EIEJ 2021 Institute
"I just wanted to thank you again for the conference this summer. Since then, I have experienced some unexpected road bumps to getting my school as on board as I had thought they would be. However, because of my (and the teachers who were also there with me) specific knowledge and language that we gained from the EIEJ conference, we have already started to see some of that resistance fade.
Additionally, I specifically have been targeted by a set of parents for asking pronouns, having a lot of inclusion and pride things displayed in my classroom, and for talking about LGBTQIA+ Egyptian Gods as some of our Unit 1 fun facts. Your conference has helped me feel empowered and equipped to stand my ground and defend my classroom and my space as a place where my students feel safe and accepted. Your conference also helped me to have Colorado HB19-1192 as well as other such protections fresh in my brain to help my Admin respond to these parents.
Thank you so much for helping me to be able to create a safe space for my students."
Hear from the attendees!
“This was deeply touching. Re-integrating to be a better teacher/human/learner/group member in a classroom.”
“Every teacher should attend this!”
“I feel empowered to confront challenging and painful conversations when they arise.”
“Oh my goodness, I have so much to take back to my building, thank you!”
“Always pushing my thinking! Thank you for the joy you all bring to this work!”
“I just wish we'd had more time!”
“The past two days have been fantastic. I think you did a great job including the online peeps into the conversations. Way to go team!”
“So impressed with these students!! Current and future leaders!!”
“So happy to be here. Thank you, as always, for posing insightful questions offering gentle reminders about grace for ourselves and each other and for organizing an incredible two day program.”
“Awesome, awesome, awesome! Standing ovation 👏🏼 “
“So many great resources my head was spinning! So grateful for the willingness of this team to share their expertise and materials!”