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Educators, students and parents are invited to attend the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference
October 17, 2015
“We Still Need to Trouble the Water: Race, Revolution and the Struggle for Quality Education”
8AM to 4:30PM
Chief Sealth High School, Seattle
A Human Face on War: Poetry and Art
Prison Labor Cycle: Players in a System
Building an Opt-Out Movement in Your Community
Papers Black Students’ Lives Matter Educating Activist Allies
Hashtag Essay Writing
OVER 60 Workshops in three different sessions
Register online at http://www.nwtsj.org
Hosted by: Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators, Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College, and Rethinking Schools magazine
Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian and I (Dora Taylor) will be hosting a workshop titled:
Testing, Charters, and Strikes, Oh My! : Resisting Corporate Education Reform in Seattle and Beyond
The Seattle area has been a hotbed of education activism in recent months, including significant victories in the defense of democracy and public education. In this panel discussion and conversation, local education activists Dora Taylor, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au will talk about the local movement to opt out of high-stakes testing, the political gains earned during the Seattle educators’ strike, and the recent Washington State Supreme Court ruling declaring charter schools unconstitutional here. Local strategies as well as implications and nation connections will be discussed.
I have found these conferences to be not only full of relevant information but also energizing and uplifting. It is a highly recommended event.
Education Reform 2.0
Personalization or Profiling?: Childhood in the Ed-Tech Era
Free and open to the public.
Alison McDowell with Wrench in the Gears
March 25, 2017
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Lake City Branch Library
12501 28th Ave, NE
Seattle, WA 98125
This is not the time to cower in a corner.
As my dad would say, "All the world loves a fighter, not the man who lies down bravely to die, but the man who fights like hell to live."
It's time to get up, stand up and fight the fight.
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
#BlackLivesMatter- We having nothing to lose but our Chains
People of color and Black people have been oppressed and suppressed by white privilege and white supremacy.
We have nothing to lose but our chains of oppression from last 300 years+ even as we have a white nationalist president sitting in the White House. So it time to march for Freedom and say our brother and sisters of color can no longer be oppressed and suppressed and as we lose our chains in unity.
We say "We are free FOREVER"
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March 8, 2017
Details to follow.
4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
Donald Trump wants us to #DressLikeAWoman! Lets show him how we do that!
Calling all women to come to rally and march against sexism, racial inequality, rape culture, pay inequality, hate crime and discrimination in the LGBTQ community, the discrimination of immigrants and refugees, domestic violence and for women's rights. Wear your "woman uniform" to be clear this simply means JUST BE YOU!
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“If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely to happen? Will you be silent? And if so, is this what the House Committee on Un-American Activities is really after — a silent, submissive, un-protesting America?”
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