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NWTSJ Conference: Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Workshop Proposals

Dear Northwest Teaching for Social Justice friends, 
As you know, last year's conference in Seattle was a joyful, inspiring, and thought-provoking gathering -- with more than 800 educators from around the Northwest. Next fall, we'll be back in Portland, and anticipate another great event. We'll be at Madison High School, Saturday, October 18th. Details at www.nwtsj.org. Please mark your calendar.
We want to encourage you to think about submitting a workshop proposal for the conference. Go to www.nwtsj.org and click on the "Workshop Proposal Applications" tab at the top of the page. This year you will be able to submit information about your workshop through a form on our website. As part of the online proposal process, you'll upload a workshop outline similar to the example we've posted here.  If you encounter problems or have questions, write rfp@nwtsj.org.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Enid Lee. Enid is a brilliant anti-racist educator, who works with school districts across the United States and Canada. One of our all-time most popular Rethinking Schools articles is her interview, “Taking Multicultural, Antiracist Education Seriously,” which was featured in the first edition of Rethinking Our Classrooms, and has been widely anthologized. Enid’s keynote talks are funny, poignant, informative, and inspiring. You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for your important work.
Bill Bigelow
for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference planning committee

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.