Education is a Right!
Not Just for the Rich or White!
On Saturday, March 24, 2012 nearly 450 educators, aspiring educators, community workers, youth, and families came together at the Julia Richman Educational Complex in Manhattan to attend NYCoRE’s third annual conference. This year’s conference included over 50 spirited and empowering workshops that explored various dimensions of the conference theme: Education is a Right! Not Just for the Rich or White!
You can check out the conference program here: NYCoRE.Conference.Program.2012.pdf
The day was kicked off by a young spoken word artist Amani Breanna Alexander of Urban Word NYC.
Our keynote address was powerfully presented by Professor Kevin Kumashiro with a performance by DreamYard Action Project.
You can find recordings of these presentations below.
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The challenges currently facing our educational system can be daunting and discouraging. Critical thought and effective pedagogy seem to be buried under the flood of calls for “accountability” and “increased test scores.” But in the face of all these challenges, educators are working together with youth, parents, and community activists to keep the fires of critical thinking and curiosity alive. Committed educators know that there is no silver bullet, no magic wand, and no place for rescue from above. We know that the true superheroes are those who work every day with dedication, creativity, and compassion. We know that we change lives not with promises of rescue, but by working in solidarity with youth and their families to be our own heroes and heroines.
This conference is an opportunity to get together and share how we are doing this, in our classrooms, our schools, and our communities. Join us in celebrating the daily courage of educators in our city and beyond. Join us in networking, connecting, and building a movement of educators and community members who care about social justice.
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