Registration Is Now Open for 2015 EMAC Conference
SUMMARY: The 2015 MTA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee Conference will offer participants the chance to discuss some of the most pressing issues in education today — along with workshops to build skills and the opportunity to broaden professional networks.
“Equality, Activism and the Road Ahead” is the theme of the conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center on Dec. 4 and 5. All MTA members are invited to attend.
Keynote speakers will be:
, a lead organizer of the hunger strike for Chicago’s Dyett High School and national director for the Journey for Justice Alliance, an alliance of grassroots organizations across the country demanding community-driven alternatives to the privatization and dismantling of public school systems.
, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Washington, D.C. Her background as a union organizer in South Carolina informs her commitment to the struggle for racial equality and economic justice.
At this year’s conference, you can also expect thought-provoking discussions on these issues:
- Talking about immigration status in schools
- Diversity — challenges in the labor movement
- Community organizing
- The portrayal of ethnic minorities in the media
- The school-to-prison pipeline
- Working with English language learners
DATE: Friday-Saturday, December 4-5, 2015
LOCATION: Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Rd. Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Please register by December 2
Reception & Dinner (Friday only) – $25.00
Conference (Saturday only) – $65.00
Dinner & Conference Registration (Friday & Saturday) – $75.00
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