Since our founding in July 2020, ATN has been freedom dreaming, planning, and springing into action. So far we've invested $150,000 in grant funds to individuals and communities, fought to keep educators out of prison, assisted in building freedom schools across the US, organized panels on teacher wellness, standardized testing, and more.
In summer of 2021, ATN gathered radical and imaginative minds around issues impacting schools and communities nationwide. This gathering was a space for building towards an abolitionist teaching future through dreaming, planning, action, and self-care. A space for sharpening our understanding of abolitionist teaching in order to build and lead collective movements for educational freedom. We had speakers such as Mariame Kaba, Derecka Purnell, student activists, and educators on the front lines. In the fall of 2022, we will strategize alongside other abolitionists, educators, students, and caregivers at a time where the small gains we have made are under attack to vision and strategize boldly for the education our people deserve.
Our keynote for this year's conference is Marc Lamont Hill. Please stay tuned for more information about the all day event, including panels, celebrations, and more. Ticket registration can be found here.