We invite EVERY educator, education advocate, and community member to join us for our 4th annual convention: a day of building our skills and highlighting winning campaigns with workshops organized by leaders in education, union, and justice work from all over the country.
Invite your colleagues and community - WE are working to build a member-driven, democratic union that can defend and transform public education. Your ideas and passion are necessary to make it possible.
Breakfast and lunch are included. Childcare is provided.
We are honored to welcome Erica Smiley, National Organizing Director for Jobs with Justice, as this year's keynote speaker.
Erica Smiley oversees the organizing department at Jobs With Justice, which includes local and national campaign work and a team dedicated to developing innovative strategies to expand
collective bargaining power. She has authored several articles highlighting some of the organization’s most exciting developments in the New Labor Forum, Dissent Magazine, the
Journal on Class, Race and Corporate Power, and other publications. In the past has organized with community groups such as Progressive Maryland, the Tenants and Workers Support
Committee (now Tenants and Workers United) in Virginia, and SEIU Local 500 in Baltimore—focusing on home care and childcare workers in the latter two. She was national field director of Choice USA (now United for Reproductive and Gender Equity—URGE) where she received the Young Women of Achievement Award in 2004, before joining the staff of Jobs With Justice in 2005. She is originally from Greensboro, N.C. where she is a proud product of public schools.
Full agenda and details coming soon. We can't wait to see you!