Social Justice & Experiential Learning: What Is It and How Can We Engage?

Saturday, April 4th, 9:45am - 11:00am - Session I

This session will discuss the theoretical foundations of social justice and the intersections with experiential learning. Participants will be asked to apply the theoretical knowledge to their own projects, work settings, as well as the broader network. What does Social Justice in Education look like? How do we engage students in social justice work to become change agents?

Dr. Noor Ali
Dr. Noor Ali is the principal at a Al-Hamra Academy, a faith based school in Shrewsbury, MA and has been a veteran teacher of fourteen years in elementary and middle school grades. Noor is actively engaged in efforts towards social justice, inter-faith dialogue, community networking, and youth development. She serves as a Board Member on the Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services. Noor earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Northeastern University. Inspired by social justice in education, her dissertation was titled Space Making and Voice Finding for the Narrative of Muslim American Youth. She holds an MS Ed. in Inclusion Education from the University of New England and was the valedictorian for her MA in Literature in English.