Autry Social Action Symposium

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–Noon

Free With Advance Reservation
Space Is Limited / Reservations Required
Complimentary continental breakfast is included.


Autry Classroom Curators invites students and teachers from across Southern California to the Autry’s inaugural Social Action Symposium to learn about the ways students have used their education to make changes in their communities. As the Brazilian educator Paulo Friere observed, “Education does not transform the world. Education changes people. People change the world.” The Autry’s Social Action Symposium will highlight social action projects from a range of K-12 classrooms and will provide visitors the opportunity to make their own efforts at social action, and become champions of change.

For more information, please email Katherine Herman at

“Professional historians taught us how to think like historians, and therefore, be able to teach our children to think like historians . . . the Autry programs have made a significant difference in my work.”

—Autry Teacher Academy Participant

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

  • The Ahmanson Foundation
  • The Albertsons Foundation
  • AltaMed
  • Capital Group Companies Foundation
  • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
  • Edison International
  • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
  • The Georgina-Fredrick Children’s Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
  • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank Foundation