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The 10th Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
October 21st, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Brian Jones
Brian Jones is an educator, researcher and activist in New York City.


Previous NWTSJ Conference Highlights:

Watch Kevin Kumashiro’s 2016 keynote address!
Fixing Systems; Demystifying Ideologies

We still need Watch David Stovall’s 2015 keynote address here!  We Still Need to Trouble the Water: Race, Revolution and the Struggle for Quality Education

Watch Curtis Acosta’s 2013 keynote address HERE   The keynote begins at the 5:30 mark!

Click HERE to watch the 2012 Keynote Address: Bob Peterson – “One Teacher’s Journey to Teaching & Organizing for Justice”

Click HERE to watch the 2012 Pannel
“Transforming Teachers Unions: How Can Unions be a Force for Social Justice?”  
Featuring: Adam Sanchez, Gwen Sullivan, Jesse Hagopian, Emily Crum, & Bob Peterson

Samples of Past Years’ Workshops:

  • Education & Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation
  • Taking Back the Statistics: Mathematics as a Tool for Inquiry
  • Cultural Cues for Working with African Americans
  • Facing Cancer: Social Justice Curriculum for the Biology Classroom
  • Interrupting Oppression in the Classroom
  • Supporting Undocumented American Youth in Uncertain Times
  • Gender and Sexuality 101
  • Unearthing the Voices Silenced by History
  • Towards Social Justice Unionism: Transforming Teacher Unions
  • Sharing the Power of Practice: Writing About Teaching for Social Justice for Rethinking Schools
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 1,200 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 Noah Zeichner:

Some past Resource Fair participants include:

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

11th Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

“Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”

Saturday October 21, 2017
8:00 – 4:30

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St
Seattle, WA 9812




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