Over 50 people representing nearly 40 organizations and institutions from across the New England region came together in Boston last Saturday, June 16th, to launch a new regional education for liberation initiative. The event, which was sponsored by the national Education for Liberation Network (EdLib) and the Providence, RI based Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR), brought together a diverse crowd of teachers, activists / organizers, youth leaders and researchers to develop a region-wide network, to share valuable resources and to collectively work towards building an Education for Liberation Movement. Check out the great photos below.
Some of the issues addressed during the event included teacher practice, ethnic studies, the privatization of public education, arts education, high stakes testing, and the National Student Bill of Rights, all of which were topics proposed by those attending the gathering.
The New England gathering is part of a series of regional gatherings, which are being organized by EdLib in order to help support and advance local and regional education rights efforts.
Inspired by this successful event, EdLib is committed to continuing building a New England region-wide network in support of education for liberation work and to building partnerships with local and regional organizations and institutions to develop sustainable movement-building capacity and initiatives aimed at addressing education rights issues such as privatization of public education and high stakes testing.