Teaching and Organizing for Justice
Date: 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT April 18 Location: Madison High School, Library, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220
Madison High School, Library, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220
Join us for this public talk with Curtis Acosta to learn more about the successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson, Arizona schools, and Acosta’s curriculum, stance, and strategies that changed Latina/o students’ lives and academic achievement.
Discussion will focus on how the MAS curriculum spoke to students previously failed by Tucson schools.
Co-sponsored by the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark, and Rethinking Schools.
Event Details & Registration
Join us from 4-4:30 to catch up with colleagues. The program begins at 4:30.
This event is free and open to the public however advance registration is required. Please register using the link below if you will be joining us.
About the Presenter
Curtis Acosta has taught high school for nearly 20 years in Tucson, where he developed and taught Chicana/o Literature classes for the renowned Mexican American Studies program. An award-winning educator, he has been featured in the documentary Precious Knowledge, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and his classes were subject of multiple profiles by CNN, PBS, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Acosta’s articles have appeared in multiple publications and he is the founder of the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership, an educational consultation firm. He is also a founding member of the Xican@ Institute for Teaching and Organizing (XITO), which supports the Xicana/o-Latina/o community through teacher preparation, social justice pedagogy, and community organizing.
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