CANCELED DUE TO COVID: Announcing the 10th Annual BESJ Conference!
Conference Theme: To Thrive, Not Survive
â€œWe must demand the impossible and employ radical imagination focused on intersectional justice through community building and grassroots organizingâ€ (– Dr. Bettina Love)
Date/location: 5.16.20 at The Dearborn
Conference website: http://besj.weebly.com/
Consider leading a workshop this year!
We are now accepting Workshop Proposals.
Proposals due March 20
Presenters will be notified by March 31
How else can I be involved?
Fill out our Volunteer Form!
To Thrive, Not Survive
- To thrive means student voice and community input are guiding decision making; not just another checked box
- To thrive means inclusion done right; not done cheap
- To thrive means relevant, affirming, student-centered learning; not testing
- To thrive means students are safe and secure in their bodies, homes and communities; not surveilled in the name of safety
- To thrive means all students and families are able to live in safe, quality, affordable homes; not pushed out for profit
- To thrive means all students and their families are connected with the resources they need; not tracked based on what they have
- To thrive means Educators of Color are recruited, hired, and supported; not tokenized
â€œTo want freedom is to welcome struggle. This idea is fundamental to abolitionist teaching. We are not asking for struggle; we just understand that justice will not happen without it.â€ (Dr. Bettina Love)
We will win together.