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Teaching Social Justice Conference/Register Now

Dear Northwest Teaching for Social Justice friends,
We've been putting together the agenda for this year's NWTSJ conference, and it looks great. Many highlights. Curtis Acosta a brilliant teacher in Tucson's now-outlawed Mexican American Studies program will be keynoting, and in a workshop session, Acosta will show parts of the important film, Precious Knowledge, and answer questions. We've just added a session by the acclaimed singer/songwriter David Rovics -- "Troubador: Teaching people's history through music." Seattle teacher and Rethinking Schools editorial associate Jesse Hagopian will lead a panel discussion: "Scrap the MAP: How to boycott a standardized test." And Jill Freidberg will lead a session on her popular film about education and resistance in Mexico, Un Granito de Arena. Register today at www.nwtsj.org. And like us on facebook.
When: Saturday, October 19
Where: Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle
Details: www.nwtsj.org
And there will be lots of workshops by Rethinking Schools editors and writers, including Linda Christensen, Wayne Au, Adam Sanchez, Özlem Sensoy and Beth Marshall (editors of Rethinking Popular Culture and Media), Tim Swinehart, Brian Gibbs, Katy Swalwell, Noah Zeichner, Katharine Johnson, and Katie Kissinger. Topics include science fiction and social justice, teaching against Islamophobia, using the Hunger Games to teach social class, talking about skin color with young children, rethinking mathematics, education and capitalism, and many, many more.
Dozens of community organizations and publishers will also be displaying their wares in a Resource Fair.
Join us for this inspirational and idea-packed event. Re-ignite your commitment to social justice teaching and quality education for all.
See you in Seattle.
Bill Bigelow 
for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference organizing committee
P.S. The conference is sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators (Seattle and Portland), the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Save Our Schools, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

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.