A Conference for Teachers of Grades 3-8 and School Librarians
Presented by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
March 24, 2021
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
How can literature help students better understand historical and contemporary struggles for freedom and equality? How have people from underrepresented groups made their voices heard in social and political movements? How can stories of civic action empower young people to exercise their rights and take on responsibilities for working toward a better world?
Those who have experienced discrimination have taken great risks to demand dignity and justice. This conference will explore how they have organized resistance and protest movements in response to different forms of oppression. Indigenous peoples asserting their right to sovereignty and cultural expression, suffragists campaigning in a decades-long effort to secure the right to vote, and African Americans waging legal battles for equality are but three stories to be featured at this daylong event. Join keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Reese and award-winning authors Jabari Asim, Ann Bausum, and Doreen Rappaport to discover both literature and strategies for helping young people create change in the world.
Information about cost and registration for this virtual program will be available soon.