THANK YOU to EVERYONE WHO MADE
the 22nd Annual International NAME Conference:
NOV. 28–DEC. 1st in Philadelphia
A COMPLETE SUCCESS!
Sponsored by Temple University’s
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education
2011 was a year when mass public mobilizations rattled the foundations of societies, from the revolutions in the Middle East, to the sit-ins in cities across the United States, to the teacher strikes around the world. Some led to victories, others to short-term defeat, but all constituted larger movements toward greater equity and social justice. Movements have the power to change our lives, from how we govern and interact, to what we value and believe about who we are and the world that is yet to be. Movements can push leaders to do the right thing, and/or can resist and intervene and transform. Perhaps nowhere are movements more significant than in education, where the futures of our next generation and our societies take shape. And perhaps like no other time is the very enterprise of public education under attack.
The 22nd Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will explore
the role of multicultural education in movements toward equity and social justice at the local, national, and global levels.
From pre-K to higher education, from classroom teaching to student support to school leadership to community advocacy to educational research, advocates and practitioners of multicultural education have long played and continue to play critical roles in movements to make our schools and societies better places for all.
NAME’s 2012 Conference provides a rare and unique opportunity to share resources, build networks, confront challenges, and renew our senses of possibility and hope.
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION:
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for the 22nd Annual
International NAME Conference
Thursday pm Plenary/The Rose Duhon-Sells Lecture
Topic: Global Organizing of Indigenous Peoples
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Pennsylvania State University,
Fulbright Senior Scholar in New Zealand
Thursday Evening Plenary Panel
Topic: Looking to the Future of Multicultural Education
Co-Director of the University Seminar on Disability Studies at Columbia University & Author of My Body Politic
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Friday pm Plenary
Topic: Race, Politics, and the Struggle over Education
-Molefi Kete Asante
Professor of African American Studies at Temple University Author of Rooming in the Master’s House: Power and Privilege in the Rise of Black Conservatism
Saturday am Plenary Panel
Topic: Curriculum on Social-Justice Movements and School Reform
-Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce
Saturday Luncheon “Concert & Conversation”
Topic: The Role of Music in Movements for Freedom
Performance at the luncheon: Babatunde Lea >http://www.babatundelea.com/
Beyond the Keynotes of 2012 NAME Conference:
In addition to General Sessions with National Speakers and there are over 200 options in break-out sessions throughout the conference. A diverse opportunities experiences, both formal and informal
Intensive Institutes Through Out the Conference
Both half- and full- day options, are available. These allow for deeper examination and more interaction with noted NAME scholars and activists.. Additional fees apply; space is limited. Jump to the INTENSIVE INSTITUTES page for complete information.
••• PLEASE NOTE: NAME the Change Sessions
Check out the “NAME the Change” Intensive Institutes (# 6, 10, 13 and 18). These are institutes offered throughout conference for only $25 because of the significance of the information for everyone.
2012 NAME Intensive Institutes Title List:
Weds, November 28, 2012: Full Day Sessions
W1 – Developing a Multicultural Curriculum: Keys to Student Achievement.
Presenter: Bill Howe NAME Past President, CT State Department of Education
W2 – Meeting NCATE’s Standards for Diversity: Standard 4 and Beyond.
Presenter: Donna Gollnick, NAME Past President and Consultant to NCATE and CAEP; and Maureen Gillette, NCATE Board of Examiners Team Chair and Dean of the School of Education at Northeastern Illinois University
Weds, November 28, 2012 – Half-Day Sessions
W3 – Poverty, Class, and School: Educating for Equity and Economic Justice
Presenters: Paul Gorski, Loyola University, EdChange.org, & Katy Swalwell, George Mason University
W4 – Let’s Get Real About Racism
Presenter: Lee Mun Wah, StirFry Productions & Consulting
W5 – Writing for Academic Publications. Presenter: Penelope L. Lisi, CT State University and Editor of NAME’s Journal, Multicultural Perspectives
••• W6 – Lifting Each Other As We Climb: Sisterhood in Education and The Social Justice Movement
Facilitators: DaVerne Bell, D. S. Bell & Associates and other NAME leaders
THURS Morning, Nov. 29 – Half Day Intensive Institutes
T 7 – Strategies For Equitable Access To High Quality Instruction For English Language Learners. Presenters: Maria Pacheco and Sara Smith, Co-Directors of the Equity Assistance Center at Brown University, New England Equity Assistance Center for USDOE Region 2
T8 – Preparing and Retaining Teachers of Color: Follow-Up to the NAME Summer Institute. Presenters: Rachelle Rogers-Ard, Oakland Unified School District, Christopher Knaus, California State University East Bay, and Paul St. Roseman, DataUse Consulting
T9 – Transforming Our P-12 Classrooms One Educator at a Time: Strategies for Creating Multiculturally Responsive Curriculum. Presenters: Erica R. Davila, Arcadia University & Rochelle R. Peterson, Perceptions Unlimited and Arcadia University
THURS Afternoon, Nov. 29 – Half Day Intensive Institutes
These Institutes follow the Opening Session, Rose Duhon-Sells Lecture, with Susan Faircloth, Pennsylvania State University.
••• T10 – Writing for the Public: Countering the Conservative anti-NAME Dominance.
Lewis Diuguid, Editorial Board member, Columnist at The Kansas City Star and Emily Richmond, Editor, Education Writers Association
T11 – Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict.
Presenter: Charles Rojzman, Temple University
T12 – Diverting the Pipeline: Achieving Equitable School Discipline
Presenter: Marta Larson, Consultant, MI After School Partnerships
Fri Nov. 30 Afternoon – Half Day Intensive Institutes
••• F13 – Welcoming, LGBT Inclusive, Anti-bias Schools as Movement Buildings: Classrooms, Schools & Communities. Presenters: Kim Westheimer, Director, Welcoming Schools; Vivian Dalila Carlo, Leslie University, & Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Arcadia University.
F14 – Teacher Performance Assessment: Another Brick in the Wall
Presenters: Ann Berlak, Ginette Delandshere, and Barbara Madeloni, University of MA–Amherst
F15 – Different Experiences = Different Questions + Different Answers: Diversifying the STEM Pipeline. Presenter: Christopher Burke, University of Michigan–Dearborn
SAT Morning, Dec. 1 – Half Day Intensive Institutes
S16 – Moving People/Moving Systems: Professional Development for Equity & Social Justice. Presenter: Gary Howard, REACH Center, Western Washington University
S17 – More than Just Food, Fun and Festivals: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating African-Centered Educational Models in Schools & Districts
Presenters: Molefi Asante, Temple University, Mama Christine Wiggins, Founder and CEO, Imhotep Institute Charter High School, Marquita Williams and Rhonda McCullough-Anderson
••• S18 – Active Learning Strategies for Addressing Issues of Inclusion/Exclusion with Students
Presenter: Mara Sapon-Shevin, Syracuse University
Sat. Dec. 1 Afternoon – Half Day Intensive Institutes
S19 – Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education
Presenters: Bill Ayers, University of IL-Chicago (ret.) & Rick Ayers, University of San Francisco
S20 – The N!gga (er) Word Institute
Presenter: Eddie Moore, Director of Diversity, Brooklyn Friends School
S21 – Navigating Academia for Multicultural Educators
Presenter: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Conversations with Authors & Book Signings
A popular feature of NAME conferences are these small discussions with leading authors, as well as book signings that will be running through out the conference. This year our visiting authors including Kevin Kumishiro and Carl Grant.
Multicultural Film Festival
The 2012 NAME Conference will provide many opportunities to preview DVDs related to social justice for use in classrooms, meetings, or training events. Videos that address a wide variety of equity topics will be shown—and discussed—during each set of concurrent sessions. Wednesday evening, to open the conference, there will be a special screening of Precious Knowledge followed by a discussion led by NAME leaders. For additional information, or to recommend new videos for the MC Festival, please contact Robin Brenneman, the committee chair at: email@example.com
Sat 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm
Add your voice to this very important forum, as we look to the future. Join the dialog about the direction, process and substance for continuing the growth and evolution of Multicultural Education, NAME and the social justice multicultural movement. The Forum is followed by the International Reception.
Exhibits & Vendors
Throughout the conference starting Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, exciting and informative multicultural materials are on display and offered for sale by national, regional, and local exhibitors. Materials include books, curricula, DVDs, posters, and multicultural artwork, clothing and crafts. A wide variety of resources for curricular infusion, professional development, training, organizational, and personal use will be available. For information about exhibiting opportunities at the conference AND advertising in the Conference program email: marketing@NAMEorg.org
• Welcoming Reception: Thur. 8:30–10:00 pm
• International Reception: Sat. 6:30–8 pm
NAME receptions are great networking opportunities with the NAME Family while enjoying food and drink, exploring the offerings of our exhibitors and meeting NAME scholars and writers, as well as our fascinating members. Many significant professional and personal friendships have begun at NAME networking events.
Board Meeting & Forum with NAME Leadership
Participate in a forum with the leadership of NAME as part of the annual Board Meeting. Facilitated by Christine Sleeter, NAME President, and President-Elect, Kevin Kumoshiro, the meeting is Friday, 9:30 am.
College & CEU Credit
Temple University’s Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education will be offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for conference participants who attend the Intensive Institutes. A “Request for CEUs and Verification of Attendance” form and submission of fees for CEUs ($25.00) to Temple University are required. For more information about requesting CEUs, please contact Rhonda Geyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marylou Delizia (email@example.com) in the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at Temple University Ambler. Or call, 267-468-8500.
Limited scholarships to help cover conference registration fees are available. Application information can be found on the NAME website. www.NAMEorg.org. Applications must be received by September 9th. People who have already registered for conference will not be eligible for scholarships. You can receive additional information if you send an email to: Scholarships@NAMEorg.org
Annual Awards & President’s Banquet
Please join us Friday 6:30 pm – 11pm for the President’s Banquet and NAME Awards Celebration. Following a cash bar reception, dinner and the Awards program, we will dance the night away to a variety of musical selections. One ticket to this event is included with meal package A. Additional tickets are also available for guests. And be sure to wear your dancing shoes!
NAME Silent Auction
Please plan to donate –and bid on– unique items for our annual Silent Auction to raise money for our organization’s good work. Bring something from home, or purchase something to donate from our Exhibitors. Bidding will culminate at the President’s Banquet, Friday evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Diversity Leadership Day
Every year, NAME hosts a special leadership program for young people interested in social justice. Details for this year’s program for middle and high school students will be forthcoming. Check the website for details for SDLD this year, Saturday, Dec 1st. There will be a separate registration process on-line in early September.
2012 Conference Artwork
We are honored to have an original print by Erin Howley for our 2012 Conference cover art. Erin Howley is a community artist living in Philadelphia, PA. She received a Leeway Art and Change Grant in 2009 for a digital audio and textile portraiture project with residents in the Kensington neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Erin’s focus and passion is bringing people together for dialogue in intergroup settings, using arts processes as a tool for deepening the engagement and accessing new avenues for learning and growth. She graduated in 2008 from Temple University with a degree in Adult Education and Organizational Development. Erin first presented at the 2009 NAME conference at Juniata College with The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, where she has worked as Program Coordinator since 2008. For more information, visit erinhowley.com or, email email@example.com.