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Building a New Educational Justice Movement: A Town Hall Conversation With Community Organizers, Educators, and Scholars

Sun, April 15, 8:15 to 10:15am, New York Hilton Midtown, Floor: Second Floor, Beekman

Session Type: Invited Speaker Session


This session brings together community organizers, education activists and publicly engaged scholars to discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a new educational justice movement committed to racial equity. Building this movement has become all the more urgent under the new administration and a resurgent white supremacist movement. This session will highlight accomplishments of the movement in challenging privatization and the school to prison pipeline, and advocating restorative justice, sustainable community schools, and culturally relevant curriculum. We will also address the challenges the movement faces in tackling deep-seated and systemic racism, creating alliances between communities of color and teachers unions, and finding ways to connect the struggle for educational justice to broader movements for economic, racial and social justice.

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