Center X Presents “Teaching, Leading, and Living in Solidarity”

Conference on April 22 in Moore Hall seeks to expand networks of LA educators to preserve civil liberties.

UCLA’s Center X aims to deepen the understanding and extend the networks of Los Angeles educators to respond effectively to the threats posed to civil rights and civil liberties by the current administration. A daylong conference at UCLA on Saturday, April 22, will include interactive sessions with civil rights attorneys, community advocates, and LA teachers and school leaders to inform, prompt dialogue, and initiate plans for individual and collective action. School teams are encouraged to participate and develop school action plans.

Tom Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF, will deliver opening remarks. Featured speakers include Sylvia Torres-Guillen and Victor Leung, ACLU; Martha Ruch, Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA; Ruth Cusick, Milinda Kakai, and Alisa Hartz, Public Counsel; Andrea Ramos, Southwestern Law School; Ilse Escobar, UTLA; Jeff Share, faculty member, UCLA TEP; Miguel Covarubias, teacher; Yousef Baker, assistant professor of international studies, CSU Long Beach; and Angela James, Black Lives Matter.

A closing plenary panel will be held by Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education; Angelica Salas, executive director, CHIRLA; and Veronica Terriquez, associate professor of sociology, UC Santa Cruz.

This event will take place in Moore Hall on the UCLA campus. Admission is free and open to the public. To attend, click here.