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2014 Conference Program Book

Muchas gracias, Tucson, for an INCREDIBLY POWERFUL
24th Annual NAME Conference!  

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Call for Papers: KAME 2015 – Seoul

CALL for Papers for the 2015 International Conference
hosted by the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME)
 April 30 to May 2, 2015 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. 

The theme of the 2015 KAME international conference is:

“For the Welfare of Humankind: Multicultural Citizenship Education in a Global Context”

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, students, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship. 

KAME invites submissions of manuscripts. Any presentation pertaining to the conference theme or related topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript electronically with a short curricular vitae tokame2008@naver.com (or hamseunghwan@gmail.com) by December 31, 2014. The KAME will inform the authors of whether the submitted paper is accepted by January 20, 2015.  

Some prominent keynote speakers and invited presenters of the conference include:

Bill Ayers (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Cherry Banks (University of Washington, USA)

James Banks (University of Washington, USA)

Paul Gorski (EdChange, USA)

Carl Grant (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US A )

Rahil Ismail ( National Institute of Education, Singapore)

Ann Lopez (University of Toronto, Canada)

Darren Lund (University of Calgary, Canada)     

Jabari Mahiri (University of California Berkeley, USA)

Wayne Martino (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Barbara Pamphilon (University of Canberra, Australia)

Christine Sleeter (California State University, Monterey Bay, USA)

Yasemin Soysal (University of Essex, UK)

Call for Submissions and Travel Awards:

 Multicultural Education Review (MER), the peer-reviewed official international journal of the KAME, invites submissions of manuscripts. Any topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript electronically to MER via theonline submission system of MER (journals.sfu.ca/mer). The Editor of MER guarantees an editorial decision within no more than six months, and the accepted articles will be published in MER within a year after the final decision is made.

Each year KAME will choose 10 accepted articles and offer travel awards to the authors, including airline ticket (maximum of US$800 reimbursement for scholars from North and South Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East; maximum of US$500 reimbursement for scholars from Asia) plus a hotel room for three nights during the any KAME annual international conference of the author’s choice.

Please send any inquiry to the following addresses:

Professor Seung-Hwan Ham, hamseunghwan@gmail.com  or

Professor Yun-Kyung Cha, President, Korean Association for Multicultural Education (yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr)

2014 NAME Tucson Conference

WOW what a great conference!!

NAME  24th International ANNUAL Conference

 in Tucson AZ  –  Nov. 5 – 9, 2014


Dismantling Fronteras through Multicultural Education: Con Comunidad, Cariño y Coraje

  Many fronteras (borders) aim to divide us as a human family. Most obvious are those geo-political fronteras that divide one nation from another, even when they separate people who share common socio-cultural histories. Some of the most problematic fronteras exist within the tacit ideologies that guide our actions and that have colonized our minds. Ideological fronteras are created to divide people and to reinforce hierarchies: Whites over Blacks, rich over poor, males over females, heterosexuals over LGBTQ, able bodied over disabled, citizen over recent arrival, English speakers over speakers of other languages, non-Indigenous over Indigenous. These hierarchies create “others” of those who are pushed to the margins. We recognize that fronteras while having been created can also be dismantled. Fronteras are, after all, constructed by people and as such can be dismantled by people. Dismantling fronteras is no easy task, as strong forces are at play to keep people divided and power in the hands of the privileged few. Dismantling them asks that we engage in meaningful interaction and respectful dialogue aimed at understanding each other, seeking places of commonality while affirming our social differences, and building capacity for social change. This requires that we build a sense of comunidad (community), filled with cariño (loving care) and the coraje (courage) to have the difficult but critical conversations at the heart of building our capacity for change. It asks that we reach across lines of difference to enter another’s world, building solidarity in a struggle for equity, inclusion, access and justice. We invite you (students, parents, educators, scholars, and community activists) to participate in the 2014 conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education in Tucson, Arizona, where we will seek ways in which a critical, social justice oriented multicultural education can serve as a tool aimed at dismantling false fronteras that divide us from ourselves. We especially invite those whose work moves between the P-16 classroom and the community to address pressing social challenges.

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Why is NAME going to Arizona???

Dear NAME Members,

It was great to see many of you last week in Oakland at NAME’s 23rd International Conference.  We hope you were as re-energized by what occurred there as we were. We are planning the next conference for Tucson, AZ on November 5-9, 2014.  Many of you are aware of the racist and mono-culturalist efforts by Arizona politicians and Tucson school board members to ban ethnic studies as well as a large number of books on critical education and Mexican American history. Because of these repressive measures, many of us had felt that it was our duty to boycott Arizona and Tucson. But in talking with activists there–including activists from the public-school classrooms, and those at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and those who have just founded the Tucson NAME chapter–one plea has been resoundingly clear: come to Tucson, act in solidarity, and create a presence of NAME as part of their efforts to fight back.  There is urgency in this struggle, because the verdict of the right-wing school board has not been final and important changes are still taking place (see the Los Angeles Times article below).  In fact, in fall 2014 the Ninth Circuit Court will once again take up the challenge to the ban on ethnic studies. We have heeded the call and we aim to organize a NAME conference that gathers us onsite to generate great energy and enthusiasm for the advancement of multicultural education and in support of ethnic studies in the Southwest. We know that NAME will receive an enthusiastic welcome from the deep and diverse community of Tucson and nearby southern Arizona communities reaching all the way to Nogales, Mexico.  In Tucson we will have an opportunity to explore the struggle of the border, beginning with the US-Mexico border but also the borders that separate and oppress–from continuing Jim Crow voting practices to gender oppression to the barriers of class and power. We call on all of you, the entire NAME membership, to join us in envisioning the kind of transformative and inspiring gathering that the Tucson conference could be.  We are needed now and there as much as ever.  More information on the conference, including the conference theme and ways to get involved, will be announced soon. Sincerely, NAME Board of Directors More info from the Los Angeles Times:  “Fighting to end Tucson ‘ban’ on books, Latino activist wins” http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-latino-activist-tucson-ban-on-books-20131107,0,4089395.story#axzz2kO3Mq8fi  ***