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Thursday, February 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
LIVE SESSION: Amplifying Black Voices- A conversation with the Black Teachers’ Association FULL - JOIN WAITLIST

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What began 10 months ago when a handful of Black teachers asked themselves, “Who represents the voice of Black teachers in the province?” has grown into the Black Teachers Association (BTA) of Alberta; a network of 50+ Black educators and 100+ allies from all corners of the province! BTA members are united by a shared commitment to amplify the voices of Black students and teachers and a passion to make Alberta’s classrooms, schools, and communities more inclusive and socially just. February is Black History Month. What better way to spend part of your convention meeting members of the BTA and learning about Black history, culture, arts, and community? All are welcome.

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Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Dan Grassick (they/them) is an Executive Staff Officer in the Alberta Teachers' Association's Professional Development program area. Among Dan's main responsibilities are leading the ATA's Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights (DEHR) work, supporting the teachers' conventions in Southern... Read More →
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Matthew Sauer

A Conversations With the Black Teachers' Association
Born and raised in Calgary, Matt Sauer has been teaching High School ELA in the Calgary Catholic School District for 13 years. His father of German descent was also born in Calgary while his mother moved to Calgary with her family from Trinidad. He has always gravitated to his West... Read More →
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Andrew Parker

Co-Founder, A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
Andrew G. Parker (BA, BEd) is a 20 year community basketball coach in Edmonton and he is also the Director of the 11th annual Pride of the North Basketball Tournament in North Edmonton. Andrew is also a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball alumni and a former... Read More →
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Gail-Ann Wilson

A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
Gail-Ann Wilson is a Social Studies Curriculum Resource Writer and teacher with eighteen years of senior high experience for Edmonton Public Schools. She is a diversity, equity and social justice educator, professional development presenter, and a member of the Black Teachers Association... Read More →
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Sarah Adomako Ansah

Co-Founder, Black Teachers' Association
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E. Patrick Powell

A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
E. Patrick Powell, is a Jamaican Canadian and veteran teacher. After completing his BEd from the University of Alberta in 1982, Powell taught at Victoria School in Edmonton. In 1987, he completed an MEd at Oregon State University and started teaching at Harry Ainlay High School where... Read More →

Thursday February 25, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Live Session