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Get ready for Tucson and the 24th Annual NAME Conference! 

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Tucson Hotel & Travel Info

Both the Hilton Hotel block and the Fairfield Inn block are sold out….

•• Late  Comers:  NAME has also arranged for affordable rooms in a THIRD ‘overflow’ hotel…. the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-North Oro Valley. 

This hotel is 1.6 miles away from the conference site.
They are  offering a special group rate of $97.99USD per night
(including breakfast and free internet, fitness center) 

This rate is ONLY guaranteed until 10/31! 
Additional Tucson  area options include:

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Don’t miss out on the exceptional savings! 
Register early, before both NAME room blocks sell out!
 

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Available for NAME Conference Attendees  (Code: NAME)

 from AZ STAGECOACH–Tucson Airport to Hilton Conference Site

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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:

Ann Lopez (University of Toronto, Canada)

Cherry Banks (University of Washington, USA)

James Banks (University of Washington, USA)

Paul Gorski (EdChange, USA)

Rahil Ismail ( National Institute of Education, Singapore)

Darren Lund (University of Calgary, Canada)     

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)

AZ Conference Hotel Update

The 2014 NAME Conference will meet on the grounds of a beautiful desert oasis resort
Nov. 5-9, 2014

The Hilton Tucson Golf & Tennis Resort
10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704, US
  
The NAME room block at the Hilton is now SOLD OUT!
 
Hotel registration is currently open for a special NAME room block at the Fairfield Inn.
 
•• Late  Comers:  NAME has also arranged for affordable rooms in a nearby ‘overflow’ hotel…. the Fairfield Inn. This hotel is less than two blocks away from the conference site and is the closest alternate hotel. They are  offering a special group rate of $79 USD per night (including breakfast and free internet) 
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tucson North/Oro Valley.  
This rate is ONLY guaranteed until 10/17!

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DISCOUNTED HOTEL TRANSFER SERVICE
Available for NAME Conference Attendees  (Code: NAME)

 from AZ STAGECOACH–Tucson Airport to Hilton Conference Site

•• CLICK TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE INFORMATION••

Support for Ethnic Studies in LAUSD

Date: September 27, 2014

 

To: Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education

Office of the Board

333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 24th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

From: National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

 

Re: Statement of Support for Ethnic Studies in the Los Angeles Unified School District

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) supports the campaign (http://www.EthnicStudiesNow.com) to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Since its founding almost a quarter century ago NAME has advocated for equity and justice, particularly for groups most underserved in our public school systems. We believe that education can rise to the highest levels of quality and equity when it is centered on multicultural curriculum and instruction. That is, education can offer a strong foundation for building communities that reflect core American values of democracy and ideals of educational success for all children when it (a) reflects and values the many ways that we are similar to and different from one another, (b) prepares all children to flourish in their personal and professional lives amidst this diversity, and (c) refuses to ignore the inequities that often accompany differences along lines of race, ethnicity, nation, social class, gender, sexuality, language, religion, disability, and other dimensions. Such ideals manifest in the core goals and principles of Ethnic Studies, and as such, we support the proposal for LAUSD to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement.

Ethnic Studies programs contribute to the educational enterprise significantly in a number of ways. For ethnic groups that have historically been marginalized in schools and society, Ethnic Studies fosters a more positive sense of self, which in turn affects engagement and improves academic performance and social engagement. For all ethnic groups, Ethnic Studies fills deep gaps in traditional curriculum, offering to all students, regardless of ethnic identity, an opportunity to learn about more diverse experiences and perspectives, ask different kinds of questions, and grapple with more contradictions and complexities. Ethnic Studies is essential for any student to flourish as well as to develop critical thinking skills that can address the increasingly complex problems in our diverse society.

Unfortunately, many so-called “reforms” and initiatives are underway across the United States that move curriculum and instruction in the exact opposite direction from what research tells us to be most effective. High-stakes testing is increasing the amount of time that students spend preparing for standardized tests that assess narrowly what students know and can do, often with curriculum that includes a narrow range of subject areas, a lower level of cognitive skills, and an inability to make connections to the lives and communities of our students, despite the research that shows the importance of offering curriculum that is engaged, interdisciplinary, and challenging. Overlapping with calls for curriculum standards is a deep and widespread belief that education can and should be racially neutral or “color-blind,” despite compelling research that reveals how curriculum cannot help but to include only some perspectives and experiences and not others. Such color-blind ideology helps us to understand why some critics of Ethnic Studies argue that such curriculum is “biased” or “un-American.” The controversy in Tucson is illustrative. The critics of the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District argued that Mexican American Studies is biased but failed to see the reverse, namely, that a curriculum with deep gaps in the history and literature of Mexican Americans is necessarily one that centers and normalizes White Americans, but which is insidiously framed as un-biased. In 2010, NAME issued a statement (available on our website, http://nameorg.org) that assails the state of Arizona’s banning of Ethnic Studies in schools. Over the past year, as the struggles moved to the courts, we have continued to support Tucson’s students, educators, and community members in their fight for the right to democratic education in their schools.

The School Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District stands at a key historical juncture, where your decision to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in the third largest school district in the United States can serve as a model for districts everywhere. We urge the School Board to adopt this requirement, and we urge our membership and allies to support this struggle to make the goals of Ethnic Studies central to public education in Los Angeles and beyond.

 
••PLEASE NOTE: The LAUSD School Board will meet and make a decision on October 14. SIGN the petition being circulated for this meeting at: 
 http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/petition

Informative Newsletter from GA-NAME

Cool off with the latest newsletter from GA NAME for Spring 2014, entitled “What’s the IDEA?”

A publication of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education

Inside this issue:

  •  Exploring Education & Politics
  • Spotlight on GA NAME’s Learn In on Education Reform in Georgia
  • Understanding the Consequences of Standardized Tests and         Test Validity
  • Examining the Neo-Civil War on the Common Core
  • A Review of 2014 Legislation
  • Open Call for Submissions onWellness. Submit today! See our submission guidelines.

••• CLICK to Download the SPRING GA NAME newsletter •••

NAME Signs on Statement of Concern: ASU

Dear NAME Community:

In light of the troubling Arizona State University police incident in which an African American professor experienced harassment and violent aggression, the NAME Board would like to remind our community of the importance of being vigilant against racism in all its forms. We cannot presume to know what went through the mind of the university police officer, but we do know the official response from Arizona State University has thus far all but ignored the larger context of U.S.-sanctioned violence against people of color, and police brutality against African Americans in particular. The point is not about who this happened to or even who may have extended the reach of the law, but rather that public funded educational institutions have once again failed to model civility, dignity, and critical examination of the historical structures of racism that foster such violently charged interactions with people of color.

Arizona Critical Ethnic Studies has written a statement of concern calling for an independent and thorough investigation of the incident. The NAME Board of Directors voted to co-sign this statement on behalf of the NAME community. 
We encourage you to access the statement of concern via the link below. Please read the statement and consider responses to such occurrences, which will continue to be part of our daily lives until we disrupt the systems that validate them.

AZCES Statement of Concern: http://azethnicstudies.com/archives/565

 

Additional links of interest:

“AZCES Poses Questions for Announced External Audit in Ore Case”:http://azethnicstudies.com/archives/588

MoveOn Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/justice-for-professor

Friends of Ersula Ore Supporters’ Website: http://www.erslegaldefense.com

Keynotes for Tucson Conference

We are pleased to announce the following general session speakers for the 2014 Tucson Conference:

KEYNOTE’s for TUCSON Conference
(list to date):

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee)
Professor of Indigenous Education & Justice in the School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University

Maria Franquiz
Dean, University of Utah’s College of Education

K. Wayne Yang
Assistant Professor of Youth Culture & Pedagogy in the Emergence of Social Movements
University of California–San Diego

David Omotoso Stovall
Associate Professor of African American Studies & educational Policy Studies
University of Illinois–Chicago

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CONFERENCE HOTEL : 
 
The  NAME Conferences Hotel is the  Hilton Tucson Golf & Tennis Resort

10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704, US
 
The room block at the Hilton is sold-out.
Hotel registration is currently open for a special NAME room block at the Fairfield Inn.
 
•• Late  Comers:  NAME has also arranged for affordable rooms in a nearby ‘overflow’ hotel…. the Fairfield Inn. This hotel is less than two blocks away from the conference site and is the closest alternate hotel. They are  offering a special group rate of $79 USD per night (including breakfast and free internet) 
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tucson North/Oro Valley.  
This rate is ONLY guaranteed until 10/17!
 
 

 

2014 Annual Campaign

Announcing the launch of NAME’s 2014 Annual Campaign…

…for donations and gifts that will
significantly increase the capacity of NAME to sustain our work and expand our reach.

From the announcement by President Kevin Kumashiro:

“For over twenty years, the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has boldly advocated for equity and social justice in schools and society, and has provided invaluable support to thousands of educators, counselors, school leaders, community members, and young people who embrace and engage in multicultural education.  In these challenging times for schools, NAME is more committed than ever before to expand its initiatives and resources … and we need your help to do so.

Today, we are launching an Annual Campaign for donations and gifts that will significantly increase the capacity of NAME to sustain our work and expand our reach.

Why donate?  As the president of NAME, whether I am visiting our local chapters or greeting attendees at our regional and national conferences, I am fortunate to hear from people across the country.  In these stories of struggles and challenges, and of innovations and accomplishments, I am struck by the various roles that NAME has played as a source of support and community.  From our conferences and professional development opportunities to our publications and online resources, NAME is striving to provide the resources that you need to make our schools and society better places for all.

But we can and must do more.  The attacks on public education, the scapegoating of teachers, the “reforms” that purport to support struggling communities but that actually widen inequities—these are becoming more and more pervasive, to a point where teachers are telling us that they feel more demoralized and less able to truly teach than ever before.  NAME has recently launched new initiatives that reflect our commitment to building a stronger movement for equity and justice in education: from our media toolkit on teacher evaluation, and our summer institute and forthcoming book on diversifying the teacher workforce, to our support for the legal struggles to protect ethnic studies, and our partnerships with local and national organizations on common causes.

We need your help to do even more than ever. Please help to kick off our Annual Campaign by making your tax-deductible donation today, and please encourage others to become a member of NAME and/or to support this Campaign.”

•    DONATE NOW   •

Or visit http://nameorg.org/support for instructions on how to make a donation by check.

 

NAME Response to Arizona’s Right to Discriminate Bill

February 25, 2014 — The Board of Directors of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has just released the following position statement opposing the passage of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill, and we encourage NAME members and other advocates for equity and civil rights to read, discuss, share, and act:

NAME Position Statement on Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) joins with advocates of civil rights across the state of Arizona and amplifies our nation’s founding principles of liberty and justice for all by calling on Arizona Governor Brewer to veto the pending “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (House Bill 2153/Senate Bill 1062).

Known by many as the “right to discriminate” or the “do not serve gays” bill, this anti-gay legislation uses the concept of religious freedom to make it illegal to sue a business (including an individual, company, or church) for refusing to serve gay and other customers if the business owner believes that doing so violates their religious beliefs.  That is, discriminating against such groups as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals because of religious beliefs would be allowable if this bill becomes law.

NAME condemns Arizona lawmakers for using the constitutional right of free exercise of religion, which we cherish and hold dearly, as a cover for discriminating against certain groups in society.  The truly American value of religious freedom has everything to do with protecting the dignity, liberty, and agency of every human being, and should not be the basis for denying such protections for anyone, including and especially those groups that already experience discrimination and injustice.

NAME chose Arizona as the site of our 2014 annual conference in order to support the important work of educators, students, and advocates who are defending the right to a quality, relevant, empowering education in a time when ethnic studies is under intense attack in the Tucson Unified School District and beyond.  We will be shining a national spotlight on ways that Arizona leads the nation in its racially unjust approach to education.  We hope that Arizona will not again lead the nation in undermining the rights and dignity of its very own communities with the proposed, unjust approach to legalizing discrimination against LGBT Arizonans.

Governor Brewer has the opportunity to hold Arizona lawmakers accountable by reprimanding the legislature for even imagining this bill, and NAME calls on her to veto the bill and, instead, to insist that Arizona reaffirm its commitment to nurturing every one of its communities and peoples.

NAME urges its members and allies to raise your voice and demand the veto of this bill.

 

CLICK to DOWNLOAD NAME’s Position  Statement on AZ Anti-Gay Bill