6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections

When: Sunday, May 20, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Price: Free. Registration required.
Parachute created for the New York City women’s march on January 21, 2017, featuring a diverse range of 12 women activists, artists, and politicians.
"We Carry Them With Us, They Lifted Us Up." Acrylic paint on nylon parachute. Designed by Elizabeth Hamby, Priscilla Stadler, Bridget Bartolini, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, 2017.

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference


2018 Theme: Intersections

How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights?

Join educators to address, celebrate, unpack, and encourage intersection in the classroom and beyond. Participation is free; proposals to present are due February 1, 2018.

About the Teaching Social Activism Conference

The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for this free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change.

The Conference is free. Registration is now sold out. If you would like to add your name to the Waitlist, please complete this form here

Presenting at the Conference

The call for proposals is open! Completed proposals are due February 1, 2018. 

If you are a Museum, School, or Cultural Institution and would like to feature your work at the Conference, please contact us at pd@mcny.org.

Sessions are 50 minutes long. Workshops and interactive sessions are encouraged. Sessions must address the theme of “Intersections” and indicate whether they are geared for educators of elementary, middle, high school, or college students.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

Questions? Interested in bringing students? Call us at 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 6 hours of CTLE credit.

Free. Registration required.

The Puffin Foundation

Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd.

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

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