2023 Professional Book Study Keynotes

January 25, February 6, and February 21, 2023 | 4:30–6 pm PT


For a second year, Region 16 Comprehensive Center is bringing together educators, administrators, families, and community leaders from across the region to build cross-state communities of action that grow regional capacity to innovate in education and activate systems change.

We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing back our keynote series to make the insight, experience, and wisdom of our book authors and editors available to all! Students, families, educators, administrators, and community members are all welcome to join us this winter.

Unsettling Settler-Colonial Education

January 25 | 4:30 – 6 pm PT (3:30 – 5 pm AKT)

Editors Cornel Pewewardy, Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, and Anna Lees will join us to discuss their innovative framework for promoting critical consciousness toward decolonization efforts among educators.

Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools

February 6 | 4:30 – 6 pm PT (3:30 – 5 pm AKT)

Author Leilani Sabzalian will offer an intimate view of how Native students and their communities experience education and help attendees think about how to identify examples of survivance in their own lives and work.

We Got This

February 21 | 4:30 – 6 pm PT (3:30 – 5 pm AKT)

Author Cornelius Minor will explore educational equity and access in schools and discuss how to disrupt mechanisms and systems that marginalize children. He’ll share how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in the choice to really listen to kids.

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