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WHEREAS the September 11th tragedies stunned us all and affected our lives forever; and

WHEREAS neighbors, friends, and strangers from around the world have come together to mourn the loss of lives from many countries; and

WHEREAS many from around the world have coalesced to provide support for the families, partners, and friends of the victims and the rescue workers who were so committed to finding life amid the rubble; and

WHEREAS one of the goals of the National Association for Multicultural Education is to achieve peace, security, respect, and safety for all people, not just citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS today is a critical time for multicultural educators to provide leadership in schools and communities; and

WHEREAS racism and other oppressions against those who have been unjustly defined as the enemy must be repudiated; and

WHEREAS poverty continues to exist in the United States and the rest of the world. and

WHEREAS violence continues to be perpetrated against oppressed adults and children around the world, and

WHEREAS hatred continues to lead to devastating clashes between peoplearound the world;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that members of the National Association for Multicultural Education dedicate themselves to re-structuring education to reflect the authentic histories, cultures, and conditions of the global community;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members of the National Association for Multicultural Education re-commit to foster in themselves and others a critical analysis of the underlying causes of terrorist actions and the reasons for anti-U.S. hostility in some parts of the world.

Adopted at the NAME Business Meeting on November 11, 2001
Reaffirmed by NAME Board of Directors on January 18, 2001