Working for Justice, Equity, and Civic Agency in Our Schools

March 8 – 10, 2020
Montgomery, Alabama

Join us for the Partner School Network Conference and Study Tour

As PSN educators, we aspire to teach our students to “examine choices of the past and their legacies to inform our choices today.” 1 We have an exciting opportunity to gather in Montgomery, Alabama and explore America’s history of racial injustice within a city vibrant with institutions grappling with its troubled history as well as contemporary issues of economic and racial justice. 

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Why Montgomery?

Historical and contemporary issues of equity and justice resonate in Montgomery, Alabama. The city is the site of many pivotal moments in U.S. race relations. There are markers around Montgomery acknowledging the role the city played in the domestic slave trade and in the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans though Jim Crow laws. In the 1960’s, Montgomery became an epicenter of civil rights activism. The famous Selma to Montgomery march in the struggle for voting rights marks just one of those moments. Today, Montgomery is home to two new institutions that confront the legacies of this history: the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration.

Check out these sites while you're in Montgomery

Learn, Study, Share, and Network!

Learn: Sessions will address new ways to bring Choosing to Participate, action civics, and informed action to your classroom. You'll leave with tools to continue the work back home: strategies for culturally responsive teaching, a renewed approach to teaching U.S. history, and techniques to bring SEL and equity into your school’s work with Facing History.

Study: By touring EJI’s memorial and museum, the Alabama State Archives, and other historical sites and museums, and meeting with historians and civil rights activists, we’ll learn together about the historical legacies of race and membership in the United States.

Share: Our time together includes conference sessions, led by Partner School educators and Facing History staff. The PSN community will share how they integrate curriculum around identity, history, SEL, and civics into their humanities program, school practices, and school culture.

Network: Come meet other like-minded educators, from our diverse network of 130 Partner Schools, who are committed to integrating Facing History case studies and approach into the fabric of their schools. Find new schools to visit, ideas to implement, and resources to try!

Conference Details

When and Where

March 8 - 10, 2020

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, Alabama
334-481-5000

 

Contact at Facing History

Sam Jones, Program Assistant
16 Hurd Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617.735.1673
Email: [email protected]

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