People’s History Events Coming to Bay Area August 7, 2017

This November, the Zinn Education Project will offer workshops and a booth at two conferences in San Francisco. Mark your calendars and join us for a people’s history weekend.

Busy booth at NCSS 2016 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Nov. 17-18

The Zinn Education Project will have a booth at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference (NCSS) at the Moscone Center, Nov. 17-18. Our booth is always a lively place to meet others from across the country who are teaching outside the textbook. Consider joining us and register today.

We will have a people’s history strand of workshops including:


  • 1:00-2:00 pmReckless Capitalism, Ciudad Juárez Femicides Activism Poetry by Camila Arze Torres Goitia and Kim Kanof
  • 2:15-3:15 pmWho Freed the Slaves? by Adam Sanchez


  • 8:00-9:00 amGender, Hijab, and Muslim Feminism: The Case of Asra Nomani by Alison Kysia
  • 9:15-10:15 amCOINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
  • 11:05-11:35 amBlack Muslims throughout U.S. History: Filling the Textbook Gaps by Alison Kysia
  • 4:05-5:05 pmWe Will Not Drown, We Will Fight: Teaching Climate Justice by Moé Yonamine
  • 5:15-6:15 pmPutting a Human Face on Climate Change by Bill Bigelow


  • 8:30-10:30 amHow Will We Feed the World? by Tim Swinehart and Chris Buehler

To be confirmed:

  • Rethinking Lewis and Clark by Alison Schmitke


People’s History Trivia Night

After last year’s roaring success, we are bringing People’s History Trivia Night to San Francisco during the NCSS conference. Join us for a fun night of questions and answers about the history often missing from textbooks—the role of women, people of color, labor, and other social movements. Get your tickets now! Sponsorships also available.



Howard Zinn Book FairHoward Zinn Book Fair, Nov. 19

The annual Howard Zinn Book Fair will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at City College. The Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools will have a table display of books and materials. A major theme of the Howard Zinn Book Fair this year is “Black Reconstruction in Our Times.”

Workshops by Zinn Education staff and colleagues:

  • 1:30-2:30pmThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein with Deborah Menkart
  • 2:45-3:45Teaching the Hidden History of Reconstruction in High School by Adam Sanchez
  • 4:00-5:00Voices of SNCC: Experiencing History through SNCC Digital Gateway and Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC  by Judy Richardson


We hope to see you in November.


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