Here are the main activities that will take place during Free Minds, Free People. You can find a schedule of these activities here.
Keynote and Plenary Panels
Teacher and Raza Studies professor Jeff Duncan-Andrade, #Blacklivesmatter co-founder Alicia Garza, activist and former Black Panther Ericka Huggins, and cultural studies professor Andrea Smith talk about race, class and education past and present.
Workshops and panels are opportunities for participants to learn and discuss practical ideas, strategies and techniques they can bring back to their home communities. They are presented by educators, youth and activists from across the country.
Assemblies are convenings facilitated by organizations and individuals working on a specific issue within education for liberation. In each convening participants can build toward national connectedness and collective action on that issue. We envision these assemblies as collaborative movement building and strengthening spaces within Free Minds, Free People.
This pre-conference intensive on Thursday afternoon will bring together educators from around the country in dialogue and skill-building. Workshops and speakers will focus on teacher activism, implementing education for liberation in the classroom, actively resisting the neo-liberalism agenda for our public schools, and organizing with students and communities. There is an additional $25 fee to participate in Radical Professional Development.