AERA to Live-stream Annual Meeting Opening Plenary and Presidential Address

Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
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AERA to Live-stream Annual Meeting Opening Plenary and Presidential Address

Washington, D.C., April 1, 2019 – The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced that it is live-streaming two sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 5-9. The free live-streamed sessions include the Opening Plenary session and the AERA Presidential Address. 

Live-stream registration is open. Follow the live conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the session hashtags and #AERA19.

Live-streamed Sessions, Listed Chronologically:
All times are Eastern Time

Opening Plenary: "Truth and Reconciliation in Education: History, Narratives, and Pedagogy”

Friday, April 5, 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Session Hashtag: #AERAOpening

The Opening Plenary session, “Truth and Reconciliation in Education: History, Narratives, and Pedagogy,” will focus on the work of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and highlight its landmark 2015 report detailing state-sponsored harm done to indigenous nations. The report will be juxtaposed to various efforts in the U.S. to reconcile its history of slavery, segregation, and racial oppression, and the role of schools and universities in examining—and denying— that history. The session begins with an opening performance by the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, a National Award winning Inland Tlingit dance group based out of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. This performance will be followed by a panel of prestigious scholars and educators from Canada and the U.S. Full Session Details

AERA Presidential Address: “An Inconvenient Truth About the New Jim Crow of Education”

Sunday, April 7, 5:35 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. ET
Session Hashtag: #AERAPres

AERA President Amy Stuart Wells (Teachers College, Columbia University) will deliver the 2019 Presidential Address, “An Inconvenient Truth About the New Jim Crow of Education.” The address will be introduced by a 25-minute student-written play on the meaning of standardized tests in the lives of youth, and followed by the world premiere of a new film by Stanley Nelson on the interconnectedness of testing, curriculum, discipline, and segregation. Full Session Details

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