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Upcoming Events

Join us for a book launch celebration for
Únase a nosotros para una celebración de lanzamiento de libro para


Families With Power: Centering Students by Engaging with Families and Community 


Tuesday, May 10, 2022/martes, 10 de mayo de 2022
5 - 6:30pm
Florence Civic Center
90 Park St, Florence, MA


Join author Mary Cowhey and members of Families with Power to celebrate publication of our stories about grassroots family and community engagement in the Jackson St. School community, including Morning Math Club, Arabic Community Club, Family Reading Parties and more. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of the book sale proceeds will fund new FWP scholarships.


Únase a la autora Mary Cowhey y a los miembros de Familias con Poder para celebrar la publicación de nuestras historias sobre la
participación comunitaria y familiar de base en la comunidad de Jackson St. School, incluido el club matutino de matemáticas, el club comunitario árabe, las fiestas familiares de lectura y más. Los libros estarán disponibles para su compra y firma. Una parte de las ganancias de la venta de libros financiará las becas FWP.



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Arranging for a speaking engagement

If you would like to arrange for a keynote, lecture, workshop, visit, book signing or videoconference, please use the contact button above to email me.



Past Events:
Colleges and Universities

Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, NY)
Keene State College DiverseVoices from the Field Speaker (Keene, NH)
Wheelock College: Race, Culture and Identity Speaker (Boston, MA)
State University of New York at Cortland (Cortland, NY)
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)
Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Westfield State College (Westfield, MA)
University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)
Smith College (Northampton, MA)
Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)
Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) Ecological Teaching and Learning field visit
Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) videoconference
Georgia State University, Early Childhood Education Faculty Retreat videoconference
University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) videoconference
University of Texas - Pan American (Edinburg, TX) videoconference
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC) videoconference


Keynote Speaker:
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Matthew Shephard Social Justice Symposium at University of Wyoming (Laramie)
New York State Foundations of Education Association Conference (Albany, NY)
Appleseed Writing Project (Indiana University - Purdue University, Ft Wayne, IN)
Childspan Conference, (Providence, RI)
Sandanona Conference, School for International Training (Brattleboro, VT)

Workshop Presenter and/ or Panelist:
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference
International Reading Association Conference
National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
New England Conference on Multicultural Education (Hartford, CT)
Michigan Reading Association Conference
Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference
Pioneer Valley Reading Association
Plymouth Writing Project (Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH)
Western Mass Writing Project Best Practices Conference (Amherst, MA)

Schools, Associations, Congregations

School of Inquiry, Rochester, NY
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools, Martha's VIneyard, MA
Virginia Diversity Network, Richmond, VA
Sant Bani School, Sanbornton, NH
Northampton Shin Buddhist Sangha, Northampton, MA
Western Mass Association of the Education of Young Children (WMAEYC)
California Association of Independent Schools, Santa Monica, CA
South Hadley Public Schools, South Hadley, MA
The Teacher's Loft, Holyoke, MA
Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, Keene, NH
North Adams Public Schools, Service Learning Conference, N. Adams, MA
Critical Literacy Study Group, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA (videoconference)
Newport News Public Schools: Equity Initiative, Newport News, VA
Seven Oaks School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pluralistic School One, Santa Monica, CA
Deerfield Elementary School, South Deerfield, MA
Center for Early Education, West Hollywood, CA