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 Friday evening and will feature opening remarks from CTA President E. Toby Boyd and the Racial Equity Affairs (REAC) Forum. Take advantage of the opportunities to network with conference attendees and CTA officers.

Conference Sessions – Saturday and Sunday
In recognition of the 4 generations of CTA members present at the conference, the Equity & Human Rights Conference Planning Committee has designed an activity called “Generational Dialogue,” where participants will have an opportunity to explore the various perspective of social justice events by generation and with other participants from different generations before they have a chance to attend a variety of shortened workshop sessions that cover many topics. Saturday will also feature a general session called “A Progressive Dialogue on Race,” where participants will begin to learn more skills, vocabulary, and historical context they can use to better engage in conversations about race. On Sunday morning, participants will have a chance to attend a longer workshop session of their choosing that will allow them to dig deeper on that issue.

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.

University Credit: This conference meets education requirements approved for continuing education university credit through the CSU Chico Department of Education. One unit of university credit for $75 is available for full conference attendance. For more information and/or to sign up, please go online.



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Child Care

CTA is offering a no-charge child care program at the 2020 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, February 28 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (dinner)
*Saturday, February 29 - 7:30am - 8:30pm (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
*Sunday, March 1 - 7:30am - 12:30 pm (breakfast & lunch)

Please register online early as space in this program is limited.  All children must be pre-registered.  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, February 28, 10am-4pm

A Simple Plan for a Happy Retirement

We invite leaders and site reps to join us as at a complimentary 1-day workshop focused on retirement education. This is a fun-filled day packed with useful information, and interactive games and activities. Empower yourself with the knowledge and resources to make sound decisions for your retirement planning. Engage your chapter by sharing the information with your members.

Learn about the CTA 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan and how it can help you achieve a long and happy retirement. The CTA Plan offers high-quality investment options, low fees and does not use commissioned salespeople. Using a fiduciary standard of care, the CTA Plan is the only Union-endorsed plan that prioritizes your best interests. Take a simple step toward retirement by choosing the CTA Plan.

Release time (for Friday only) will be arranged and paid for by CTA for up to five leaders and/or site reps. CTA will reimburse the district directly upon the receipt of an invoice for the release time.

Questions? Call 650-552-5200 or write to Business_Initiatives@cta.org.