Event description

This conference will capture the essence in CTA’s Mission Statement: to ensure that the dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected and to secure a more equitable and democratic society.

This unique conference offers dynamic speakers and more than 30 workshops to provide all CTA members with a greater understanding of the issues of diversity, equity and social justice.

Main Conference Highlights

Welcome and Entertainment – Friday Evening
The opening general session will begin on Friday evening and will feature opening remarks and the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee Forum. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with conference attendees and CTA officers.

Workshops of Interest – Saturday and Sunday
The Conference Planning Committee has arranged four workshop time slots, three on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. These workshops will cover topics of special interest in promoting diversity, social justice, reducing racism, addressing women’s issues and training on how to withstand attacks on public education. In all, you will be able to choose from nearly 40 workshops.

Keynote Address from Kalonji Saterfield – Saturday Lunch
The Saturday lunch keynote speaker will be Kalonji Saterfield, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Santa Ana College.

Human Rights Awards – Saturday Dinner
The CTA Human Rights Awards are presented annually to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in the advancement and protection of the human and civil rights of CTA members and students. Semi-formal attire encouraged.



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Child Care

CTA is offering a no-charge child care program at the 2019 Equity & Human Rights Conference.  Childcare is available to all E&HR Conference attendees that are the primary caregiver of the child(ren) enrolled in Accent Childcare (better known as Camp CTA). While you’re attending the Conference, your children can participate in Camp CTA.  Camp CTA is a complete morning-to-early-evening entertainment program packed with activities for children ages 6 months to 16 years. Program includes morning and afternoon snacks, activities and crafts.  CTA will provide the meals based on the daily schedule below.  If you prefer to bring your own meals for your child(ren) you may do so.  Children participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe, nurturing and educational environment.  Children must be pre-registered to ensure proper staffing levels.

Day/Dates/Times of program:
*Friday, March 1 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (dinner)
*Saturday, March 2 - 7:30am - 8:30pm (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
*Sunday, March 3 - 7:30am - 12:30 pm (breakfast & lunch)

Please register online early as space in this program is limited.  Children 6 months to 18 months must be pre-registerd). A registration link will be provided in your conference registration confirmation page and confirmation email.

Camp CTA/ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc.
Contact:  Jonni Adams
Phone:    (504) 524-1227
Fax:        (504) 524-1229
E-mail:    registration@accentoca.com


Date: Friday, March 1, 10am-4pm

Retirement Savings Made Easy

CTA wants to help members realize their retirement dreams. This is a core union value and great way to engage local members. That’s why we are offering a one-day pre-conference to discuss what you need to know about your retirement plans. We’ll share with you some easy tools to help you choose the right type of savings for your retirement account.

We invite local leaders, membership chairpersons, and/or site reps to the conference to help them in their journey and identify opportunities to build an organizing campaign around this important issue in the local.

This pre-conference is free for CTA members. CTA will arrange for and pay for release time for first time participants (with priority given to new leaders and site reps) with the approval of your chapter president*. We encourage the chapter president to approve release time for one or more newer leaders, site reps, and members. Chapters may send members to one or more conferences.

*Release time is provided for up to 5 members per chapter