EquitySpace, Austin, TX 9/19

    • Lorena — Presenter: Anti Racist Workspaces: A Framework & Strategies Workshop (with Roberto Germán and Dr. Angela Ward)

University of Wyoming Fall Literacy Conference, Laramie, WY 9/21

    • Julia — Presenter: Re-imagining the Canon for a More Inclusive Future

The Educator Collaborative Fall Gathering, online, 9/28

    • Tricia — Presenter: Disrupting Colonization in your Classroom (with Christie Nold)
    • Julia — Presenter: Empowering Readers and Writers to Independently Seek Challenge (with Maggie Roberts)


National Geographic Educator Summit, Washington DC, 10/4

    • Tricia — Presenter: Disrupting Colonization in your Classroom (with Christie Nold)

International Literacy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 10/12-10/13

    • Tricia — Featured Speaker: We Need More Than Diverse Books 
    • Tricia — Workshop: Free Your Mind: Inquiry for Change (with Aeriale Johnson, Anna Osborn, Kim Parker, and Tiana Silvas)
    • Tricia — Children’s Literature Day: Empathy and Equity (with Chad Everett and Virginia Loh-Hagan)
    • Julia — Featured Speaker: Spark a Culture of Literacy (with Cornelius Minor, Donalyn Miller, Carol Jago, Minjung Pai and Terry McHugh)
    • Julia — Workshop: Build Positive Adolescent Reading Identities Through Relevance, Equity and Access (with Cornelius Minor and Minjung Pai)
    • Julia and Kim — Workshop: Title TBA
    • Julia — Building Inclusive Library Collections in Titlewave (with Jillian Heise)

New England Association for Teachers of English Annual Conference, Danvers, MA, 10/19

    • Tricia — Keynote: Beyond Diverse Texts
    • Tricia — Session: What’s Your Stance? Understanding Identity and Bias in the ELA Classroom

Lesley University Literacy for All, Providence, RI, 10/21

    • Julia — Workshop: Re-igniting Passion for Reading and Writing (with Cornelius Minor)



American Association of School Librarians, Louisville, KY, 11/16

    • Julia — Session: Libraries as Spaces for Transformative Resistance: Project Based Learning for Social Transformation (with Edith Campbell)

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD 11/21-11/24

    • Tricia, Lorena, Kim, and Julia — High School Matters: #DisruptTexts
    • Tricia — Workshop: Identity, Inquiry, and Equity: Teaching Beyond Our Biases Workshop (with Jessica Lifshitz, Chad Everett, and Sara Ahmed)
    • Tricia — Session: Know your WHY: Professional Inquiry as an Act of Re-centering Literacy Instruction (with Kate Roberts and John Warner)
    • Tricia — Build Your Stack: Now That’s What I Call Reading (with Josh Thompson and Lamar Timmons-Long)
    • Lorena and Julia — Learning in Anti-Racist Spaces (NCTE’s Committee Against Racism & Bias in the Teaching of English session) 
    • Julia — Session: What Do We Ask of Each Other? (with Edith Campbell, Renée Watson, Elizabeth Acevedo, Isabel Quintero, Zetta Elliott, and Tiffany D. Jackson)
    • Julia — Session: Ignite! Awakening Instruction in the Classroom: Student Empowerment Through Independent Reading Workshop (with Michael Hoffman, Alexis Thieme, Tim Hilmer, Amy Guiterrez-Baker, Gloria Eastman, Cass TaFoya Chavez and Jill Adams)
    • Julia — Keynote: Literacy for Our Collective Liberation – Removing Institutional Barriers for Readers and Leaders
    • Julia — Build Your Stack: Titles to Teach and Love for Classroom Libraries, Curriculum, and Beyond (with JoEllen McCarthy)
    • Julia — Session: Reading As an Act of Resistance (with Samira Ahmed, Ibi Zoboi, Zetta Elliott, Sonja Cherry-Paul)




Wisconsin State Reading Association Annual Conference, 2/6-2/8

    • Tricia — Session: Disrupting the ELA Classroom: Towards a More Inclusive, Diverse and Human Canon
    • Tricia — Panelist: Disrupting the Narrative: Enacting a Critical Conscious Stance as Literacy Educators (with Jillian Heise, Aeriale Johnson, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, Dana Stachowiak, and Paul Thomas)

MARCH 2020

SXSWEdu, 3/9-3/12

    • Julia and Lorena — Session: Educolor – A Community and Practice of Liberation (with Britt Hawthorne and Yamil Báez)

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English teacher. Writer. Reader. Photography hobbyist. Passionate about education and equity. Daughter of immigrants. Wife to best friend. Mom to three Jedi-in-training. She/her.