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4th Annual Social Justice & Education Conference

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With Words and Actions: Transforming Our Schools and Communities

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The conference will focus on our collective work to name and challenge forms of oppression by bringing together local educators and activists committed to racial justice.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jamila Lyiscott.

Jamila Lyiscott aka, Dr. J, is a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the author of Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the co-founder and co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. Dr. J is most well known for being featured on TED.com where her video, 3 Ways to Speak English, has been viewed over 4.8 million times, and for her commissioned TED Talk, 2053 in response to the inauguration of the 45th occupant of the white house.

The conference will also include a panel of K-12 educators and community activists from California’s Central Coast and a curriculum fair featuring social justice lessons and resources created by Cal Poly School of Education credential and graduate students.

Organized and sponsored by the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS) and the Cal Poly School of Education.

More information at: https://www.ccc-uss.org/2021-social-justice-education-conference.html

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