We are not planning an in-person conference this year. Stay tuned as we develop alternative plans to connect with Northwest social justice educators.
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Madeloni
Why Social Justice Educators Need to Be Union Organizers
We were thrilled to have Barbara Madeloni as the 2019 keynote speaker. Madeloni is the Education Coordinator at Labor Notes. From 2014 to 2018, she served as president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association where she played a key role in revitalizing the 116,000-member union and defending teacher rights and quality public schools.
CLICK HERE to watch the 2019 keynote
Register via the conference app Whova.
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
For more information, or to submit a workshop proposal, click here.
Over 1,300 educators, students, and parents participated in last year’s Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice. The conference offers the opportunity for participants to build social justice networks of people, knowledge, and resources.
The Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Resources Fair is an extension of our annual conference. We welcome nonprofit, social justice organizations that support the mission of the conference, and whose practice demonstrably aligns with our aims. We share the perspective of our co-sponsor Rethinking Schools, which is “dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.” Like Rethinking Schools we strive to “promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice.” We strive to work for peace and justice not only in the United States, but throughout the world, and oppose war, militarism, colonialism, and occupation.
If you are interested in applying for this year’s Resource Fair, please complete the Resource Fair Info Form. Registration for the Resource Fair will begin in mid-August, however you can submit the info form any time. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some past Resource Fair participants include:
- Asian Counseling and Referral Services
- Coffee Strong
- Community and Parents for Public Schools
- Cross Cultural Connections
- Haymarket Books
- Institute for Human Education
- Rethinking Schools
- Seattle Solidarity Network
- Sustainable World Coalition
- Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
- YES! Magazine
We are thrilled to have Barbara Madeloni as this year’s keynote speaker.
Madeloni is the Education Coordinator at Labor Notes. From 2014 to 2018, she served as president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association where she played a key role in revitalizing the 116,000-member union and defending teacher rights and quality public schools.
on Teaching for Social Justice
“Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”
Saturday October 19, 2019
8:00 – 4:30
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126
Forms will be available at the end of the day on a designated table (info will be posted at the conference).