Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2020   
2020 Program

Keynote Speakers: 
Chenjerai Kumanyika and Demetrius Noble

Keynote Title: 
"Revolutionary Education at the Crossroads of Race, Class, and COVID"

Chenjerai Kumanyika teaches at Rutgers University, and is the co-executive producer and co-host of "Uncivil," Gimlet Media's Peabody Award-winning podcast on the Civil War. He also is a collaborator on Scene on Radio's "Seeing White" podcast. 

Demetrius Noble is a radical cultural worker and scholar-activist. He is a professor in the African American & Diaspora Studies department at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

2020 Program

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This year's workshops include:

  • “No One Leaves Home Unless”: Challenging the Myths of Immigration
  • Stolen Land: The Cycle of Hawaiian Land Theft
  • Gender Diversity in the Biology Classroom: Small Tweaks and Big Shifts 
  • Introducing the Black Panthers: A Mixer
  • Teaching the Radical Rosa Parks
  • Women of Color Circling Forward
  • The Way Forward with Ethnic Studies in Washington: A Discussion with Washington Ethnic Studies Now
  • #PoliceFreeSchools: The Movement for Counselors, Not Cops
  • NAACP Youth Council WA: The Youth Tell the Truth!
  • Warm-up Routines for the Anti-racist Mathematics Classroom
  • “We Will Not Drown, We Will Fight”: Teaching Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights
  • Sustaining Our Identities Beyond a Global Pandemic: BIPOC Educators Building Solidarity Through Testimonios 

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2020 Program 

The conference will open on the conference app Whova on October 14th @ 7:00pm

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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 

Programs

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.

Some past Resource Fair participants include:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services
  • Avivara
  • Coffee Strong
  • Community and Parents for Public Schools
  • Cross Cultural Connections
  • GirlStrength
  • GLSEN
  • Haymarket Books
  • Institute for Human Education
  • Rethinking Schools
  • Seattle Solidarity Network
  • Sustainable World Coalition
  • Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
  • YES! Magazine

2020 KEYNOTE:

Chenjerai Kumanyika
&
Demetrius Noble 

Keynote Title:

“Revolutionary Education at the Crossroads of Race, Class, and COVID”

Chenjerai Kumanyika teaches at Rutgers University, and is the co-executive producer and co-host of “Uncivil,” Gimlet Media’s Peabody Award-winning podcast on the Civil War. He also is a collaborator on Scene on Radio’s “Seeing White” podcast. 

Demetrius Noble is a radical cultural worker and scholar-activist. He is a professor in the African American & Diaspora Studies department at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

13th Annual
Northwest Conference
on Teaching for Social Justice

“Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”

Saturday October 17, 2020
Keynote 9:00 - 10:00 am 
Workshop Session #1
10:15 - 11:45
Break
Workshop Session #2
12:30 - 2:00

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