At this year’s conference, we celebrate the vision, strength and resourcefulness of students, educators and community members exercising power and creativity in the face of abandonment and dispossession. We stand firm in the conviction that the people and places in the Philadelphia school system are not disposable, but instead worth cultivating. Rather than disregard and erase our communities’ wisdom and knowledge, we strive to create a space that values this cultural wealth and uses it to ground our work for manifesting just communities and schools. Drawing from the power within leads us towards limitless possibility and real transformation.
Saturday, April 30 • 9:30 — 4:00
Folk Arts and Cultural Treasures Charter School
1023 Callowhill St.
Call for workshop proposals
We invite you to share a workshop with the social justice education community in Philadelphia. We welcome workshops that are focused on political education (e.g. intersectional analyses of how institutional oppression affects our students, our schools, ourselves as educators) and deeper understanding of the current context, curricular ideas, instructional strategies and teaching practice, presentations of community work and student-led presentations. We particularly encourage student-facilitated workshops. We will offer three tracks of workshops.
Restorative Justice and Healing Trauma
Teaching and Learning
Organizing for Just Communities and Schools
Call for student work
Please share examples of your students’ amazing work! Participate in the student work gallery that showcases students’ expressiveness and skill, and also provides models of what education for liberation looks like in action. Examples include visual art, memoir, poetry, digital media, student-led presentations/exhibitions
Call for tabling and lunch conversation facilitators
Do you have resources or curriculum to share? We will provide a table for you to display your work and offer it to others. We also invite you to sign up to host an informal lunch conversation around a theme of your choice.
We need your help to make the conference run smoothly. Consider volunteering to help us in a number of different ways.