15th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference

“Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”


 Online – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Keynote Panel

“Teaching for Joy and Justice in Dangerous Times”

U.S. and Canadian teachers will share stories of how they teach for joy and justice in these 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. 

2022 Conference Program

Link to conference resources like FAQs and Sched tutorial coming soon 

We seek out and strive to offer workshops that:

·       Express a social justice perspective

·       Are hands on and practical

·       Give participants a chance to talk to one another


Please plan on joining us for this year’s online conference on October 22nd. Clock hours and PDUs will be available.

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CLICK HERE for past conference programs and keynote videos.