Thursday, February 14, 2008

Math and Social Justice Activists Unite! 4/4 Brooklyn

Creating Balance in an Unjust World
Conference on Math Education & Social Justice
April 4 - 6, 2008 · Brooklyn, NYLong Island University, Downtown Brooklyn Campus

Conference Schedule:Friday, April 4th
School Visits
"Justice, Not Just Tests" event, co-sponsored by the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCORE). Featuring: Monty Neill, Executive Director of FairTest; youth slam poets from Urban Word; and 8 mini-workshops led by young people from around the country on alternatives to standardized testing.

Saturday, April 5th
28 workshops to choose from, including: "Beyond the Math Classroom: Financial Literacy as a Social Justice Tool," "Discounting Iraqi deaths: A societal and educational scandal," and "The Mathematics of Marriage Inequality."
Keynote Speaker
Networking Lunch

Sunday, April 6th
Panel focusing on the question: "How can educators, organizers/activists and youth work together to use math towards social justice?" Featuring: Chad Milner and Hector Acevedo of the Young People's Project, Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools, Elizabeth Yeampierre, from UPROSE, Nahyshene Molina, from FUREE and Rochelle Gutierrez from the University of Illinois
Action Groups
Registration InformationRegistration is FREE to school groups bringing students. Otherwise, the registration fee is on a self-selecting sliding scale from $25 - $300.Limited seats available in the workshops - so register soon!!! Virtual RegistrationCan't attend the conference? Get a DVD with video footage of conference events and electronic versions of workshop handouts by choosing our Virtual Registration. Sign up here.

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