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Teach Climate Network Workshop: “We Will Not Drown, We Will Fight”: Teaching Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights

In this hands-on workshop from Climate Generation, participants will engage with a suite of teaching activities centering the resistance of Indigenous Pacific Island peoples to environmental injustice and the climate crisis. The workshop explores both historical and recent experiences of different island territories and nations through engaging in role play and in connecting with the […]

Dayo Gore on Want to Start a Revolution? Black Women Radicals Confront the Red Scare

On Monday, January 23, 2023, author Dayo F. Gore will discuss Black women radicals who were active in the revolutionary struggle during the period known as the Red Scare. Dayo F. Gore is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University, author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists […]

Jeanne Theoharis on Starring Mrs. Rosa Parks: Film Excerpts and Behind the Scenes Commentary


On Monday, February 6, 2023, author Jeanne Theoharis will discuss Rosa Parks’ activism prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, her trip to the Highlander Folk School, and the decades she dedicated to challenging racism in the North. This session will include clips from the new documentary The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, based on the book of the […]

Where Do We Go From Here?


How do we build the schools, classrooms, and learning communities that every student needs and deserves? What role do teachers play in creating these conditions and possibilities? Join Rethinking Schools and the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective as we continue the conversation among teachers and students, which we began in the January 2023 webinar Beyond “Schools […]

Teach Truth Day of Action June 10

It’s time to take action. . . . again. For the past two summers, teachers rallied across the country at historic sites to speak out against anti-history education bills and to make public their pledge to teach the truth. The teacher-led rallies received national media attention, providing a valuable counter narrative to the oversized coverage of […]

Resisting Debt, Funding Justice

What can we do to resist the growing student, teacher, and school debt? How does an economy increasingly reliant on debt shape our schools? What can educators do to teach about debt and inequality? Join Rethinking Schools and Debt Collective for a webinar to launch the special summer issue of Rethinking Schools about resisting debt and funding […]

Teaching About the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

On Monday, September 11, 2023, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veterans Courtland Cox, Jennifer Lawson, and Judy Richardson will discuss the SNCC Legacy Project and the importance of teaching about SNCC today. Attendees will be introduced to the new SNCC Legacy Project digital platform, an invaluable resource for teachers. The SNCC Legacy Project was established after the commemoration of […]

Censored Teachers Speak Out: Stories from the Fight to Teach Truth


About the Event Across the country, educators face extreme backlash for teaching the truth and creating inclusive classrooms. As of June 2022, the Washington Post identified at least 160 educators who lost their jobs or resigned because they taught about race or LGBTQ+ issues — and there are undoubtedly scores more who have been pushed […]

Blair L. M. Kelley on Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class

On Monday, October 16, 2023, author Blair L. M. Kelley will discuss her latest book, Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class, which uses personal narratives to highlight the community and networks of resistance that Black laborers built in the face of racism and segregation. Blair L. M. Kelley is an award-winning author and assistant dean […]

16th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference

16th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference “Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”  Saturday, October 21, 2023 9am – 3:30pm  Parkrose High School Portland, Oregon Keynote Speakers Charles E. Cobb Jr. is a former field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a journalist, and the author of a number of books including Radical […]

Michael Hines on the Fight for Black History in Schools

On Monday, November 13, 2023, historian Michael Hines will discuss his book A Worthy Piece of Work: The Untold Story of Madeline Morgan and the Fight for Black History in Schools, which details how African Americans educator activists in the early twentieth century created new curriculum around race and historical representation. Michael Hines is a historian of American […]