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AACTE Announces 2021 Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers

Get inspired at the AACTE 73rd Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight and Closing Sessions, featuring award-winning activist Bettina Love on February 25 and renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss on February 26.
Bettina L. LoveBettina L. Love
Speaker Spotlight Session Presenter
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council. 
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
Closing Keynote Speaker
Friday, February 26, 2021 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning presidential historian, scholar of leadership and bestselling author of ten books, most recently the acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Presidents of War. The New York Times Book Review calls Presidents of War “a superb and important book, superbly rendered.”  The Financial Times says that the book “looks at leadership from every angle” and calls it “epic” and “magisterial.” The historian Ron Chernow calls the book “monumental and profoundly important.” Tom Hanks says, “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human.”
Read more about Bettina Love and Michael Beschloss, and learn how you can join in the work around “Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Courageous Action” during the Annual Meeting!

The December 18 early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching! Take advantage of discounted rates for the AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting by securing your spot today!  Visit www.aacte.org for conference details and email events@aacte.org to register. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE21.
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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE