1:00 PM13:00

Grantmakers for Education Conference: Equity in Education: Empowering Community Voice

Dr. Keith Catone will be participating in two GFE sessions:

1:15 PM-  2:30 PM

Amplifying Youth Voice and Leadership: Building Youth Community Power

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) funds an ambitious youth organizing portfolio across the New England region. Through a unique mix of direct financial support, strategic technical assistance, and network development, youth voice and power are helping to shape the broader context of education policy and practice to be more student centered. Youth and adult representatives from two NMEF youth organizing grantees--Hearing Youth Voices (New London, CT) and Providence Student Union--will share their work through a moderated conversation with the Dr. Keith Catone from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. By centering those most affected, supporting youth voice is essential to educational equity.



2:45 PM-  4:00 PM

Voices from the Field: Teacher Voice and the Opportunity for Equity

With the support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform conducted a national study of teacher leadership and advocacy for education policy. While the field is rife with examples of teacher leadership within school walls, it seems a bigger challenge to ensure teachers’ expertise informs, affects and drives education policymaking, especially with direct benefit for students of color. Join us to hear about the research and findings, and have a conversation about the potential for teacher voice for equity in today’s education policy environment.



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8:45 AM08:45

CREC's 2nd Annual Family and School Engagement Conference

Honoring and Embracing All Children, Youth, and Families: Working with Educators and Community Partners.

  • The Family and School Engagement Conference is an opportunity for those adults who work at the intersection of families and learning to gain a deeper understanding about the Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships from the USDOE. It is targeted to schools, administrators, teachers, social workers, guidance, and family liaisons and parent educators, community agencies, after school programs, faith community and state department professionals who are connected to families.
  • Family, Schools and Community Engagement has moved from a nice thing to do to a necessity.
  • School and communities must be safe havens that welcome all youth and families, regardless of citizenship, national origin, socioeconomic statue, sexual orientation,gender, race or ethnicity so that our children will succeed in school life.

Dr. Keith C. Catone will be the Lunch Keynote Speaker to deliver a talk "Framing Family Engagement as Activism: Purpose, Power, and Possibility." Keith will also facilitate an afternoon workshop stemming from his lunch keynote, aimed at uncovering the various apprehensions that both inhibit and inform our work in family engagement and family-school partnerships. Utilizing Gloria Anzaldúa's "Borderlands / La Frontera" theory,  participants will examine Anzaldúa's ideas of choques (cultural collisions) and la facultad (the capacity to see deeper meaning) to help build new understandings of the circumstances, challenges, and successes they have experienced in their work.

Book sales and signing available!

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The Art of Teaching, Activism, and Portraiture
3:00 PM15:00

The Art of Teaching, Activism, and Portraiture

NYC Book Release and Signing!

Panel discussion with: Rosie Frascella, Kari Kokka, Lisa North, & Natalia Ortiz (Teacher Activists) Keith Catone (Author) Rudy Bravo (Portrait Artist)

Moderated by Bree Picower, Associate Professor, Montclair State University

Through the artful science of portraiture, The Pedagogy of Teacher Activism presents the stories of four teacher activists – how they are and have become social change agents. Join the author and book cover artist along with the four teachers featured in the book for an engaging discussion about the art of teaching, activism, and portraiture.

Co-sponsored by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, NYU Metro Center, and the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)


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5:30 PM17:30

Harvard Graduate School of Education Gutman Library Distinguished Author Series

Introduction by Karen L. Mapp, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Panel discussion with Jessica Tang, Director of Organizing, Boston Teachers Union and Natalia Cuadra-Saez, Teacher, Snowden International High School, Boston Public Schools. Moderated by Leigh Patel, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education, Boston College. (Refreshments provided)

Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138

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