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Teaching is Political: A Convening to Enact Education Policy Change

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this in-person, half-day session, members of Radical Pedagogy Institute will gather with other interested New Jersey educators  to organize initiatives to enact education policy change.

Event Description

The first half of the session will be dedicated to a group exploration of the political landscape of the New Jersey education system. In this exploration, participants will identify pressing district-level and legislative action that is needed to create a re/humanized and just education system for New Jersey PK-12 students and educators, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, students of color, English language learners and/or queer. Actions identified will be the basis of the working groups that participants will engage in during the second half of the session. Each working group will develop an action plan for its designated issue.

This workshop will provide educators with a better understanding of the current attacks on critical race theory, ethnic studies, and LGBTQ+ inclusive education in the context of New Jersey’s Amistad bill and the AAPI, Diversity and Inclusion, and Individuals with Disabilities and LGBTQ legislative mandates. Each of these legislative mandates is directly tied to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

This in-person session will take place on June 11, 2022, at Rutgers University-Newark, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration for the event is $25.00. Interested educators can register at https://radicalpedagogyinstitute.com/2021-2022-professional-development-schedule/#sessionregistration through June 10, 2022.

Morning refreshments (coffee and pastries) will be available.

For more information, email Brandie Waid at b.waid@radicalpedagogyinstitute.com.