The NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference is this Saturday


Come to learn, to teach, and to be inspired

Saturday, October 17th
Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle
Cost: $30; students and pre-service teachers: $5

We are just a few days away from the 8th Annual NWTSJ Conference on Saturday, Oct. 17th. There are more registrants at this point than for any previous NWTSJ conference. But, there is still time to register at

There will be over 60 workshops on everything from teaching poetry for social justice to “Black Students’ Lives Matter” to teaching for social justice in communities of privilege. There are also panels planned on the lessons of the Seattle educators strike and building the opt out movement against standardized testing. The keynote speaker, David Stovall, is a professor, teacher, and community activist living and working in Chicago, who will share stories from the important education justice struggles going on there.

New books will be available at the Rethinking Schools exhibit, and dozens of community groups will also be displaying as part of our Resources Fair.

The full program is online at

If you need housing help, contact Peter Henry:

Sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Social Equality Educators, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

Here is a short video of David Stovall talking about public schools:

See you there!

Dora Taylor

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