First Annual Convention

Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 10:00 AM


Old First Reformed UCC
151 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA
United States
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Kelley Collings

Ready to make change in your school? To defend and transform public education in Philly and beyond?

This convention is NOT your typical education or organizing event -- it will bring together stakeholders from across the city to help transform our public education system.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Yohuru Williams

Join us to build educator power in Philly through practical organizing skills, strengthening our community, and planning for the future.

Parking, lunch, and childcare provided. Come for an hour or for the day!


***Full Convention Program***

10:15-11:00: Opening Plenary: Creating the Schools our Children Deserve
Featuring Yohuru Williams

11:00-12:15: Discussion Sessions:
~More than just Health Care!
The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

~Lessons from Chicago
How to Reinvigorate Our Union from Below

~Taking Back Our City
Communities Standing Up for Democracy and Accountability

12:15-1:00: Lunch & Tabletop Discussions
-Pre-Service Teacher Campaign
-Charter School Teacher Allies
-Stories from MORE
-Opt-Out Philly
-Start your own!

1:00-2:15: Training Sessions:
~Are You a Social Justice Unionist?
Changing the Culture in Your School

~Parent Power!
Parents and Teachers Working Together

~Beating Apathy
Secrets of a Successful Organizer

2:15-3:00: Closing Plenary: What's Next? Building the Movement



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