Workshops, curriculum exhibits, resources, keynote program, books, and organizing for elected school board and to stop school closings.
Co-sponsored by Chicago Teachers Union and Rethinking Schools
For further info: www.teachersforjustice.org
This is the 12th annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair, a one-day conference attended by around 800 teachers, youth, and community members from across Chicago. Teachers for Social Justice is a 15 year-old grassroots organization of k-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, and other educators and community members. We have come together based on our commitment to education for social justice. We are working toward classrooms and schools that are anti-racist, multicultural / multilingual, and grounded in the experiences of our students. We believe that all children should have an academically rigorous education that is both caring and critical, an education that helps students pose critical questions about society and “talk back” to the world. We share ideas and curriculum, and support each other in our work. We are also an activist organization, working to get the voices of educators and parents into school policies and to improve education for all students, particularly in Chicago Public Schools.