Teaching for Social Justice and Liberation

Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dryden Hall, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Laurence Tan will discuss his journey of striving to teach for social justice and liberation from Watts to Oakland. This talk and interactive discussion will focus on developing critical and culturally sustaining pedagogies in urban schools and supporting youth to empower themselves to change the world.


Laurence Tan (LT) is the fifth grade Lead Teacher at Roses in Concrete Community School in Oakland, a school with the mission of developing youth committed to lives characterized by self-discipline, integrity, love, and hope in the pursuit of justice and equity for all communities. LT has over sixteen years of experience teaching elementary school and supporting youth to engage in research and action to create social change. He received the 2013 Teaching Tolerance National Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching.


  • Free event
  • Children are welcomed however childcare not provided. 
  • A light meal will be provided. Event next to Oliver Hall for purchase of additional food and drinks.



Jeannie Harberson at jhh3@stmarys-ca.edu