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Conference on Racial and Social Justice

June 28-29, 2017

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Boston, MA

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Growing the Education Justice Movement            `          

We are Uniting Our Members and the Nation to grow the movement for Strong Schools, Empowered Professionals and Successful Students.

NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Department invites you to the 2017 Conference on Racial and Social Justice (formerly, the Joint Conference on the Concerns of Minorities and Women) in Boston, MA.

The Joint Conference on the Concerns of Minorities and Women has long been a pillar of the Associations work on behalf of people of color and women and that will continue. Given the rapidly changing landscape and conditions for our students and members, in and out of the classroom, HCR is focusing the conference on racial and social justice advocacy. Our intent is to continue to build on the foundations and traditions while also preparing for a new era of engagement and activism.

The goal of the conference is to provide a unique space for educators, students, parents & families, organizers, community members & leaders to unite for the advancement of Justice in Education. Through interactive workshops, sessions, panels and plenaries, attendees will have the opportunity to access information, resources, plan, strategize and engage on issues that impact educational opportunities for communities of color, LGBTQ and women.






Conference Testimonials

I love coming here because I always learn something new. The conference is so exciting and informative.

The issues and topics discussed were relevant, on point and very necessary.

Valuable information to take back to my local.

To get with others to learn and to take back information to my local members on how to succeed and go forward.

The film and speaker, Inocente, made a deep impression on me and has spurred me to take action about homeless children.

The keynote speakers…WOW!!! ….They made me stop and think and want to do more.

This conference is always invigorating – I love this conference.

The highlight of this conference was the honest conversation that each of the speakers engaged. This was my first time attending this conference. This has been one of the best experiences of my life. I appreciate the honest, candid conversations that took place throughout the entire conference.

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