pre-service teachers. Co-sponsored by Rethinking Schools.
Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair
Saturday, November 19, is the annual Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair in Chicago, co-sponsored by Rethinking Schools. This year’s theme is “Defund Policing. Fund Schools and Communities.” This is always an inspirational sharing of resources. We will announce additional details about this year’s event as they become available.
National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
December 2-4 is the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, this year held in Washington, D.C. Rethinking Schools will be represented by the Zinn Education Project. RS editor Adam Sanchez will join Zinn Education Project staff and volunteers.