Conference for Social Justice in Education at CI
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A gathering of Ventura County teachers and learners to share, plan, discuss, question, compare, support, and change what we do to achieve equity in our schools.
This year's theme: Organizing for Sustainable Change
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:30am-4:00pm
Where: CSU Channel Islands Grand Salon
2013 Theme: Organizing for Sustainable Change
The School of Education at Channel Islands (CI) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 5thAnnual Conference for Social Justice in Education. The daylong conference will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 on the campus of CI. The purpose of the event is to showcase the social justice oriented work being done in and around schools and educational institutions in Ventura County, to network with others who believe in the power and necessity of such work, and to learn from one another about how best to teach and learn in ways that promote equity, peace, and integrity in public education.
What does this year’s theme, “Organizing for Sustainable Change” mean?
The School of Education at CSU Channel Islands believes in: the ideals of social justice and democracy; each student’s right to equal access and equitable opportunities for learning; the value of reflective and deliberate inquiry and practice; each educator’s power to effect change and make a positive difference in students’ lives, in their classroom, school and/or community. We seek to advance the goals of social justice: to secure human rights for all; to promote equitable access to resources; and to build sustainable lives on a healthy planet.
In the context of this explicit commitment to working toward social justice in and through education, our conference theme this year is “Organizing for Sustainable Change.” In the four previous years, topics have led participants through experiences that both embraced and nurtured new critical understandings of themselves, schools, communities and the larger society. This year’s theme builds on the powerful scholarship of the previous conferences and highlights the essential process of organizing – that is, of networking, of building a common agenda, and of creating opportunities for collaborative impact that is sustainable over time.
What does it mean to promote “social justice”?
People who work for social justice recognize that not everyone has equal access to excellent educational resources, facilities, and experiences. People devoted to promoting social justice seek to interrupt schools’ tendency to reproduce social inequity. The goal of this work is to make our communities better for all—specifically those who may be minoritized based on special needs, ethnicity, language, gender, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual identity (among others).
Can I just attend the conference even if I don’t present?
Please do, and bring friends! Attendance is free and open to the public. Register online at http://education.csuci.edu/justice-conference/registration.htm. Walk-ins can register at the event on April 20 at 8:30, but we encourage online registration so we can plan efficiently for lunch (which will be provided free of charge by conference sponsors).
Where can I get more information?
Check the website: http://education.csuci.edu/justice-conference/faq.htm.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
- Tina Torres email@example.com or 805-437-8573