Apr 24

Educators’ Network for Social Justice 10th Annual Teaching Conference is Saturday, April 29

The Educators’ Network for Social Justice Conference is being held Saturday, April 29, at the Indian Community School in Franklin, Wisconsin.

For more information and to register, visit this Eventbrite site.

Below is a description of the conference from Eventbrite:

In our quest to advocate for educational justice by promoting social justice curricula, cultivating our political understanding, and mobilizing for collective actions to create change, Educators’ Network for Social Justice invites you to join us for a day of insightful workshops designed to strengthen our teaching practice. Workshops are facilitated by socially conscious educators and community members with a passion for their work and cover a wide range of social justice topics.

Our Keynote Speaker, Patty Loew, is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and affiliated with American Indian Studies, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the School of Human Ecology Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies. Her research interests lie in television documentary production, diversity, and Native American media. A member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, Patty is particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights. She has authored several books including “Native People of Wisconsin,” a social studies text used by 15,000 elementary school children. She has authored dozens of scholarly and general interest articles on Native topics and produced scores of Native-themed documentaries that have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country. For additional information on Patty and links to her work, please visit www.ensj.weebly.com.

Registration begins at 8:15 AM. Keynote begins at 9:00 AM.

A box lunch from Colectivo will be provided. For participants with special dietary requests, there is a gluten-free vegan option.

Early Bird online ticket discount is available through April 22, 2017. After April 22nd, full price tickets can be purchased on site for $45 (Individual) or $20 (High School/Undergraduates) on a first come, first served basis. However, lunch cannot be guaranteed.

Co-sponsored by: Indian Community School, Milwaukee Teacher Education Association, Colectivo Coffee, Wisconsin Education Association Council, WEA Academy, Rethinking Schools