NEWS & EVENTS

What's on TAP

Throughout the year, the TAP Board of Directors actively seeks to TAP Into the Community through school contests, participation in conferences and events, and affiliation with numerous organizations, including the Urban League, NAACP, Person-to-Person, YWCA, AAUW, GLSEN, NAME, International TESOL and state TESOL affiliates.


2014


October 1 - December 15, 2014 Entries accepted for TAP's 2014 High School Essay Contest
October 15, 2013 2014 Elementary School Art Contest closed
July 15 - October 15, 2014 Entries accepted for TAP's 2014 Elementary School Art Contest
May 2014 TAP is featured in Easy English Times, the ESL and adult literacy newspaper
April 2, 2014 Essay Contest winners in our 2013-2014 contest announced and posted on the website
March 26 - 29, 2014 Annual TESOL Convention in Portland, OR (pick up TAP info at the Pro Lingua booth in the exhibit hall)


2013


December 15, 2013 2013 Middle School Essay Contest closed
September 15 - December 15, 2013 Entries accepted for TAP's 2013 Middle School Essay Contest
March 20 - 23, 2013 Annual TESOL Convention in Dallas, TX
January, 2013 Art Contest winners in our 8th annual contest announced and posted on the website


2012


November, 2012 Essay Contest winners in our 12th annual contest announced and posted on the website
August 11 - October 15, 2012 Entries accepted for TAP's Eighth Annual Art Contest
January 16, 2012 Table and activities at the Yale Peabody Museum for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend


2011


December 21, 2011 Presentation about Gentleman's Agreement and restricted suburbs at "Occupy Darien," Darien, CT
October 25 - December 15, 2011 Entries accepted for TAP's 12th Annual Essay Contest
August 2011 - March 1, 2012 TAP cosponsors Maps that Stretch Minds contest
August 1 - October 15, 2011 Entries accepted for TAP's Seventh Annual Art Contest
March 17 - 19, 2011 "Teaching for Social Responsibility in a Multicultural World" panel at the annual TESOL Convention in New Orleans, LA
January 17, 2011 Table and activities at the Yale Peabody Museum for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend


2010


October 15 - December 15, 2010 Entries accepted for TAP's 11th Annual Essay Contest
June 21 - October 31, 2010 Entries accepted for TAP's Sixth Annual Art Contest
May 28, 2010 Memorial service for Elise Klein at the University of New Haven, CT
March 24 - 27, 2010 Presentation at the annual TESOL Convention in Boston, MA
January 18, 2010 Table and activities at the Yale Peabody Museum for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend


2009


October 24, 2009 Workshop on Allies and Alliances at the GSA Forum in Princeton, NJ
October 24, 2009 Panel discussion on religion at the GSA Forum in Princeton, NJ
October 7, 2009 Plenary at the Supreme Court of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico
October 5, 2009 Workshop on Gender Equity in Mexico City, Mexico
October 2, 2009 Plenary at ANUPI Conference in Ixtapa, Mexico
October 1 - December 15, 2009 Entries accepted for TAP's 10th Annual Essay and Media Contest
September 26, 2009 Eighth Annual Barbecue and Silent Auction in New Canaan, CT
June 24, 2009 Vernon, CT, School District
May 2, 2009 Table at the conference, "Closing CT's Achievement Gap" in Farmington, CT
April 28, 2009 Keynote for students at AITE on The Spirit of Volunteerism
March 26 - 28, 2009 Workshop at the annual TESOL Convention in Denver, CO
February 26, 2009 Presentation at Glastonbury, CT, Public Schools
January 19, 2009 Table and activities at the Yale Peabody Museum for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend


2008


November 19, 2008 Parents Workshop at Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ
November 15, 2008 Workshop at the annual Justice of the Peace Conference at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, CT
October 27, 2008 Workshop at Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD
October 18, 2008 Workshop at the GSA Convention Robbinsville, NJ
October 4, 2008 Seventh Annual Barbecue and Silent Auction in New Canaan, CT
October 1 - December 15, 2008 Entries accepted for TAP's Ninth Annual Essay and Media Contest
June 6 - 8, 2008 Attendance and participation at the Media Reform Conference in Minneapolis, MN
May and June 2008 Visits and talks at schools that submitted winning essay contest entries
May 21, 2008 Workshop at the NJ TESOL Conference in Somerset, NJ
April 23 - 25, 2008 Keynote and breakout sessions at Corning, NY, Big Read Event
April 15, 2008 Essay Contest winners in our 8th annual contest announced and posted on the website
April 11, 2008 Invited presenter and panelist at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference at UConn, Storrs, CT
April 10, 2008 Keynote at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ
April 8, 2008 Student workshop in Springfield, MA
April 3-5, 2008 Colloquia and workshops at the International TESOL Conference in New York, NY
March 8, 2008 Workshop at WE LEARN Conference in New York City, NY
January 28, 2008 Workshops at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, MI
January 20 and 21, 2008 Table and workshops at the Yale Peabody Museum's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in New Haven, CT


2007


November 30, 2007 Workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools' People of Color Conference in Boston, MA
November 29, 2007 Presentation for TAP Art Contest Winners at Glastonbury Schools' International Night in Glastonbury, CT
November 9, 2007 Attendance by invitation at the Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Presentation in Washington, DC
November 3, 2007 Leadership Award presented to Elise Klein at the Muhammad Islamic Center's Annual Awards Dinner in North Haven, CT
November 3, 2007 Workshop at the Annual Justice of the Peace Conference in Newtown, CT
November 2, 2007 Workshop at Cold Spring School in New Haven, CT
October 29, 2007 Workshop at Villa Julia College in Stevenson, MD
October 3, 2007 Workshop at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT
October 1 - December 15, 2007 Entries accepted for TAP's Eighth Annual Essay and Media Contest
September 25, 2007 Keynote at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT
September 15, 2007 Annual Barbecue and Silent Auction in Stamford, CT
May and June 2007 Visits and talks at schools that submitted winning essay contest entries
May 23, 2007 Workshop at NJTESOL/NJBE Conference in Somerset, NJ
April 15, 2007 Table at and co-sponsorship of Annual Commission on Diversity in Independent Schools (CODIS) Conference in Cheshire, CT
April 15, 2007 Essay contest winners announced and posted to the website
April 9, 2007 Keynote at Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ
April 3, 2007 Workshop at Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT
March 30, 2007 Panelist at Quinnipiac University for the Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association's Achieving Diversity in Environmental Education in Hamden, CT
March 19-24, 2007 Workshops and presentations at the International TESOL Conference in Seattle, WA
March 9, 2007 Workshop at the WE LEARN Conference at Northeastern University in Boston, MA
March 2, 2007 Keynote and workshop at King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT
February 3, 2007 Workshop at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, CT
January 14 and 15, 2007 Table and workshops at the Yale Peabody Museum's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in New Haven, CT


2006


December 1, 2006 Workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools' People of Color Conference in Seattle, WA
November 18, 2006 Workshop at the annual Justice of the Peace Conference in New Britain, CT
October 26, 2006 Workshop for Stamford Educators in Stamford, CT
October 14, 2006 Workshop at ConnTESOL Conference in New Britain, CT
October 2 - December 16, 2006 Entries accepted for TAP's Seventh Annual Essay and Media Contest
September 16, 2006 Annual Barbecue and Silent Auction in Stamford, CT
August 28, 2006 Workshop at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT
June 12, 2006 Workshop at Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, CT
May and June 2006 Visits and talks at schools that submitted essay contest entries
May 23, 2006 Parents' workshop at New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, CT
May 8 and 9, 2006 Keynotes and breakouts at Truman College, Chicago, IL
April 15, 2006 Essay contest winners announced and posted to the website
April 8, 2006 Table at and co-sponsorship of Annual Commission on Diversity in Independent Schools (CODIS) Conference in Farmington, CT
April 6, 2006 Workshop at Kulanu High School Stamford, CT
March 25, 2006 Workshop at Pennsylvania NAME Annual Conference in Scranton, PA
March 13 - March 18, 2006 Presentations and workshops at the International TESOL Conference in Tampa, FL
March 9, 2006 Workshop at the WE LEARN Conference at Yale University, New Haven, CT
March 3, 2006 Keynote and breakout at Illinois TESOL, Naperville, IL
February 22, 2006 Workshop at New Canaan Country School, New Canaan, CT
February 7, 2006 Workshop at Kulanu High School in Stamford, CT
January 25, 2006 Workshop at New Canaan Country School, New Canaan, CT
January 15, 2006 Table and workshop at the Yale Peabody Museum's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration in New Haven, CT
January 8 and 9, 2006 Workshops at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA


2005


December 7, 2005 Workshop at Kulanu High School in Stamford, CT
November 12, 2005 Second Annual Benefit Concerts for TAP performed by Jazz for Peace, Norwalk, CT
November 11 - 13,2005 Workshop at New York State TESOL Conference at NYU, NY, NY
October 29, 2005 Parents' Workshop at the Mead School in Stamford, CT
October 1 - 2, 2005 Attendance and participation at Power Up! conference in Hollywood, CA
October 1 - December 16, 2005 Entries accepted for TAP's Sixth Annual Essay and Media Contest
September 13, 2005 Workshop at The Discovery Center in Farmington, CT
September 1, 2005 Workshop at Kulanu High School in Stamford, CT
July 25, 2005 Screening of the film Unconstitutional with panel discussion following at Bridgeport Public Library
July 16, 2005 Table at the town of New Canaan's annual celebration, New Canaan, CT
June 25, 2005 Annual Barbecue and Silent Auction in New Canaan, CT
June 13, 2005 Screening of the film Unconstitutional with facilitation and panel discussion following at Stamford Public Library, Stamford, CT
May and June 2005 Visits and talks at schools that submitted essay contest entries
April 22, 2005 Workshop for 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund in New York City, NY
April 15, 2005 Workshops at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT
April 14, 2005 Essay contest winners announced and posted to the website
March 29 to April 2, 2005 Presentations at International TESOL in San Antonio, TX
March 28, 2005 Workshop at the Mead School in Stamford, CT
March 17, 2005 Keynote and workshops at the Governor's Prevention Partnership's Peer Mediation Conference at Quinnipiac University Law School in Hamden, CT Made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund
February 23, 2005 Workshops at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT
February 9, 2005 Training at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT Made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund
January 27, 2005 Screening of Unconstitutional with discussion to follow at Norwalk Public Library in Norwalk, CT
January 16, 2005 Table and workshop at the Yale Peabody Museum's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration in New Haven, CT
January 5 and 26, 2005 Workshops at New Canaan Country School


2004


December 7, 2004 Workshops at SIT (School for International Training) in Brattleboro, VT
December 1 - 3, 2004 Workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference in Miami, FL
November 20, 2004 Benefit Concert for TAP performed by Jazz for Peace, New York City
November 12 and 13, 2004 Featured Presenter at Wisconsin TESOL in Eau Claire, WI
October 30, 2004 Workshop at the 2004 ConnTESOL Conference in New Britain, CT
October 8, 2004 Workshops at the 2004 TESOL Peace Forum at Pace University in NYC, NY
October 2, 2004 Keynote and breakout at the Texas TESOL Region V Conference in Dallas, TX
October 1 - December 15, 2004 Entries accepted for TAP's Fifth Annual Essay Contest
September 8 - 10, 2004 Attendance and participation in the annual NGO Conference at the United Nations, NYC, NY
May 10 and 11, 2004 Workshops at Hartland Elementary School in Hartland, VT
April 22, 2004 Workshops for the Rice Lake School District and others in Rice Lake, WI
April 15, 2004 Workshops at Media Education in Action Conference in Brattleboro, VT
March 31 - April 3, 2004 Presentations and workshops at the International TESOL Conference in Long Beach, CA
February 21, 2004 Workshop on Hollywood and Leadership at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT
February 17, 2004 Workshop for educators at Norwich Tech High School in Norwich, CT. Made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund.
January 28, 2004 Workshop at the Green Mountain Training Center (now the Center for Health and Learning) in Brattleboro, VT. Made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund.
January 19, 2003 Workshops for Montpelier School District in Montpelier, VT
January 18, 2004 Table and workshop at the Yale Peabody Museum's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration in New Haven, CT
January 16, 2004 Workshop at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY
January 5, 2004 Workshop at the Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, MD


2003


December 19, 2003 The Jewish Ledger in Connecticut has "A Conversation with...Elise Klein"
December 4, 2003 Workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference in Honolulu, HI
November 21, 2003 Workshop for educators in Niantic, CT. Made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund.
November 8, 2003 New York State TESOL Conference Workshop, Rye, NY
November 1, 2003 Connecticut TESOL Conference Workshop, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
October 23, 2003 Keynote speech and workshops at the Maine Adult Education Association Conference in Portland, ME. Workshops made possible by a grant from Haymarket People's Fund.
October 19, 2003 Panel discussion on "The Influence of the Media" sponsored by Cultural Creatives in Action, Westport, CT-postponed to 2004
October 18, 2003 Workshops at Wisconsin TESOL in Eau Claire, WI
October 16, 2003 Workshop at the CT-NAME Conference in Farmington, CT
October 2, 2003 Workshop at St. George's School in Newport, RI
September 15 - December 1, 2003 Entries accepted for TAP's Fourth Annual Essay Contest
June 28, 2003 Second Annual Members' Barbecue
May 10, 2003 TAP workshop at School of the Holy Child, Rye, NY: "Teaching Diversity and Acceptance Through the Media."
May 3, 2003 Workshops at PennTESOL East in Philadelphia, PA.
April 2003 Essay Contest winners announced and posted to the website.
April 24, 2003 Workshop at St. George's School, Newport, RI.
April 6, 2003 Workshop at the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Diversity Conference in Waterbury, CT.
March & April 2003 Visits & talks at area schools.
March 27 & 29, 2003 Workshops at International TESOL in Baltimore, MD.
March 7-8, 2003 Workshops at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
February 12 & 19, 2003 Workshops at New Canaan Country School, New Canaan, CT.
January 21, 2003 Workshops at White Plains High School, White Plains, NY.
January 20, 2003 Interview on radio station WGCH 1490AM, Greenwich, CT.


2002


December 6, 2002 Workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference in Chicago, IL.
October 31, 2002 Workshop at National Association for Multicultural Education conference in Washington, DC.
October 4, 2002 Workshop at the Massachusetts TESOL conference in Boston, MA.
September 28, 2002 TAP workshop at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven: "Teaching Diversity and Acceptance through the Media."
September 15 - November 30, 2002 Entries accepted for TAP's Third Annual Essay Contest
September 13 - 14, 2002 Co-sponsor, with Yale University Alternative Media Library and Resource Center, of International Film Festival in New Haven, CT.
August 29, 2002 Workshop at Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA.
July 20, 2002 First Annual Members' Barbecue & Meeting.
June 30, 2002 Table and presentation at "Democracy Rising" event at New Haven Coliseum.
June 24, 2002 Workshop at Maine Adult Education Summer Institute in Orono, ME.
June 3 and June 10, 2002 Workshops at Barnard Elementary School, New Haven, CT.
June 1, 2002 Introduction to TAP workshop at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven.
April 10 - 13, 2002 Presentation and TAP display at International TESOL in Salt Lake City, UT.
March 23, 2002 Introduction to TAP workshop at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven
March 22, 2002 Workshop at the Connecticut Association for Adult & Continuing Education (CAACE) in Waterbury, CT.
March 11, 2002 Workshops at conference: "Changing Me, Changing Others, Together, Changing The World" at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.
March 6, 2002 Workshops with students and with educators at Norup Middle School, Oak Park, MI.
March 2, 2002 Keynote speech and workshop at the Connecticut Association of Interdistrict Magnet Schools (CAIMS) in New Haven, CT.
February 13, 2002 Interview on radio station WXCI 91.7FM, Danbury, CT.
February 4, 2002 Keynote address to kickoff for Human Rights Week at Hebrew High School of New England, West Hartford, CT.
January 21, 2002 Interview on radio station WGCH 1490AM, Greenwich, CT, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
January 21, 2002 Workshop at Kingswood-Oxford School, Hartford, CT for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


2001


December 16, 2001 Interview on radio station WSTC 1400AM, Norwalk, CT.
December 1, 2001 Introduction to TAP workshop at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven.
November 21, 2001 Article/interview with Elise Klein appears in the New Canaan Advertiser.
November 8, 2001 Presentation at the Greenwich YWCA on "The Historical Roots of Prejudice" co-sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society and the Greenwich YWCA.
November 3, 2001 Workshop at Connecticut TESOL at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT.
November 1, 2001 Interview on radio station WGCH 1490AM, Greenwich, CT.
October 26, 2001 Workshop at the Maine Adult Education Conference in Portland, ME.
October 25, 2001 Workshop at the 6th Annual Connecticut Conference on Multicultural Education in Waterbury, CT.
September 22, 2001 Booth and display at the Sickle Cell Walkathon in Bridgeport, CT.
September 17, 2001 Article/interview with Elise Klein "Changing Apathy to Empathy" appears in the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time.
September 15 - December 1, 2001 Entries accepted for TAP's Second Annual Essay Contest.
September 2001 Article, written by TAP president Elise Klein, appears in the Global Issues in Language Education Newsletter, Tottori, Japan.
August 25, 2001 Introduction to TAP workshop at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven .
July 14, 2001 Booth and display at the Urban League Celebration in Stamford, CT.
June 16 - 17, 2001 Booth and display at the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
May 2001 TAP co-sponsor of Beverly Tatum's visit to Darien and "Interrupting the Cycle of Racism."
April 2001 Second Introduction to TAP workshop for educators, administrators and interested individuals.
March 2001 Presentations at the annual Connecticut Association for Adult & Continuing Education (CAACE) Conference in West Haven, CT, at International TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in St. Louis, MO, and at Northern New England TESOL, in Portland, ME.
January 2001 First Introduction to TAP workshop held at ELS Language Centers, University of New Haven .


2000


October 2000 Statewide launch of first annual TAP Essay Contest open to middle school and high school students in Connecticut. Contest winners were notified in December and awards were presented in various ceremonies during January and February 2001.
September 2000 Workshops conducted for Middletown Adult Education and Stamford Adult Education , "Confronting Prejudice: American Film and Television."
April 28, 2000 Inception and first formal meeting of the TAP organization.