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Register today for the WEA Educators of Color Conference

08/26/2019
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Registration is now open for two WEA Educators of Color conferences. The conferences offer an opportunity for WEA members of color and their allies to grow together, elevate our skills and knowledge around building collaborative communities, and empower ourselves, each other and our students to overcome shared challenges. This is a time to embrace our struggles and successes in a safe and inclusive space, surrounded by others who may readily understand the trials that students and educators of color face in our public schools.

The conferences are part of an effort to create a new culture in our schools that advocates for an end to institutional racism and promotes racial justice. They are possible thanks to WEA members who adopted a New Business Item at the 2018 WEA Representative Assembly. There are two conferences being held, one on the eastside and one on the west, to expand our reach. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

Westside Conference

  • Register today.
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Edmonds Woodway High School – 7600 212th Street SW, Edmonds, WA 98026
  • $45.00 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and 6 clock hours
  • Participants are responsible for their own lodging costs and arrangements. Courtyard Marriott Seattle-North Lynnwood is offering WEA members a discounted conference rate of $99 for a single room. Participants must make their own reservations by Sept. 15. Book online
  • Keynote speaker: Anita Garcia-Morales, co-founder, Racing to Equity
  • Special guest: Shyan Selah

Eastside Conference

  • Register today.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Pasco High School – 1108 N 10th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
  • $35.00 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and 6 clock hours
  • Participants are responsible for their own lodging costs and arrangements. The Pasco Red Lion is offering a special rate for WEA members of $97 per night. You must book your reservation no later than Sept. 13. Book online, or call the Red Lion at 800-733-5466.
  • Keynote speaker: Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA President  

Both conferences will offer a wide range of workshops, panel discussions, caucus groups and dynamic keynote speakers. Space is limited and will fill up fast, so please plan to join the conversation and register today. (Westside Conference | Eastside Conference)

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