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

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Date/Time50th Anniversary of Occasional Paper Series
Friday, February 9, 2024
5:30 PM EST – 7:00 PM EST
Library Salon #33 is a virtual event.
A link will be emailed to all registrants on February 9th


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

Across its history, Occasional Papers 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. At this salon, we will enact what Occasional Papers has always done – inviting participants to join us in dreaming about a future in which we fully realize our commitment to radical openness. What should our next decade of issues look and sound like? How can we best use Occasional Papers 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 Bank Street Occasional Papers and a Distinguished Professor of Education at Penn State University.

Suzanne Conklin Akbari is 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 Papers, former member of the graduate faculty at Bank Street College, and Fellow, 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 (TC).