Educating for a Just Society
September 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ismael Jimenez and Charlie McGeehan
Philadelphia Public School Teachers
As we begin a new school year, Philly educators Ismael Jimenez and Charlie McGeehan will discuss the responsibility of teachers in work for justice. Nationally, we face escalating racism, bigotry, and violence, encouraged by the President of the United States. Locally, our students and schools face persistent racial and economic inequity. Ismael and Charlie will talk about how they came to work for justice in Philadelphia public schools, how they engage students in their classrooms, and the importance of organizing beyond the classroom in a way that highlights racial and economic justice.
Ismael Jimenez is a dedicated educator, who for the last fourteen years has worked with students in Philadelphia from preschool age to the post-secondary level.
Charlie McGeehan is a Humanities teacher and building representative at The U School in North Philadelphia. Charlie won a 2018 Teaching Tolerance award for Excellence in Teaching from the Southern Poverty Law Center.