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12th Conference of the
Tri-National Coalition
in Defense of Public Education

Mexico—United States—Canada

May 13–15, 2016
Vancouver, BC

This conference is for individuals who are attached to organizations committed to defending public education. Participants will learn of current challenges and successes in the tri-national countries, and, through the conference activities and ongoing engagement, be a part of moving the work forward over the next two years to the next conference.



Vancouver Declaration - coming soon

Articles published about the 12th Tri-national Conference

Conference meets in Vancouver to defend public education - Sarah Ringler

A global struggle: Tri-national Conference in Defense of Public Education - Peyton Veitch

News release, May 16, 2016: In solidarity with Mexican colleagues facing severe repression


The Declaration of the 11th Tri-national Conference, held in Chicago in 2014, is available in English and Spanish.

Labor Notes, a labour movement periodical, ran an article about the 11th Tri-national meeting in 2014 in Chicago. http://labornotes.org/blogs/2014/09/international-teacher-solidarity-cross-pollinates

An article from the Center for Research on Globalization provides more background on the Tri-national and the meeting in 2014 in Chicago. http://www.globalresearch.ca/teachers-unions-students-build-trinational-movement-against-neoliberal-education/5388373

Popular Resistance featured this article, "Teachers, unions, students build trinational movement against neoliberal education" in June 2014. https://www.popularresistance.org/teachers-unions-students-build-trinational-movement-against-neoliberal-education/

This Tri-national website provides information from three previous Tri-national conferences. http://www.trinationalcoalition.org/

About the Tri-national Coalition

The many aspects of the BCTF's international solidarity activities can be explored from International Solidarity Program.


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