CSJ Education for Liberation Week


In collaboration with diverse campus and community partners, CSJ coordinates Education Week to raise awareness about both the challenges and celebrations within the current field of education. 

Education Week 2019 

(* denotes pre-registration requested)

Monday, October 21

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Acing the Teaching Demo* Workshop, with SelectEd in Cawley Career Education Center, Seminar Room 1

The Demo Lesson is arguably the most challenging and important round in the interview process. Learn how to prepare and excel — especially if you have limited teaching experience. Please bring a sample lesson (preferably standalone) that we can review.

Register through Handshake. Spaces limited.


Tuesday, October 22

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Georgetown Programs in Education Open House* hosted by the Center for Social Justice in 130 Poulton Hall

Meet and mingle and munch and lunch with the professors, academic directors, staff coordinators, and students of Georgetown’s awesome portfolio of Education programs – Program in Education, Inquiry & Justice (minor for College undergraduates) and graduate programs in Educational TransformationLearning, Design & Technology; and the McCourt School certificate in Education Finance. From the School of Continuing Studies, we will be joined by the Higher Education Administration MPS, the Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate, and the Education Policy and Program Evaluation Certificate. Finally, we will also be joined by Abigail Lewis, director of THE CALL, a new GU signature program, offering one semester’s downtown DC residence, credit-bearing internships, and unique mentoring and networking opportunities.

RSVP required for food ordering purposes

3:00pm – 3:50pm – Chaplains Tea celebrating Postgraduate Service hosted by Campus Ministry in Healy Foyer

Join Campus Ministry every Tuesday any time between 3 and 3:50 for free tea, conversation, and a moment to pause your hectic day and relax for a few moments with our University Chaplains. This Chaplains’ Tea will celebrate all those members of our Georgetown community who engaged in postgraduate service including education (ex. Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Teach for America, Peace Corps, City Year) and those seniors who are discerning volunteer commitments after graduation. We bring the tea and snacks, you bring the conversation. Immediately after Tea, please join us for our weekly Prayer for Peace and Justice at 3:50 pm.

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Interviewing 101* Workshop (for students who are applying to education and teaching positions), with SelectEd, in Cawley Career Education Center, Seminar Room 1. 

Students interested in a career in education often have questions about how the interview differs from other industries. Come to this session to tackle an assortment of interview questions provided by schools in a low-pressure environment with other candidates, and see for yourself how to prepare for an interview in the field of education.

Register through Handshake. Spaces limited.


Wednesday, October 23

11:00am – 4:00pm – Visit the Center for Social Justice table at the Georgetown Farmers’ Market
Red Square

Buy one, give one! CSJ will have a table at the Georgetown Farmers’ Market to sell stainless steel straws; for every straw you buy for $5, a DC community member in a CSJ program will receive a stainless steel straw. (DC has a plastic straw ban.) CSJ will also be selling its one-of-a-kind “Hoya Soxa,” a fundraiser for CSJ’s Alternative Breaks Program scholarship fund. Each pair of Hoya Soxa is $15. Information about applying to immersion trips of Alternative Breaks Program will be available. 

5:00 – 6:30pm – Advocating for Equity in Education
Arrupe Multipurpose Room 

A panel with representatives from organizations that partner with the direct service/community-based learning (CBL) course Education, Equity & Advocacy of the Program on Education, Inquiry & Justice. The discussion will focus on the role of and opportunities in advocacy in the field of education. Light reception will follow.

  • Tayo Belle, Senior Staff Attorney, School Justice Project
  • Sarah Cameau, Founder and Director of Programs, School Justice Project
  • Scott Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director, EmpowerEd 
  • Serena Hayes, Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education, DC State Board of Education
  • Mazi Mutafa, Founder and Executive Director, Words, Beats, & Life 
  • Kerry Savage, Associate Director of Policy, PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education)

No RSVP required. Please come!


Thursday, October 24

Center for Social Justice highly recommends attending AERA’s annual Brown Lecture at 6:00pm. The event is located at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. This year, the 2019 Brown Lecture will be given by Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in education. RSVP here

Friday, October 25

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Center for Social Justice Space Expansion Celebration at Poulton Hall

Help us celebrate the long-awaited renovations and expansion of the Center for Social Justice! See our new space, talk to CSJ team members, and enjoy some end of the week refreshments. 

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Seeking Equitable Education for Multilingual Learners with Kate Menken and Jamie Schissel — RSVP here.

This event is hosted by Georgetown’s Master’s of Arts in Educational Transformation

Kate Menken is Professor of Linguistics at Queens College and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include language education policy, bilingual education, and emergent bilinguals in secondary schools.

Jamie Schissel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNC Greensboro. Her research focuses on the education of emergent bilingual students, specifically how language education policies around assessments interact with teaching and learning. She teaches courses on applied linguistics at UNCG for undergraduate and graduate students and has a joint appointment in the Education Research Methods Department. 

Questions about CSJ’s Education Week events can be directed to CSJ’s Operations Officer, Lucia Cappelloni. To request accommodations related to a disability for any event below, we kindly ask that you fill out this form or contact Lucia.Cappelloni@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to meet requests made with 5 business days notice.