Event description

California Teachers Association is proud to sponsor the third Joint Ethnic Caucus Issues Conference at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.

5/1/17 – HOUSING UPDATE: If you have housing issues or still need housing, please contact Mary Ann at mlapuz@cta.org or 650-552-5165. 

The theme, “Be Proud, Be United, Be Engaged for California Public Schools,” reflects the strength of diversity in promoting the quality of life for students in public schools, the community and beyond. This conference will provide participants with more knowledge of issues facing our ethnic minority communities and how to advocate for change and take action.

Main Conference Highlights

The conference is devoted to enhancing CTA members’ understanding and appreciation of the issues of diversity and equity and is open to all CTA members. Attendees are able to choose from a wide variety of workshops that provide practical ideas that can be incorporated in the classroom and school setting. The workshops will also provide participants with more knowledge of issues facing our ethnic minority communities and how to advocate for change.

Conference agenda begins on Friday evening with a blessing followed by a keynote address by NEA Vice President Becky Pringle. The evening continues with a Mix and Mingle where participants will have an opportunity to network, share experiences and enjoy DJ music by our very own Mark Murray. On Saturday, participants will have the option to choose from more than 20 workshops on a variety of social and educational issues. CTA Vice President Dr. Theresa Montaño will be our guest speaker on Saturday, who will share her insights and perspective about the opportunities and challenges facing our ethnic minority communities.

On Sunday, participants will also have an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns at the Dialogue Sessions “Issues to Planning” and “Planning to Action.” The Conference will conclude with a General Session where the participants will share what was discussed and keys to a successful change.

The Joint Ethnic Caucus Issues Conference provides an atmosphere for genuine interaction among colleagues on topics of special interest. You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities provided to network with like-minded individuals and to discuss relevant social issues.


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