: an extended meeting usually held on a college campus for lectures, debates, and discussions to raise awareness of or express a position on a social or political issue

Examples of teach-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The encampment was initially free of violence, with protesters engaged in teach-ins, art builds, yoga and other activities. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Calling for an end to the Israel-Hamas war, organizers held a series of events on the lawn, such as rallies, teach-ins, religious services and workshops on poetry, painting and music. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 For some, the camps have become spaces where volunteers take on roles such as distributing donated food and holding teach-ins and religious rites. Ali Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2024 The multiracial City College Gaza Solidarity Encampment had drawn students and faculty from across the 25 CUNY colleges, holding Passover seders, Muslim prayers, teach-ins, and art builds. TIME, 9 May 2024 As demonstrators studied for finals and held teach-ins in the encampment, students nearby who weren’t activists took photos in graduation regalia by the Tommy Trojan statue and other scenic spots. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2024 Activities include a breakfast rally, teach-ins on various topics throughout the day and dabke, a traditional Palestinian folk dance. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 Student protesters said about 200 people attended events at the site on Monday, including a rally, teach-in and a Passover seder hosted by Jewish students. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 The first of those teach-ins ultimately ended up with 20 million people taking to the streets nationwide to speak up against industrial development and rally for better protection of the environment. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 19 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teach-in was in 1965

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“Teach-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teach-in. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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