2020 Conference – Virtual Edition

20th Annual Conference – Virtual Edition
Teaching for Social Justice: Solidarity in Uprisings & Crisis
with special guests & new special format

REGISTRATION for our 20th annual conference is OPEN!

Check out out Conference Program!

As part of T4SJ’s ongoing work in moving beyond acknowledgement towards material decolonization, we are donating funds to the following organizations. We hope you will also consider supporting these folks as we live, teach, learn, and organize on Ohlone land.

Come celebrate and join us online for…


Registration for the Conference is FREE! (Donations of $20-$500 are accepted.) Registration for the Oct. 17th session, ends on Oct. 14th, 2020. Registration will continue for Nov. & Dec.

Monthly Convenings: Humanizing Our Learning Spaces

  • Saturday, October 17th, 2020 – 1pm-3pm PDT – Centering Black Lives*
  • Reflect and Build (R&B) session: Wed. Oct. 21 – 5:30pm-7:00pm PDT
Join panelists from Black Lives Matter in School (Angela Harris), Black Organizing Project (Desiree McSwaine-Mims), Woke Kindergarten (Akiea “Ki” Gross), and Black Teacher Project (Belinda Bellinger), with a performance by Ciera-Jevae Gordon. The event will be moderated by T4SJ’s own Chela Delgado, teacher, union organizer, and contributor to the Black Student Reparations campaign.
  • Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – 2pm-4pm PST – Unsettling Settler Colonialism*
  • Reflect and Build (R&B) session: Wed. Nov. 18 – 5:30pm-7:00pm PST
  • Saturday Dec. 12th, 2020 – 1pm-3pm PST – Another World is Possible*
  • Reflect and Build (R&B) session: Wed. Dec. 16 – 5:30pm-7:00pm PST

* ASL interpretation will be available for the panel discussions and if additional needs are required please contact us at t4sjsf@gmail.com

In addition to these panels, we’ll be hosting Reflect and Build (R&B) sessions the week after each session to process, connect, and organize around key quotes, insights and wonderings from the Saturday panels in small groups. Details will be sent after the Saturday panels. These sessions will be facilitated by T4SJ core members who will provide discussion prompts and open a space for learning through self examination. If you are unable to attend the R&B session, this document can be used for personal reflection: Reflection Follow-Up Guide to Panels at T4SJ 2020 Conference

We also have updated our calendar to highlight other workshops and events from other social justice organizations and community. We hope you can join us and help us imagine new futures – another school is possible, another world is happening. Please reach out with any questions or thoughts!

Register to participate online at the: T4SJ Conference Portal!*

Historically each year over a thousand educators both locally and nationally gather to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community.  In this age of Covid-19 we are adapting our approach. This year the conference will be a series of virtual convenings over 3 months. We are excited to celebrate 20 years of building grassroots, peer-led professional development opportunities!

If you have questions regarding the 2020 Conference, email us.

*This conference is open and welcomes any and all of the following:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Support Personnel
  • Parents and Youth
  • After-school Youth Workers and Youth Workers in general
  • Credential Candidates
  • Aspiring Educators
  • The Public!!

In solidarity,


A poster for Teaching for Social Justice: Solidarity in Uprisings and Crisis. Fuschia text over a watercolor background, purple, red, yellow, and white. Top right displays a triangular photo collage of a raised fist in front of a burning Minneapolis police precinct and protesters wearing masks, carrying a banner reading “Free Them All”. Text on the poster reads: “Teaching for Social Justice: Solidarity in Uprisings and Crisis” and “Oct 17, 1-3 pm - Centering Black Lives” and “Nov 14, 2-4 pm - Unsettling Settler Colonialism” and “Dec 12, 1-3 pm - Another World is Possible”
All conference participants must register to access!  Everyone is welcome!