Book Release: A People’s Curriculum for the Earth Celebration


It’s time to celebrate!

Please join the editors of A People’s Curriculum for the Earth for the Portland area book release party. After five years of work, Portland public high school teachers Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart are excited to share their work with their community and to get it into the hands of teachers and activists eager for critical resources on the environmental crisis.

Where:  The Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center (2nd floor), 721 NW 9th Ave

When: Friday, March 13th, 4pm (program begins at 4:30pm)

The book is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis. They will share a few excerpts and talk about the important role that teachers have to play within the growing climate justice movement.

At a time when it’s becoming increasingly obvious that life on Earth is at risk, here is a resource that helps students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

Parking: Ecotrust is located next to the 10th Ave. Portland Streetcar line. Limited on street parking is available around the building. The Station Place SmartPark garage is located three blocks away and can be entered at NW 9th and Marshall.

What to bring: We’ll provide some food, beer, and wine — but please feel free to bring beer/wine or an appetizer to share.

The event is co-sponsored by Rethinking Schools and PDX. Find out more about the book here.

Rethinking Schools
 is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.

 is the Portland chapter of, an international group of climate change activists dedicated to building a global grassroots movement to address the most important challenge of our time.