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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?

With presentations by:

Sara Akbari 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 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 the Senior Editor of the Bank Street Occasional Papers and a Distinguished Professor of Education at Penn State University.

Suzanne Conklin Akbari a 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 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 dean of Bank Street Graduate School of Education and professor emeritus of sociology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC).