Teaching Under Fire: Multicultural Education & the Post-Pandemic Landscape – Apr 5-6

Posted by Millersville University on March 5, 2024

The 24th Annual Pennsylvania NAME Conference is being hosted by Millersville University on April 5 – 6, 2024.

Over the past several years, a stream of traumatic events has altered the way we think about our impact as educators for equity and social justice. The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has delineated the primary events as 1) the killing of George Floyd, 2) the US student demographic shift to a majority of students of color, 3) the COVID pandemic, and 4) the political attack on CRT and DEI. In addition, we have seen an escalation of book burning, opposition to teaching accurate historical facts and perspectives, and increasing violence toward immigrants and other marginalized communities. 

It is within this fiery, often combustible sociopolitical context that we teach. In our classrooms and on our campuses, we affirm diversity, nurture critical thinking, and engage in meaningful conversations about race and culture. Within our educational settings and institutions, we work to disrupt systemic inequities, advance social justice, and create a brighter tomorrow for all.   

PA-NAME invites you to join us for our first full, in-person conference since the pandemic. This 24th PA-NAME Conference will again offer an important space to: 

  • Share…our experiences and expertise with each other
  • Solve…injustices so together we can make a difference
  • Support…each other so we are energized to fight for compassion and justice for all people 

Learn more and register.

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