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Social Justice and Education

In the past as in the present, educational practices, policies, and spaces have been closely entwined with both patterns of domination and movements for equity and justice.

This year’s conference will explore the complex and contradictory ways that education can simultaneously create, exacerbate, and undermine structures of oppression. How are schools and education linked to historical and contemporary issues in political economy, metropolitan development, the justice system, families and neighborhoods, health and well-being, foreign policy, and environmental crises?  How have students, teachers, parents, and communities used education as a site and source of activism, to what ends, and with what consequences? To what extent can education serve as a tool for creating a more just world?

March 10, 2023 , 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT

Education Building, WI Idea Room 159, 1000 Bascom Mall,
Madison, WI 53706

Program Fee:
Free; pre-registration required

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The conference will feature the following EPS faculty, alumni, and student keynote speakers: 

• Dr. Amy Claessens
• Dr. Stacey J. Lee
• Dr. Ran Liu
• Dr. Taylor Odle
• Linda M. Pheng
• Dr. Diana Rodríguez-Gómez
• Dr. Walter C. Stern
• Dr. Choua P. Xiong

This event is hosted by the UW–Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This partnership was made possible by the generosity of the School of Education’s Impact 2030 Initiative.

Schedule coming soon!

Faculty Lead

Lesley Bartlett

Professor, Department Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies