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WELCOME HAPPY HOUR: SEP 30

Refreshments, cocktails, & music by DJ Quamé

Join the Oakland Literacy Coalition as we kickoff our 2-day virtual Symposium with an in-person happy hour happening Thursday, September 30th, 5:30-7:30pm at Kingston 11: 2270 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, Ca.
 
Connect with Symposium speakers and other literacy champions and change makers. 

Enjoy light refreshments featuring some of Kingston 11’s menu favorites and a complimentary cocktail, and of course, stay for the good vibes. The casual mixer will be held outdoors, in the back patio area. We ask that all attendees come vaccinated and stay masked while moving around the area. Capacity is limited and is reserved for symposium attendees.

Already registered for Literacy & Justice for All?  RSVP for the Happy Hour using the link below.

Kingston 11:  Website | Facebook | Instagram 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
OPENING PLENARY

WITH LITERACY & JUSTICE FOR ALL: A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH

Kareem Weaver, FULCRUM
Dr. Keyon Anderson, MSW, Always Progressing
Michael McDaniel, Jr., Families in Action

With special opening remarks by Oakland Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell

Beyond Land Acknowledgements: Sovereignty and Rematriation, with Nazshonnii B-A of the 
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

10:45 AM - 12:05 PM
BLOCK 1 WORKSHOPS

Concurrent session offerings include:

ARGUING THE CASE FOR STUDENT LEARNING

Education Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO)
Emma Chavez Roos, Lily Wong Filmore, Peter Roos & Kenji Hakuta

MATH IN STORYBOOKS

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

Paola Bea, Yolanda Romo-Gonzalez

HELP WANTED:
CHANGE MANAGERS FOR LITERACY INSTRUCTION

FULCRUM

Kareem Weaver

12:50 PM - 2:05 PM
BLOCK 2 WORKSHOPS

Concurrent session offerings include:

UNITING SCHOOLS & FAMILIES FOR OUR KIDS: FAMILY ENGAGEMENT LAB
& SPRINGBOARD COLLABORATIVE  

Family Engagement Lab and Springboard Collaborative
Vidya Sundaram, Iralys Lopez, Yareni Carrasco, Olivia Michaelson and Cecilia Aguilar

EARLY LITERACY KINGS

Oakland Unified School District Early Literacy Kings Project 

Taji Brown and Kahlil Chatmon

SUPPORT DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS WITH SEEDS REPEATED READ ALOUD 

CARES For Learning

Bernadette Pilar Zermeno

2:05 PM - 3:00 PM
CLOSING PLENARY

LITERACY ALLIES: EXPANDING COMMUNITY & DEEPENING COMMITMENT

FEATURED SPEAKERS
 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2ND

9:00 AM - 10:05 AM
OPENING PLENARY

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, EMBRACING OUR STORIES 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Youth Speaks

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Rene Benavides and Mark Isero with VTA Collective, “Our Purpose, Our Story"

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
BLOCK 1 WORKSHOPS

Concurrent session offerings include:

AGENTIC STUDENTS + LITERACY

Energy Convertors
Charles Cole III & Daysi Perez

INTERVENTION IS RACIST

3Ls Academy: Literacy, Leadership & Liberation
Sabrina "Bri" Moore and Precious "Nerdy P" James
 

LIFE AS PRIMARY TEXT:
AN EXPERIENTIAL YOUTH SPEAKS WRITING WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS 

Youth Speaks
Gabriel Cortez

 

12:10 PM - 1:25 PM
BLOCK 2 WORKSHOPS

Concurrent session offerings include:

THE OAKLAND REACH AND FLUENTSEEDS PARTNERSHIP

The Oakland REACH & FluentSeeds
Emily Grunt and Michael De Sousa

IT'S NOT THE SWING OF THE PENDULUM: READING & THE BRAIN

The Right to Read Project

Lani Mednick and Margaret Goldberg

1:25 PM - 3:00 PM
CLOSING PLENARY

GROUNDED IN PRACTICE. LIBERATORY TOOLS CHANGE

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Julie Washington, “Literacy: A Liberatory Civil Right”

FEATURED WELLNESS SESSION SPEAKER

Michelle Cordero with Breathe For Change

WORKSHOP CONTENT STRANDS

Promoting Effective Practice

Evidence-based practices and approaches for improving literacy instruction and student reading in and out of the classroom.

Let’s Get Aligned

Partnering for impact, building collective vision, and working together to support literacy across school, home, and community.

Parents in the Driver’s Seat

Centering parent leadership, parent-driven models for learning, and parent-school-community partnerships.

Leadership for Literacy

Cultivating literacy leaders and champions. Supporting system-level change.

Literacy and Social Justice

Justice, healing, and identity.