MTA Retired Members Gathering

MTA Retired

The MTA Retired Gathering provides a great opportunity to gain new skills, make friends, reconnect with colleagues, use your voice to advocate for our students and schools, and hear from MTA leaders.

MTA’s 2021 Virtual Retired Members Gathering is being held October 19-20, 2021

The MTA Retired Members Committee (RMC) is proud to bring you the 20th Annual Retired Members Gathering as a virtual event due to the continuing restrictions of COVID-19.

This conference provides a wonderful opportunity for MTA's retired members to gain new knowledge and skills, reconnect with colleagues, use their voices to advocate for public education, and hear from MTA leaders.



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Presentation of the 2021 Honor Our Own Award
  • Richard Liston (Everett Teachers Association)
  • Craig Slatin (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
10:30 am - 12:00 p.m. The Fair Share Amendment in Service to Racial Justice
2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
  • Screen Time and its Discontents
  • How and Why Classroom Gatherings Must Change

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. COVID-19 Update
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
  • Critical Race Theory
  • The Rise of White Nationalism
2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
  • A Perspective on Teacher Strikes at MTA Over the Decades
  • Neoliberalism, Inequality, and Race

The Virtual Gathering is FREE OF CHARGE and can be accessed from the safety and comfort of your home with a computer, laptop or tablet with an internet connection. Take as many workshops as you like throughout the two-day event!


Plenary Session - 2020 Gathering

Plenary Session - 2020 Gathering

Women's Suffrage - 2020 Gathering

Neo Liberalism - 2020 Gathering

Institutional Racism - 2020 Gathering

Covid 19 - 2020 Gathering

Climate Change - 2020 Gathering

Advice for Retirees - 2020 Gathering

Activism - 2020 Gathering