UMass Boston News

Building an Educational Justice Movement

The second convening of the Building an Educational Justice Movement working conference invites activists, academics and funders from across the country to discuss how to protect gains made in recent years and respond to policy challenges of the new administration.

The first convening held at the Ford Foundation in December 2016 provided a forum for members of the group to learn about each other’s work and find areas of common strength. This May 4th and 5th assembling will focus on how to identify new partners and build a sustainable movement going forward with the new administration. All attendees shares a strong commitment to providing quality public education to all members of society across racial, class, and gender lines. They also seek to bring together parents, students, teachers and elected officials around an agenda that ensures the issues of equity and access are met for all.

This meeting is being organized by Professor Mark Warren, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and is supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

To read more about Prof. Warren's thoughts on organizing for educational justice and the need for a national movement, please see this article.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.