International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference
Visualizing global problems and possibilities:
Imagining pedagogies of transformation
February 20-22, 2013
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, Washington
David Stovall will deliver the keynote address, "Globalizing the Local: Justice as Interrupting the Grip of Neoliberal Urbanism in Education." He is an associate professor of educational policy studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His scholarship investigates critical race theory, concepts of social justice in education, the relationship between housing and education and the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. He has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice.
Velcrow Ripper is a Canadian Documentary filmmaker, writer, and public speaker, best known for his Genie Award -winning 2006 film Scared Sacred and his feature documentary, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action.The Globalization conference will feature a private screening of his latest film, "Occupy Love." His 1995 feature documentary, Bones of the Forest, won twelve major awards, including a Genie Award, and Best of the Festival at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival. Many of his films examine the intersection of spirituality and politics. His current film, Occupy Love, continues these themes and situates them within the context of the Global Occupy Movement.
The call for conference proposals ended December 12.
Clock hours will be available. For information, please contact Krenny Hammer,
A message from Michael Hayes, conference chair
It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as chairperson for our annual conference. Each year I look forward to being challenged by the provocative ideas and images that are presented, and engaging in the conversations they generate. The conference theme this year challenges us to think in unique and creative ways, and to imagine new possibilities for education and diversity in our global society. I am confident that the conference this year will continue the tradition of deep engagement and conversation that we have enjoyed.