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Title: Foundations of Teaching for Social Justice
START DATE: 6/3/2010
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: Lower 9th Ward
Location Details:
1740 Benton St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Event Topic: Education
Event Type: Lecture/Teach-in
Contact Name: Kyle Meador
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
The school year is almost over, but our struggle to achieve equity and justice for the young people of New Orleans must continue. Crescent City Essential Schools (CES-NOLA), an emerging New Orleans affiliate center of national Coalition of Essential Schools, and Our School at Blair Grocery, an innovative independent school in the Lower 9th Ward serving at risk youth ages 13-19, invite educators from across the city to participate in Foundations of Teaching for Social Justice, a unique, grassroots, summer workshop series designed to build a solidarity network of teachers across New Orleans committed to meaningful change in our classrooms, schools, communities and society while growing our collective strength and capacity to make education a practice of freedom for New Orleans students and schools.

Together, as educators, organizers, artists and cultural workers striving for a common vision, we will build community, capacity and agency to provide meaningful learning experiences for young people that utilize the best practices in education, offering learner-centered, outcome-based, transformative, place-based and feedback-driven teaching through experiential projects. The Foundations of Teaching for Social Justice series will include community building, shared readings, meaningful dialogue, curriculum exchanges, guest speakers, and more and is focused on the engaging effective, equitable and sustainable social justice based transformation in New Orleans schools.

By building connection and trust with each other, in spaces uniquely devoted to socially conscious educators we support transforming the landscape of education. We’ll meet every other Thursday all summer long, beginning June 3rd, 4-6pm with “Knowledge, Identity and Communities of Practice”. From 4-6pm we’ll explore together the essential question: How do we build a community of educators dedicated to sustainable educational transformation and social justice?

Come early to participate in a community work day and support the sustainable redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward, and stay after to join us for a community dinner.

Workshops will take place at Our School at Blair Grocery in the Lower 9th Ward. 1740 Benton Street.

Cost is $35 per workshop or $200 for the whole series (8 workshops). For more information and to register, contact Kyle Meador at

Tentative schedule of workshop topics for the Foundations of Teaching for Social Justice summer workshop series:

June 3 ------------ "Knowledge, Identity and Communities of Practice"
June 17 ---------- "Changing the Discourse in Schools"
July 1 ------------- "Uprooting Racism: Building Alliance Across Difference"
July 15 ----------- "Making Learning Matter through Service"
July 29 ----------- "Transforming Conflict: Restorative Justice in Classrooms and Schools"
August 12 ------ "Critical Pedagogy for Post-Katrina New Orleans"
August 26 ------ "Translating Our Intentions into Action: Going Back to School with Purpose"
Sptember 2 ---- "Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community"

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