Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference

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Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference

The Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference is a regional conference that brings together people in Western Massachusetts who are interested in social justice and equity in K-12 schools, early childhood classrooms, and the surrounding communities. 

Participants will co-create a space for young people, educators, activists, administrators, and scholars to connect and network, share and learn, dream and envision possibilities for developing education as a tool for equity and social justice. In this space, participants will have the opportunity to examine the specific regional challenges that young people are facing in our education system which are central to their lives and to the vitality of our communities. As we examine the challenges, we will also look to each other for visions and practices that can guide our work towards transforming education for social justice.

Save the Date

The next Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference will take place March 14, 2020 at UMass Amherst.

Conference Features

  • 1.5 hour workshops focused on regional topics and initiatives related to social justice and equity in education
  • Opportunities for powerful networking and connections with local educators and administrators as you share curriculum, lunch and facilitated conversation  
  • Youth-led sessions that provide opportunities to learn from young people and support the development of student leadership.
  • Participants may earn 10 PDPs by attending the full day conference and completing an additional assignment. Click here to read the full guidelines and see past assignment examples.

Theme

The 2020 conference theme will be Building Knowledge, Raising Consciousness, Taking Action. Conference sessions will cover a variety of social justice and equity topics as they relate to K-12 schools. 

For more information, contact:

Safire DeJong
Position: 
Social Justice and Equity in Schools Specialist
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5929
Email: 
sdejong@collaborative.org
Photo of Romina Pacheco
Position: 
Social Justice and Equity in Schools Specialist
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5574
Email: 
rpacheco@collaborative.org