Boston-area Educators for Social Justice Conference
The Color of Justice: Race, Class and Public Education
Saturday May 21st, 2016
8:30 - 5:00
Location: Fenway High School
67 Alleghany St, Boston, MA 02120
Announcing this year's panelists!
Carlos Rojas Álvarez, our panel moderator, graduated from Boston Latin School in 2012. As a high school student, he became increasingly uncomfortable with hiding his status as an undocumented American. He channeled his frustration and anger in the face of injustice and a broken immigration system into education policy and organizing. He became involved with the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), Youth on Board (YOB), and the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), where he led major campaigns for school discipline reform, the inclusion of student opinion in educator evaluations, and sat on the Boston School Committee as the student representative. When his status barred him from enrolling in college, Carlos became the Education Policy Associate at YOB, a core leader of SIM, and the New England representative to the National Coordinating Committee of the United We Dream (UWD) Network.