Library Salon #33: Celebrating the 50th Issue of the Occasional Paper Series

50th Anniversary of Occasional Paper Series

Friday, February 9, 2024
5:30 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST

Virtual (via Zoom)

Event Title:
Library Salon #33
Celebrating the 50th Issue of the Occasional Paper Series


Across its history, the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series has been a strong voice for socially conscious education, nurturing a diversity of authors, challenging and expanding what counts as research, and authentically representing the complexities of teaching and learning.

This salon will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series with the release of its latest issue, Learning With Treescapes in Environmentally Endangered Times. At this event we will invite participants to join us in dreaming about a future in which we fully realize our commitment to radical openness. Questions will include: What should our next decade of issues look and sound like? How can we best use the series to represent and help create classrooms of vitality, experimentation, justice, and joy?

About Our Presenters

  • Sara Akbari is a primary years’ educator with experience in US and Canadian independent schools, whose approach to teaching is deeply rooted in DEI and SEL practices.
  • Nell Becker is a 4th/5th grade educator at Central Park East 2 in East Harlem, dedicated to project/student based learning and anti-racist, inclusive education.
  • Gail Boldt is the senior editor of the Occasional Paper Series and a Distinguished Professor of Education at Penn State University.
  • Suzanne Conklin Akbari is a professor of medieval studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, engaged in public-facing language and history work in collaboration with Lenape (Delaware) communities.
  • Jonathan Silin is editor emeritus of the Occasional Paper Series, former member of the graduate faculty at Bank Street Graduate School of Education, and fellow at the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto.
  • Amy Stuart Wells is the dean of Bank Street Graduate School of Education and professor emeritus of sociology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Kristin Freda

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This is a virtual event. A link will be emailed to all registrants on February 9.