A Social Justice Saturday, 09/16/17

| September 11, 2017

Join Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for “A Social Justice Saturday:  Leading in Troubled Times” on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Room number TBD. 

For more information, click here:  Social_Justice_Saturday_091617

Featured Speakers: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Janet Wong, Cornelius Minor, and Border Crossers

No tickets required. Free event open to teachers, administrators, and school & district leaders.

How can we launch the school year in the wake of this painful summer? How do we talk about charged issues with students in ways that empower their voices? What can we do to foster inclusive school cultures? For a second year, join us and our guest speakers to think through these important questions together.

Speakers Include:

  • Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney & illustrator Brian Pinkney
  • Poet and children’s book author Janet Wong
  • Teachers College Professors Detra Price-Dennis and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
  • Author Sonja Cherry-Paul
  • Racial Justice Education Consultants from Border Crossers
  • Cornelius Minor, Colleen Cruz, Mary Ehrenworth and other TCRWP staff developers

Examples of Workshop Topics:

  • Teaching Counter-Narrative in Writing Workshop
  • Developing Racial Literacy
  • Finding Beauty in LGBTQ Narratives
  • Trauma-Informed Writing
  • Being the Teacher Your Muslim Students Need in Today’s World
  • A Book Fair Celebrating Diverse Authors and Characters