Curriculum Fair Resource Table Application

September 24, 2011 0 comments

Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair


Saturday, November 19, 2010 10AM-5PM

Resource Table Application Form—Due October 31st!

Resource Table Information (Please note that if you are an educator and your exhibit includes curriculum, you need to fill out a Curriculum Exhibit Form instead): Resource tables are generally for organizations that produce resources for educators. We look for resources that are pro-justice, anti-racist, critical, multicultural, activist, and work toward building an education movement for liberation.

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ItAGs 2012! Be an Inquiry to Action Group facilitator

September 19, 2011 0 comments

What is an ItAG?
An ItAG is an Inquiry to Action Group. It’s similar to a study group, but the goal is that after the group inquires into a particular topic, they will together create action around their area of study, making it a true community of praxis. The topics and themes are always consistent with TSJ’s principles and support, study and take action on issues of education and social justice.

What is a co-facilitator?
All ItAGs are co-facilitated and the co-facilitator responsibilities include helping spread the word about ItAGs, doing preliminary planning and organizing, and maintaining communications with the group throughout the 8 weeks. Facilitators do not write curriculum or plan each session, it really is about a collaborative effort and sharing of knowledge within the group. The co-facilitators do kick things off and keep the ball rolling, as well as set a tone of cooperation and mutual learning.


Check out last year's ItAGs:

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Curriculum Exhibitor Application Form—Due October 31st

Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair
Saturday, November 19, 2011 10AM-5PM

Curriculum Exhibitor Application Form—Due October 31st!

Curriculum Exhibitor Application Form

Curriculum Exhibitor Information:
Curriculum exhibitors are usually teachers and educators who have taught social justice focused lessons, units or projects. We recognize that teachers collectively produce knowledge about how to teach for social justice and we want to learn from each other. We strongly encourage teachers to share their work in progress and to give and get feedback from other educators in order to further develop our collective understanding of what teaching for social justice means in theory and practice.

We are looking for curriculum exhibits that are pro-justice, anti-racist, critical, multicultural, activist, and work toward building toward the practice of “Another Education is Possible!” 
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September 14, 2011 0 comments

In June 2011, 15 TSJ-ers took a 9-day trip to Cuba to study the education system. We went to learn about education there, to help us rethink what we're doing here. We will share some of what we learned, along with photos, video, and other artifacts.

All are invited (FREE), and no previous knowledge of Cuba is necessary.

Saturday, Sept. 17
5:00 -7:30 PM
Residence Dining Hall
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.
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URGENT: Calling all educators to "Teach Troy" in your classroom this week!

September 12, 2011 0 comments

Georgia Death Row prisoner Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, September 21 despite overwhelming doubts about his guilt. In light of this imminent execution date, EDUCATORS FOR TROY—a Chicago-based ad hoc group of educators, activists and artists—is calling on all educators to interrupt their regular teaching schedules this week to dedicate a class period to “TEACH TROY.”

Please use this emergency “Teach Troy” curriculum available on our new "Teach Troy" blog <> at

The blog provides: 1) links to readings and videos about the case of Troy Davis; 2) suggestions for student projects and assignments; and 3) links to simple, independent actions that students can take to help save Troy’s life.

Educators and students can share their experiences on the Feedback page of the “Teach Troy” blog and/or e-mail their work to to be added to an archive of all contributions received.

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Calling all ARTISTS!!

September 6, 2011 0 comments

We need your vision, your expertise, and your support! Art is a vital contribution to the social justice movement and we hope you'll consider designing a poster for the Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair this year!

We're kicking off the planning for the 11th annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair. This year, our theme is "Defend and Transform Public Education." One of the most crucial parts of the planning process is getting the word out and visually representing TSJ, the Curriculum Fair, and our theme (all in one poster!).

Check out the poster from last year---This shows ALL the information that needs to be included. It should just say 11.19.11, and 11th anniversary instead.

As the TSJ Curriculum Fair is a completely grassroots, volunteer run event, all labor (a lot of labor!) is donated. We hope that artists will step up to contribute an idea for the poster design because they believe in contributing to this movement (we really, really wish we could pay everyone for their time, talent and labor).

If you're interested, please submit a poster design idea to Sarah Atlas,, by September 16. Designs should be a good draft, but doesn't have to be finished. Once we pick a design for the fair, we hope the artist can complete their design by September 24.

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