Monday, November 19, 2012
Free Minds, Free People
July 11-14, 2013
After the unexpected passing of Salt Lake City-based Free Minds, Free People planning team leader Matthew Bradley, a valiant force for social justice, our organizer colleagues there felt that they were unable to host the conference.
The Free Minds, Free People planning team, with the full support of our Salt Lake City planning contingent as well as an enthusiastic group of Chicago educators and activists, have decided to move the conference to Chicago. Please mark your calendars and begin making arrangements to be in Chicago just under eight months from now: July 11-14, 2013.
In the aftermath of the Chicago strike that brought teachers and community together to articulate and successfully advance a more just, more equitable education agenda driven by and for Chicago residents, we are excited to offer people who care about education justice the opportunity to connect, learn, and plan for action in this important city. Our local host team includes representatives of the Chicago Teachers Union, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Action Now, the Chicago Freedom School, Organization of the NorthEast and the Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce as well as many teachers, activists, professors, and students.
This gathering is shaping to up to be one of Free Minds, Free People’s most powerful and empowering conferences yet. We hope to see you there.
And please stay tuned. Our call for workshop and assembly proposals will be released soon! Website:
The FMFP Planning Team