We particularly welcome proposals from teachers, educators, and everyone who works to empower young children and youth. We invite teachers from pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities, community-based educators, young people, activists/organizers, artists, parents, teacher educators, and academic researchers to submit proposals that address a range of education justice issues.

There are several different types of activities that you can submit proposals for:


Practitioners will provide hands-on instruction and practical ideas and methods that participants can take back to their home communities. We prefer workshops that actively engage participants. (Workshops last 90 minutes on average).

Panel Discussion

Several individuals with experience in similar topics will share a 90-minute time slot, fielding questions and generating action-oriented dialogue with participants.

Paper or Research Exploration

Authors/researchers will share a 90-minute time slot to interactively explore papers on a similar topic and engage the audience in the issues and implications for youth and social change.

Free Young Minds Workshop

Facilitators will lead a hands-on activity specifically for youth ages 4-12. Activities are designed to engage young minds in exploring issues relevant to their experiences and expressing their unique voices. (Free Young Minds workshops are 30-minutes for ages 4-9 and 90-minutes for ages 10-12).


We are inviting organizations and individuals working on a specific issue within Education for Liberation to organize a convening where participants can build toward national connectedness and collective action on that issue. We envision these assemblies as collaborative movement building and strengthening spaces within Free Minds, Free People.

Each proposal submission page contains more detailed guidelines about what we are looking for in each proposal type.

Additional questions? Please email Thomas Nikundiwe (tnikundiwe@gmail.com).