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This conference will capture the essence in CTA’s Mission Statement: to ensure that the dignity and civil rights of all children, youth, and adults are protected and to secure a more equitable and democratic society.

In 2022, this conference is returning to in-person and will take place in Los Angeles. CTA members will have access to dynamic speakers and interactive workshops that will provide them with a greater understanding of the issues of diversity, equity and social justice.

The theme for 2022 will be Spring into Action: declutter, decolonize, organize. Our workshop sessions will cover this theme through the lens of the following categories:

  • Awareness: Develop and strengthen our collective awareness and understanding of the causes and impacts of racism in education and need for racial justice;
  • Skills: Equip and prepare member leaders with skills to use the strategies to take action to advance racial and social justice;
  • Capacity: Equip members and stakeholders with tools and resources to advocate, mobilize, and organize to disrupt systemic racism and advance racial and social justice in education.


All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, March 4

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening General Session by CTA Officer

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Documentary Screening + Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 5

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

SCC Equity Team Breakfast

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop Session 1

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Workshop Session 2

11:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Plated Lunch & Keynote by Jarvis R. Givens

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Workshop Session 3

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

REAC Forum

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Ethnic Caucuses

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Human Rights Awards Dinner

Sunday, March 6

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee & Tea Stations

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Women's Rights Committee Forum

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

LGBTQ+ Caucus + Women's Caucus + CEEC

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop Session 4

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Brunch + Closing General Session by CTA Officer

Dr. Jarvis R. Givens

Harvard University

Jarvis R. Givens is an assistant professor of education and African & African American Studies at Harvard University. He specializes in the history of African American Education and published his first book, Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching in 2021. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the William F. Milton Fund, and published in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Givens earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.


Host Hotel: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles

  • Address: 404 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Reservations Phone: (213) 624-1000
  • Group Rate: $109/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: February 16, 2022 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: Discounted Valet Parking, $19/night

Please register for the conference before booking a room. The special rate registration link will be available in the registration confirmation email.


  • CTA Member: $195
  • Student CTA Member: $39
  • Non-Member: $585 (subject to approval)
  • Chapter Equity Team Members: $97.5
  • SCC Equity Team Members: $0
  • Exhibitors: $280 (subject to approval)

(Contacts must be verified by their Chapter President.)


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Equity & Human Rights Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members and members from small chapters. Please see our dedicated web page for more details.

  • DEADLINE PASSED – grant recipients have been notified via email. the registration fee discount will apply automatically upon registering.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a written negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day for an antigen test or 2 days for a PCR test upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk. Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone, or your digital COVID -19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.


All program details and documents are subject to change.
Session-specific documents will be available in the Cvent App (mobile) and Attendee Hub (computer) within each session.


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. The link to download your professional growth hours certificate will be emailed within a week after the conference.

University Credit: The 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to three university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.


The Equity & Human Rights Conference will host social activities for you to network with fellow educators. Don’t miss the following events:

  • Friday night social event
  • Saturday night Human Rights Awards


Planner Name: Beline Falzon


Phone: 650-552-5355

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