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Continuing Education

Teaching and Organizing for Justice

Date: 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT April 18, 2014 Location: Madison High School, Library, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220

  • Curtis Acosta

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.

Registration is now closed; this event is full to capacity. 

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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