1:40pm - 2:55pm United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Education Agenda
Saturday Oct 14
The purpose of this session is to shine a light on the dangers of a Trump administration to public schools and public school children and to spur resistance through writing, speaking out, organizing and protesting. The presenters are all contributors to the new book from Garn Press "United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump's Agenda." Each panelist will provide a brief presentation based on their essay in the book, followed by responses to questions posed by the moderator. Topics to be addressed will include the impact of Trump's racist comments on teaching and learning in the public schools, organizing resistance to the Trump/DeVos privatization agenda, pushing back at Trump's lies about public schools and providing a safe learning environment for Muslim students in the age of Trump. After the presentation and discussion, the session will be opened to questions from the audience.