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NWTSJ Conference Proposal Deadline: July 1

Dear Northwest Teaching for Social Justice friends,
There are only a couple more days to get in your workshop proposals for this year's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Madison High School in Portland.
Proposals will be accepted through July 1st.  
Please consider joining the community of educators and activists who will be sharing their knowledge with conference participants. 
As part of the online proposal process on the conference website, you'll fill out a form and upload a workshop outline similar to the example we've posted here.  Or just go to www.nwtsj.org, and click in the upper left: "Workshop Proposal Application." If you encounter problems or have questions, write rfp@nwtsj.org.  
As always, we are looking for a diversity of workshops: those that demonstrate social justice teaching approaches in different disciplines and at different grade levels, those that offer insights about the state of public education and strategies to preserve and improve it, those that deal with broad school policy concerns ... Check out past conference programs on our website to see examples. 
And in addition to proposing a workshop, you can also register for the conference anytime. 
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.  And numerous Rethinking Schools writers and editors will be leading workshop sessions, too.
Sponsoring organizations include Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Puget Sound  Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators (Seattle and Portland), the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, and Rethinking Schools magazine. 
As a participant in past NWTSJ conferences, you know how inspiring and educational these are. Please make this next gathering even better.
See you in Portland.
Bill Bigelow for the NWTSJ 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.