Workshops, panels, and presentations 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, organizers and activists from across the country.

About Resilience: Reconceptualizing Heath and Healing

Autonomous Education in Zapatista Communities

Beyond the Cage: Transformative Justice in Schools

Borders and Walls: From the U.S./Mexico Border to Palestine

Breaking Silence: Gender Justice and School Pushout

Brown People for Black Power in Oakland – Where it all Begins

Building White Anti-Racist Analysis and Praxis

But That’s not Fair! Using Debate to Dialogue About Social Justice Issues in the Middle School Science Classroom

Challenging Health Inequities and White Privilege through Image Theater

Challenging the Outdoor Narrative

Channeling Justice: ‘Zine Creation Workshop

Combating Stereotype Threat While Preparing Secondary Students for High Stakes Testing

Constructing Youth-Led Spaces of Decolonization, Radical Healing and Love

Convivial Community Research

“Co-Oper-Active” Learning: An Interactive Theatre Workshop Exploring Student Centered, Problem Based Learning

Created Equal: How Class Matters in Our Lives

Creative Impact: New Media Tools for Youth Empowerment & Movement Making

Creative-Activism: Utilizing Media for Social Change

Criminalization in the Classroom: “Discipline” and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Decolonizing Pedagogy Through a Teacher-Led Inquiry Group

Deconstructing Democracies: Bringing a Liberation Framework to Group Processes and Decisions

Developing Questioning Kids: Connecting Social Studies & Social Justice in Elementary School

Disrupting Dominant Media Narratives

Educating for Insurgency

Educators Organizing to Defend and Transform Public Education: A convening of national teacher activist groups

Ethnic Studies: A discipline and a pedagogy of love

Facilitating Difficult Conversations: Creating Safer Spaces to Engage Conversations About Oppression and Privilege

Free Minds, Free Hearts: Tools for Young Women of Color to Become Whole Again

From Conformity to Community: Critical Classroom Management in Elementary School

From Coping to Hoping: Teaching Youth to Thrive through Unjust Health Structures using Photovoice

From Hate to (S)Heroism

From Hegemony to Healing: Addressing Filipina/o American Mental Health in the Margins of Education

From Oscar Grant and Beyond: “Justifiable” Homicide

From Punk Love to Compa (Comrade) Love: How to Build Lifelong Companer@s in Urban Schools

Historical Fiction Time Travel: Kindred & The Knotted Line

How to Apply Design Thinking to Your Curriculum

How to Use Technology to Address Community Problems — Located at MetWest

How to Use Video Games as a Tool for Learning

Humanizing Schooling in Detroit

“I Like It Kinky”: Responding to Haters of Black Natural Hair With YouTube

Insights for Supporting Disenfranchised Latina/o Communities: MAESTR@S Walking Social Justice in Community

Is the ink mightier than the bullet? Creative resistance and reflection on anti-police brutality through Graffiti art and poetry

Is This Equitable?: Experiential Learning Activities to Foster Social Justice Thinkers

It’s NOT Whatever: Dangerous Teacher Development Because Our Lives Depend On It

Latino youth as tech translators: Bridging the tech gap for Latino families

Let’s Talk Dem Ed, Baby!

Life as Primary Text: Deep Dive into Youth Speaks’ Core Pedagogical Constructs

Making Filipina/o Students’ Voices Matter: Pin@y Educational Partnerships’ Teacher Participatory Action Research

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Movement Building: Solidarity through Community Curriculum Books

Moving Beyond the Black/White Binary: A Critical Look at Multiracial Literature, K-5

National Student Bill of Rights (NSBR)

Not NY, LA or the Bay: Lessons from Emerging Education Justice Fights in Pittsburgh

Not Just the Master’s Tools: Choosing Brands of Data that Work for Us

Nothing For Youth Without Youth

Parent, Teacher and Student Organizing: Building Unity and Horizontal Relationships

Pretty, Sexy, Sassy: A Youth-Made Film About Media Sexism

Problem Posing, Diabetes, and Health Disparities: Taking a critical approach to science education to engage youth and community

Produce Knowledge! Young People Creating Change Through Intersectional Research (THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

Pursuing Equity Through Student Perception Surveys

Reconceptualizing Youth Participatory Action Research

Reframing Revolution—Inner Work for Outer Freedom

Resistência: Resistance and artistic expression of youth capoeiristas

Restorative Justice and Education

Rethinking the Middle East and North Africa: Innovative Curricula for High School Teachers

Searching for Subjectivity: Perception & Violence in a Racialized Society

Seeing Myself in the Story

Sisters in the Struggle: Breaking Ties With Patriarchy to Make Room For Ourselves

Storied MOVEments

Student Theories of Change Lead to Student Action

Talking the talk with sponsors on outcomes and “Best Practices”: Tools for practitioners of social justice education and community organizing

Teaching Freedom: Organizing Teach-ins for High School Students

Teaching Freire through Young Adult Literature

Tech as a Tool for Liberation: Why Tech is so Vital to Low Income Communities

The Call for Justice and the Need for Equity: Perspectives from Veterans in their 6th Decade of Struggle

The Cultural Disconnect of Popular Tech Culture

The Invisible Line that Divides & Unites Us: Racial Equity as a 21st Century Standard (THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

The People’s Freedom School: Creating Autonomous Liberatory Space for Youth in Los Angeles

The #Revolution Will be #LiveTweeted

The Story/Space Project: Young People Engage in Counter-mapping and Creative Place-making Online

These Walls Speak: living legacies of mural movements

“This don’t feel like social justice!”: Hypocrisy, Disconnect, and Discipline in Social Justice Education

Uncovering the Racial Kinetics Underlying Instruction in a Classroom

Understanding Adultism & Building Partnerships with Youth

Unite to Fight: Anatomy of a Movement

Utilizing all the Tools in your Toolbox to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Voices of Teens with Incarcerated Parents

“Wait…Who’s the Enemy Again??! Transforming Militarism and Violence in Oakland Through Liberation Arts

We are the ones in the classroom — Ask Us!

We can do math too\” Voices of STEM Teachers of Color

We Must Love and Protect Each Other: Radically Inclusive Organizing

“We Want History To Tell The Truth, Ethnic Studies For All The Youth!”

What is Media?

What’s my Responsibility?: Navigating Youth and Adult Roles when Dealing with Reinforced Oppression and Trauma

“Where y’all at?”: Power Mapping Youth Activism and Research in your City

Whose Schools? Our Schools!

Women in Prison: Oral History as a Crucial Advocacy


Youth Justice: Using Restorative Circles and Youth Court for Student-to-Student Accountability