Pre-conference Unconference on Wednesday, October 30th, 2:00-5:00pm


The unconference planning committee invites you to participate in the 2019 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) unconference. The purpose of the 2019 AESA Unconference Critical Community Building for Social justice in Education is to invite AESA scholars and local Baltimore-area community members to collectively co-create a space for organic engagement, critical community building, and dialogue regarding social justice in education. The unconference will be an opportunity for local community members, organizations, and academic scholars to think across contexts about our work in relationship to the work of others. The unconference is “un” because it will be built around the people who show up, with “sessions” emerging through the interests/desires/hopes of the participants. We want the work we do together to be meaningful for all who decide to attend and the communities we are a part of and serve. All who are interested are invited to attend.

Multiple visions exist for this unconference. These include

  • Dialogues between AESA members about how to enhance critical community among AESA members
  • Dialogues between AESA members and local area educators, organizers, and activists around issues of social justice and education

The unconference is connected to, but distinct from, the regular AESA conference. The unconference will occur on Wednesday, October 30 from 2-5pm at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. A room will be reserved for a time slot on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for continued unconference happenings.

Food helps create community, and to assist us with offsetting the cost, there will be a $10 charge for the unconference if you register in advance; $15 at the door. We encourage all who wish to attend to register in advance so we can be best prepared.

The Unconference Planning Committee team:
Jeannette Alarcon
Silvia Bettez
Daniella Cook
Mary Kay Delaney
Cristina Dominguez
Simone Gause
Boni Wozolek

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