Antioch University Seattle Closes its Spring Event Series: Justice, Education & Action

May 26, 2015

Antioch University Seattle Closes its Spring Event Series: Justice, Education & Action on May 28

Notable panelists will tackle leveraging community to improve schools for marginalized students

Seattle – Antioch University Seattle (AUS) will close its spring lineup of education and community-focused talks with a panel event entitled The Power of Community at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 28 at AUS, 2326 6th Ave, Seattle. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend, however the event is a Washington state-approved Clock Hour Offering eligible for three clock hours. The clock hour fee is $8, and can be paid via cash or check at the event.

“We are extremely proud of this event and of the Spring Speaker Series because it brings to light controversial issues in public education in solutions-focused ways,” Dr. Rachel Oppenheim, chair of the MAEd department at AUS. “This truly illustrates Antioch University’s mission of educating ethical, responsible teachers and leaders who are unafraid to fight for justice for all.”

This event will bring together various educational stakeholders to discuss how we can draw upon the knowledge and resources of families and communities to improve schooling, particularly for marginalized and under-resourced students. Educational leaders, community activists, parents, and advocates will discuss measures for making schools more equitable and how to best prepare emergent educators to teach in Seattle’s diverse schools.

AUS’ spring event series, which included two additional events in April and May, is designed for current educators, prospective educators, and those interested in learning more about our current educational systems and what can be done to make them more just and equitable for all learners. All three events highlight the promises and assets within Seattle’s schools and pinpoint areas in need of revision and reform. Participants learn about educational structures that stifle innovation and excellence in teaching, as well as methodologies for creating change and building stronger connections between schools and communities.

About Antioch University Seattle

Antioch University Seattle is a fully accredited, not for profit institution that is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Antioch University provides real world knowledge, skills, and experience to adult students online and from its five campuses in four states, in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals through an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to their needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

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