Educators for Social Justice (ESJ) is a group of K-12 teachers, community educators, university faculty, students and citizens from a wide range of institutions and organizations across the metro-St. Louis region. The group is committed to exploring and acting on the relationship between literacy and social justice in classrooms, schools, and communities.
Their annual Education for Change Conference is February 21-22 at Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School. The theme this year is “Race, Class & Education in St. Louis.” The keynote speaker is Sister Mary Antona Ebo. She was among the Civil Rights activists who traveled to Selma, Alabama, in the spring of 1965 to march for voting rights for African Americans.
Breakout session speakers include:
• Tiffany Wang, Diversity Awareness Partnership
• Vanessa Conway, MIRA
• Charlotte Ejay, Director of People Personnel and Diversity for Parkway School District
• Aaron Jennings & interns, Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work
• Phil Hunsberger & Billie Mayo, Educational Equity Consultants and April Fulstone, Wydown Middle School
Learn more at educatorsforsocialjustice.org