The Conference will be held in the Appellate Court Room (second floor) of the RWU Law School at 10 Metacom Ave in Bristol.

Please use the North entrance to campus and follow the “Event” signs to parking.

8:30 – Check-in, coffee/tea, networking

9:00 – Keynote address

We will finish at 3:30.

Volunteers will be ready to direct you and help you with name tags, etc.

Lunch will be served buffet-style with focused table discussions.

Please contact Kelly at with questions.  We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

EdLib will be joining us!

We are thrilled to announce that the Education for Liberation Network will be joining us for this year’s conference! Education for Liberation is a national organization which connects educators, youth, families, researchers, and community activists in the service of bettering public schools for low-income youth and youth of color.  Members of the EdLib advisory board will be at the conference to network with area educators and students, sharing their work and their plans for the future.  EdLib will host a networking event immediately following the closing keynote by Youth In Action executive director Adeola Oredola.  All conference attendees are encouraged to attend to learn more about how they can get involved with EdLib’s work.  We hope this will provide another forum for like-minded folks to connect. For more info on EdLib, please see:

Teachers! Community Educators! Join us!

This year’s conference will have many opportunities for teachers to brainstorm, debrief and network with other progressive minded folks from around RI and the South Coast area. We are excited to see teachers registering in teams and hope that other schools/districts/non-profits will do the same. Solo trailblazers, of course, are more than welcome!

Curtis Acosta is Coming!

We are THRILLED that Curtis Acosta will be joining us for our Fall Conference. Many of you will know Curtis from the Save Ethnic Studies fight in Tucson. He has been on the front lines of a heated battle over ethnic studies, teacher autonomy and policies that marginalize students of color and ELLs. His story is truly remarkable. You won’t be able to watch the documentary about his program and students, Precious Knowledge, without being moved. Check out the trailer here….