Climate Justice Conference
Join the Surrey Teachers' Association and other Pacific Northwest educators on Feb. 29 for a day of networking, social justice workshops focused on addressing climate change and the exploration of teaching for joy and justice.
The keynote speaker for this year's Leaping Into Action -- Teachers Rise for Climate Justice Conference is a panel of teen climate activists, facilitated by Claudia Ruitenberg, professor at University of British Columbia, whose work speaks about how teachers set the table as hosts in their classes, creating the space for students to speak and learn.
Attendees will be able to attend a variety of workshops on how teaching interacts with climate change, such as engagement in the social studies curriculum, school gardens, supporting educators' emotional needs, poetry, story, First Nations rights, climate movement art, theatre, disabilities, place-based learning, music and much more. Washington clock hours will be available for WEA members.
Registration is $50 Canadian ($37.90 U.S.) for educators and $25 Canadian ($18.95 U.S.) for students, and includes workshops and a closing dinner. The conference starts at noon on Saturday, Feb. 29, and concludes with a performance by singer Luke Wallace.
Sign-ups for specific workshops will be on site, so show up early. Read more about the workshops.