A social justice conference jointly sponsored by the Lansing Schools Education Association (LSEA) and MEA will focus on energizing people into action.
“The Power of You: Impacting Social Justice” Conference is open to everyone interested in attending, Nov. 2-3 at the MEA Headquarters in East Lansing. The cost is $49 for members and $74 for non-members. Register here.
The conference will bring together leading scholars and voices on the topics of gender, race, ethnicity and current event topics shaping our schools, communities and politics, said LSEA President Chuck Alberts.
“We don’t want participants to just sit and listen, we want them to be challenged,” Alberts said. “We hope that people are going to be willing to step outside their comfort zone to acknowledge that we all have different experiences, biases, values, and perceptions which impact our ability to accept and embrace other cultures.”
The conference runs from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Childcare is available. Read more about the conference and register at www.teachingempowered.com.