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Events 2007/08
Educational Activism: Social Justice in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities
Educational Activism: Social Justice in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities Conference is
hosted by OISE/UT Student Services, in partnership with OSSTF and UNICEF, at OISE on
Saturday, November 24th (8:30am - 4:00pm).
This conference will enable participants to share, learn, and act on ideas, strategies, and best
practices related to teacher social justice activism. It is beginner-friendly, and offers many
diverse sessions, recognizing that most participants will be new to ‘activist’ approaches, and
possess a wide range of understandings of equity issues—from novice to expert. More than 40
interactive and thought-provoking workshops designed to appeal to elementary and secondary
TCs will address Aboriginal Issues—Race—Religion—Culture—Gender—Sexual Orientation—
Class—Dis/Ability and MORE! Workshop presenters will give practical advice on sustaining
activist practices, including how to choose your battles, find allies, and avoid burnout.
Participants will receive a certificate.
Lunch is FREE! Registration is FREE!
Attention Graduate Students – A workshop ESPECIALLY for you!
Working within the University to Promote Socially Just Educational Activism (12:45 – 2:15
A diverse group of activist academics will share their insights and strategies for promoting
educational equity. They will also answer questions from the participants about combining
scholarship and social justice work within the university and beyond.
Conference Itinerary
8:30 - 9:45 Keynote panel - “Introduction to Teacher and Educational Activism.”
10:00-11:45 Concurrent Workshops -- Session #1
11:45-12:45 Equity Resource Fair & FREE Lunch
12:45-2:15 Concurrent Workshops -- Session #2
2:30-4:00 Concurrent Workshops -- Session #3
Concurrent Workshops
· Survival of 'the Richest'?- Working with students on challenging class bias
· Reframing (Dis)ability as Activism: Challenging ableism in our classrooms
· A First Nation Perspective on Social Justice and Diversity
· Math and Social Justice: finally, understanding the real world using mathematics!
· Using parents’ stories as a resource to improve literacy scores for at-risk students
· Challenging homophobia in school settings: working with lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and queer (lgbtq) communities.
· Equitable Practices: Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies to Promote Inclusive
· Mobilizing Youth Leadership For Social Justice In Your Classroom
· Power, Privilege and Action: Inclusive Teaching Practices
· Children’s Health and the Environment: Educating for a Just and Healthy Future
· Anti-Racism and Equity in Education
· Education for Development (Global Education) – helping your students make real change
in the world
· Working within the University to Promote Socially Just Educational Activism
· Getting Started in the Classroom: Building Equity into Everyday Practice
· Teaching~the Greatest Challenge of them All: Climate Change
· Teaching about Genocide in a way that encourages active citizenship
· Teaching On The Edge: Resisting, Surviving And Thriving While Educating For Change
· Homelessness: Confronting Social Issues Through An Integrated Curriculum
· Tools For Equity – Strategies for the Beginning Secondary School Teacher Activist
· Beyond the Walls of the Classroom: Educational Activism Opportunities
· Rethinking Remembrance Day
· Breaking it Down: Teaching Social Justice in ESL Classrooms from ESLA to ESL E
· Express Yourself: Challenging Islamaphobia in Diverse Ways
· Popular Theatre In The School Community o Preparing Your First Classroom for Social
· Strategies to Promote Gender Equity in the Classroom
· Lessons Learned in Our First Few Years: Beginning Teachers Talk About their Activism
· Being E-Raced: Shifting Black Student Realities Through Teacher Activism
Registration has already begun at OISE/UT Student Services:
For information, contact equityweek@oise.utoronto.ca.
CMCE Works in Progess Seminar Series for 2007-2008
ALL SESSIONS 1:00-3:00 PM OISE/UT 252 Bloor st W. Rm 12-274
Monday October 29th
Trevor Norris: “The Violence of Market Creation and the Promotion of Infantilism: New
Perspectives on Marketing the Market”
Megan Boler: “Ironic Citizenship, Fake News, and Desires for Truth: Towards a Theory of
Affect, Complicity, and Satire in Digital Publics”
Monday November 19th
Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez: “Transitive Solidarity and Post-Culturalism in the Age of
Disaster Capitalism”
Roger Simon: “Visitor Comment Books as Performative Public Space: Museum Exhibitions and
Conversations about Race”
Friday January 18th
Petra Pfisterer: “Organizing Media Participation - Open Access Radio in Austria”
Catherine Burwell: “Interactive Television and the Politics of Media Participation”
Friday February 15th
Ricky Varghese: “On True Love and Other Tales: Gay Sex, Male Violence, and the Gift-taking
of the I/Eye in Cronenberg's Eastern Promises”
Mark Campbell: “Sonic Tech_knowledgies of Freedom: The Case of AfroModernity”
Friday March 7th
Ana Laura Pauchulo: “Remembering Argentina: Memory, Truth and Justice”
Kate Cairns: “‘The Real Game’: Youth subjectivities and imagined futures”
Friday March 28th
Chantelle Olivier: “Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments with Popular Culture”
Moheb Soliman: “Identity on the Axes of Heterogeneity and Popular Culture: Beyond Race
Class Gender”