A Social Justice Saturday:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

9:00am - 1:30pm

Presented by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Paul Curtis - Newbery Medal-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Closing Speaker: Cornelius Minor - author of the forthcoming book We Got This! Equity, Access & the Quest to be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

No tickets required. Free event open to teachers, administrators, and school & district leaders.

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How do we talk about charged issues with students in ways that empower their voices? What can we do to foster inclusive school cultures? For a third year, join us and our guest speakers to think through these important questions together.

Speakers Include:

  • Arlène Casimir-Siar
  • Sonja Cherry-Paul
  • Colleen Cruz
  • Mary Ehrenworth
  • Carla España
  • Audra Robb
  • Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
  • José Luis Vilson
  • Katy Wischow
  • Lee & Low Books
  • EduColor

Examples of Workshop Topics:

  • Promoting Advocacy and Empathy in Our Youngest Learners
  • Building a Transformative Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)
  • Teaching Racial Literacy in Predominantly White Schools
  • Eradicating Implicit Bias
  • Being Mindful of Trauma’s Effects on Children
  • Disrupting the Literary Canon
  • Curating a Social Justice Library
  • Teachers as Important Advocates in Education