Urban Needs In Teacher Education (UNITE) invites all Illinois State students and alumni to register for its free conference Social Justice for Change: A Platform for Change, to be held 12:30–5 p.m. Saturday, October 17, in Schroeder Hall.
The event is geared toward current and aspiring educators, and will take participants through an exploration into social justice in the K–12 classroom. With topics such as youth violence and social and emotional learning in the underfunded classroom, the conference will help participants develop a more thorough understanding of social justice in the classroom and become better equipped to serve their students, regardless of whether they plan to serve in an urban, rural, or suburban area.
The event will feature a keynote speaker, Dakota Pawlicki, the founder of UNITE and the director of strategic partnerships and projects for Chicago Public Schools. Pawlicki, who previously served as the project coordinator for Illinois State’s Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline, will engage the audience on the topic of social justice.
Breakout sessions will focus on youth violence and social and emotional learning.
When: 12:30–5 p.m., Saturday, October 17
Where: Schroeder Hall (second floor)
Registration: Register online for free. All attendees will be entered into a prize raffle!