Monday, January 12, 2015

Press Release from United Opt Out National FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2015: Standing Up For Action Conference January 16th – 18th

Contact: United Opt Out National
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: unitedoptoutnational@gmail.com
Standing Up For Action Conference Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. – Administrators of the public education advocacy group UNITED OPT OUT NATIONAL are hosting a conference at the Broward Convention Center January 16th – 18th. Their fourth annual event, taking place on the second floor of the convention center in Palm Room A, is open to the public. Three-day attendees are asked to register in advance athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-opt-out-national-standing-up-for-action-tickets-13247047275 .  One day attendees are asked to RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1507022726224662/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming  and register upon arrival.
Standing Up For Action is a working session for local and national activists, concerned parents, educators, students and all who have a general interest in equitable and quality public education.  Attendees will leave equipped with plans of action to refuse, resist, and disrupt corporate and for-profit education reforms that have destroyed the democratic voice in public education decision making and have forced the implementation of policies damaging to students, educators, and communities.
Standing UP For Action will include keynote speakers, Q/A panels, and networking gatherings. Working groups, speakers, and panelists will focus on these topics: media, organized labor, parent/citizen rights, human rights, student empowerment, and civil disobedience.  Speakers, panelists, and group leaders include author and educator Sam Anderson, Living in Dialogue blogger and author Anthony Cody, Chicago Teachers Union activist Michelle Gunderson,  author and University of Southern California Professor Stephen Krashen, Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni, Holyoke, Ma. Teachers Association President Gus Morales, HispanEduca President Lourdes Perez, Orange County School Board member Rick Roach,  author and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Professor Ricardo Rosa,  FairTest Public Education Director Bob Schaeffer, author and City University of  New York Professor Ira Shor, and youth representatives from Dream Defenders, Baltimore Youth Dreamers, and Detroit BAMN.

UOO Administrators will be on hand to sign their newly published book titled  An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution: United Opt Out’s Test of Courage.

If you require more information about the event or want to schedule interviews with the Administrators of United Opt Out National, please contact Rosemarie Jensen (954 242 – 2879, live4literacy@aol.com)  or Ceresta Smith at (786 303 – 4785, cerestas@yahoo.com).

1 comment:

  1. We flew home to book this venue in June last year. Absolutely loved the convention center and I'll be certainly waiting to go back there for more events. Regardless of the time of your event, you always get the same thing: reasonable drink prices, great decoration, & friendly staff.

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