TIP invites proposals for environmental justice-themed conference August 1, 2022 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Cosponsored by TIP, the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) and the Penn Museum, the Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. The focus is teacher research and knowledge.​ We are looking for a wide range of presentations by practitioners both in and outside of the classroom about supporting student learning through research and curriculum innovation. This year’s theme, Teaching Environmental Justice, asks how, at a moment when the effects of climate change and environmental contamination are increasing, especially for poor communities and communities of color, educators in all disciplines teach their students the facts they need to take action to renew the earth around them.

The featured speakers are Jerome Shabazz and Michael Mann. Jerome Shabazz is the founder and Executive Director of the Overbrook Environmental Education Center and JASTECH Development Services, Inc., a not-for-profit organization developed in 1997, to establish environmental justice, encourage sustainable development and to promote improved environmental health in urban communities. At this event, he will speak on the topic, Environmental Justice: The Social Architecture for a Resilient and Sustainable Community.

Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor or Earth and Environmental Science, is a renowned climate scientist whose 1999 “hockey stick” graph of temperature changes over the past 1,000 years, developed with Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, showed a dramatic warming trend in the past century. Mann has been an advocate of improved climate science standards in Pennsylvania that teach the realities of global warming.

Use this link to submit a workshop or presentation proposal by August 29