The conference will be held at Resurrection Church, 2025 W 11th from 8:30 am-2:45 pm. Check-in and continental breakfast are at 8:30 am. Interpreters are available. 

Choose one breakout per session to attend. Sessions with an asterisk* have simultaneous translation.
Program here and below

Welcome and keynote (9:00am): *Vivian Anderson, founder of EveryBlackGirl,  will be delivering the keynote address, “Responding Responsibly to the Rupture in Public Education” to help ground us.


Session 1 (10:15am-11:15am)

  • *Texas School Finance: Understanding HB 3 and 87th Legislative Session (Chandra Villanueva)
  • Telling your story when advocating for change (PK McCary)
  • *Youth Organizing & Teacher Allyship (Agustin Herrera)
  • Know Your Rights: Opt-Out and HB 4545 (Ruth Kravetz)

Session 2 (11:25am-12:25pm)

  • Dismantling our Limiting Beliefs (Vivian Anderson)
  • *Don't Say Gay: Hidden Impacts of Parents Bill of Rights (Whitney Roach)
  • Expanding role of the Commissioner of Education and TEA in public education (Patty Quinzi)
  • *Blooming Ethnic Studies in Hostile Times (Ethnic Studies Network of Texas)

Lunch and Spoken Word (12:25-1:05 pm)

Session 3 (1:10-2:10 pm)

  • *Common disinformation about CRT and what you can do  (Dr. Fran Huckaby)
  • School Access to Books and how school libraries support student learning (Debbie Hall, Dorcas Hand & Anne Furse)
  • False Narratives about Charters Schools- Setting the Record Straight (Patti Everitt)
  • How to Advocate for change with a school board member (Anne Sung and Elizabeth Santos)
  • Art: Creativity for Change (Alpa Sridharan)

Closing and Next Steps (2:15-2:45pm)