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Published: September 27th, 2017
The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to present the

5th Annual Civic Learning Conference:

“Inspiring Student Voices”

Encouraging Arizona’s Students to Add Their Voices to Our Democracy

Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, representatives from Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, and Adult Education Program staff as they discuss the importance of civic education.

Keynote Speaker

Mary Beth Tinker

At 13, Mary Beth Tinker took a controversial stand by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in response to the Vietnam War. When school officials suspended her, she took her free speech case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. Today, Tinker urges young people to become agents of positive change in their schools and in their communities.

Conference Highlights

  • Mary Beth Tinker
  • Plaintiff from the Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
  • School Recognition Ceremony
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12 educators, Higher Education faculty, and Adult Education Program staff.
  • Student Panels highlighting successful civic engagement programs here in Arizona
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification



Desert Willow Conference Center located at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040


March 2, 2018


$95.00 includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and all day snack/beverage service


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Desert Willow Conference Center

Arizona Department of Education contacts:
Tammy Waller 602-364-1981 and Teresa DePadre Buri 602-542-4734
Civic Engagement Inbox: [email protected]

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