Please help us get to The World Indigenous People’s Conference in Hawaii
A group of classmates and I are trying to attend the five day World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education in Hawaii which is coming up in May. This indiegogo was created in order to help fund the trip for folks who aren’t able to afford the steep costs of the registration, flight, and board. If possible, a donation would be incredible (any amount counts) and/or spreading the word across other social media venues for more visibility!
Blurb from the Indiegogo
"Hello! We are a diverse group of students from Western Washington University (located in Bellingham, WA) dedicated to educational equity and taking the actions necessary to make traditional classroom spaces and alternative learning venues enriching for children and adults. Many of us are majoring in human services, education (at the k-12 level and beyond), American Cultural Studies, psychology, and/or are budding grassroots organizers. The common thread guiding us all, is our desire to help people in varied ways and build greater awareness about experiences people from different walks of life and communities may be navigating.
Our class set up this campaign in order to help fund our participation at the World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education in Hawaii. This five day conference is renowned for its ability to enrich and expand people’s ideas about what education can look like and how to better ignite excitement about learning. We are absolutely invested in gaining more effective ways of teaching and learning. As well as unlearning some of the dynamics we have experienced in the classroom. Such as the teacher as the sole holder of knowledge. We believe that learning should be a communal endeavor where the teacher is learning alongside students and students are teaching alongside their teachers.
As students working our way through school, a conference and trip of this magnitude with such a short time left, would not be achievable without the generous contributions of interested donors. We are ecstatic about this opportunity as well as the possibility that there are people out there willing to help. So we would like to thank you in advance for your kindness.”
Please please share, reblog, tweet, spread the word in anyway possible!
We only have 14 days left and we’re at $650 of our $20,000 goal. Every dollar helps! If we can get someone a fluffy chicken, we can get us to this conference!
We’re up to 760 y’all! <3
Also, we’re totally interested in frequent flier miles! Just contact me and we can work out how to do this!
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