Date and Location


July 31-August 4, 2017
Storrs, CT
Upstander Academy: The Upstander Project and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut are proud to present the 2017 Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators with a focus on genocide and human rights education to foster upstanding and address complex historical and current issues. The Academy begins and ends at the University of Connecticut-Storrs (July 31- August 4, 2017). Learn more.
 August 2-4, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Africa in the Classroom and Community: The Center for African Studies Outreach Program at Howard University is hosting a three-day summer institute for highly motivated educators interested in reading, learning, and teaching about Africa. African Studies scholars will introduce educators to history, culture and contemporary issues in three African countries: Ethiopia, Mali and Angola. Educators who complete the 3 day course and design a related lesson will receive a stipend of $300.00.
August 11-14, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Curriculum Writing Institute: Help us connect the past to the present by using the diverse stories of Japanese American incarceration experiences in World War II to today’s political acts of aggression. Learn more.
October 5-7, 2017
Boston, MA
PEN Conference PEN 2017 National Conference – Continuous Lines: Amplify student’s voice, agency, conscience, and intellect to create a more equitable, just, and sustainable world.
October 7, 2017
San Francisco, CA
2017 Teaching for Social Justice Conference
October 21, 2017
Seattle, WA
10th Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
 November 3-4, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) Dinner and Book Festival: The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually at the CABA Dinner to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. Learn more. (See book awards).
Nov. 17-19, 2017
San Francisco, CA
NCSS Annual Conference: Join more than 3,000 of your social studies colleagues to share the most current knowledge, ideas, research and expertise in social studies education, and to experience the history, culture, and color that are uniquely San Francisco.
November 19, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Howard Zinn Book Fair: An annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. Bringing together authors, activists, ‘zinesters, bloggers, publishers and community groups for a day of readings, discussions and workshops and we’ll have a big room full of booksellers with radical books and grassroots community groups. Learn more.
 April 19-21, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Split This Rock invites proposals for workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and themed group readings for the Sixth Biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The festival, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Split This Rock, will feature Kwame Dawes and Solmaz Sharif!



For many more upcoming conferences,
see the list on the Zinn Education Project website.


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