On March 17-18, 2016, Rich Milner, Director of the Urban Center at the University of Pittsburgh, came to help the campus community explore issues regarding race and justice. Dr. Milner encouraged the campus community to "start where we are" in order to invoke change.
Anchored in her newly published book, White Bread, our keynote speaker, Dr. Christine Sleeter, lead us through a presentation centered around cultural responsiveness and inclusivity to help us further our journey to becoming a more culturally responsive campus community.
Conference Rationale: The 2016 conference, themed Uniting to Challenge Systems of Oppression, focused on systems of oppression that continue to plague particular subgroups of our community. The goal of this conference was to reach people at all levels of understanding, from educating the community on what these systems are and how they impact particular subgroups to the active work that is being and must continue to be done to dismantle them.
More than 450 members of the community, including students, faculty, activists, and other professionals attended the Fall 2016 Conference.
Christine E. Sleeter, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982) is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has been a visiting professor or lecturer at several universities, including the University of Maine, the University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University in New Zealand, San Francisco State University, the University of Washington Seattle, and Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia in Madrid, Spain. She is past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, past Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association, and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Sleeter's research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education. She has published over 140 articles in edited books and journals such as Educational Researcher, Multicultural Education Review, Urban Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Her recent non-fiction books include Diversifying the Teacher Workforce (Routledge, 2014, with L. I. Neal and K. K. Kumashiro) and Power, Teaching and Teacher Education (Peter Lang, 2013). Her first novel, White Bread, was published in 2015 by SensePublishers. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese. She has been invited to speak in most U.S. states as well as several countries. Recent awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, the Charles DeGarmo Lecturer Award from the Society of Professors of Education, and the Doctor of Humane Letters from Lewis and Clark College.
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