1. Sixth General Meeting Registration for Teachers, Administrators and Staff

Please register for your complimentary entrance to the 2008 Sixth General Meeting of the California State PTA Convention to hear Erin Gruwell, " Educator and Catalyst for Social Change." Erin's story tracks an idealistic young woman who believed in her school English students, most of whom had been written off by the education system. Aside from Erin, nobody thought these "troubled" kids would even graduate high school. But Erin encouraged them to become much more. She forced them to question long-held racial stereotypes, address their deepest struggles, and ultimately re-chart their futures. With Erin's support, they chose to forego teenage pregnancy, drugs, alcohol, and violence to become friends, storytellers, published writers, college students, and hopeful young adults. Their story earned Erin and her students' dozens of awards, including the Spirit of Anne Frank Award. In January 2007, Paramount Pictures released the feature film Freedom Writers to national acclaim, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank as Erin.

The Sixth General Meeting will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Sunday, May 4, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The convention center is located at 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802. This complimentary registration is for General Meeting ONLY. This is the last general session of the convention.

* 1. Name and Address

* 2. Name of School

* 3. What is your position or title?

* 4. Are you a member of a PTA?

* 5. How did you hear about this invitation to attend the PTA sixth general meeting?

Please bring your email confirmation with you to the Registation Table in front of the Sixth General Meeting room. You will receive a special ID to be admitted to the meeting.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at the 2008 Calfornia State PTA Convention on May 4 in Long Beach.

Pam Brady,