International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference
Activism and Education: Learning with(in) Lived Experiences
February 27-28, 2014
Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001
REGISTER ONLINE NOW BY CLICKING HERE. Students, $70; general, $150. After January 31, add $10
Complete conference program to come soon
Nirmala Erevelles on "Tongue Tied in Transnational Contexts: Bilingual Education, Deaf Studies & Disability Studies."
Nirmala Erevelles is Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Alabama. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of Disability Studies, Transnational Feminist Studies, Critical Race Theory, Multicultural Education, and the Sociology of Education. She is published in Educational Theory, Journal of Curriculum Studies, American Educational Research Journal, Disability Studies Quarterly, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, among others. Her recent book, "Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Towards a Transformative Body Politic" was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2011.
Award-winning Seattle filmmaker Jill Freidberg spent two years in southern Mexico documenting the efforts of more than 100,000 teachers, parents, and students fighting to defend to country's public education system from the devastating impacts of economic globalization. Freidberg combines footage of strikes and direction actions with 25 years worth of never-before-seen archival images to deliver a compelling and unsettling story of resistance, repressioin, commitment, and solidarity.
It's called Granito de Arena (Little Grain of Sand).
Call for conference proposals open now!!!
Proposals due December 6, 2013.
All proposals will be anonymously reviewed
To submit a proposal:
- Download the Call for Proposals form here
- Submit proposal no later than December 6, 2013 to:
Email: Send as attachment to: email@example.com
Mail: Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference
Attn: Krenny Hammer
College of Education
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
- Committee will review. Committee members are:
Pam Bettis, Gordon Gates, John Lupinacci, AG Rud, Rick Sawyer, Krenny Hammer
We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 10th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference to be held at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. This year we will focus on the theme of Activism and Education: Learning with(in) Lived Experiences. This gathering is committed to engaging activists, educators, and scholars from diverse disciplines in deep and meaningful dialogues around what we can do together to address and engage in alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental injustices in our local, national, and international communities. With a focus on responsibilities, connections, and critical questions, we are especially interested in how we learn from each other and the diverse fields of teacher education, special education, critical disability studies, bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, geography, anthropology, social work, nursing, public health, indigenous studies, post-colonialism, cultural studies, queer theory, place-based education and more. We have had participations from fields as diverse as Nursing, Political Science, Communication, Women’s Studies, University Extension and many others. Individual papers, panels and alternative sessions that may include film/documentary screenings, workshops, exhibitions, poster sessions, and other creative endeavors are invited.
We strongly encourage submissions in alternative and aesthetic formats. The goal of the conference organizers is to have sessions that encourage conversation among the participants and the audience.
Proposals for papers, panels, and alternative formats should not exceed 500 words. Proposals will be judged on the quality of the narrative, relevance to the conference theme, and likely interest to our audience. A program committee will evaluate proposals in an anonymous review process. Criteria for evaluation will include:
- Significance of the topic to the conference theme
- Potential appeal to audience
- Overall quality of the proposal
Presenters of individual papers will be grouped into sessions (by the conference committee). Paper sessions are approximately 60-75 minutes in length and will include an opportunity for audience conversation. Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes to present his or her work.
Panel presentations are a group of presenters that have been organized by a session chair around a theme of their choosing. Panels are more flexible than paper sessions in that panelists could discuss a topic as a group rather than giving individual papers. Panels will be scheduled for 60-75 minutes and must include time for audience participation.
Proposals for alternative presentations such as films, documentaries, performances, workshops or other creative endeavors are highly encouraged. In your proposal please indicate the kind of presentation you will be doing and the time needed. Shorter presentations, installations or exhibitions may be combined. Please indicate if you have special space or technology requirements.
Clock hours will be available. For information, please contact Herridge, Ashley.
A message from Pam Bettis, conference chair
Welcome to the Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference website. It is
the conference’s 10th anniversary and we are celebrating! In the past decade, this conference has unfolded into a different type of gathering: one that strives for community through deep meaningful conversations about difficult global and local social problems, possibilities and action. We have been moved to laughter and tears by powerful keynote speakers and documentaries that pushed us out of our heads into our hearts. In the spirit of building a Northwest community of engaged scholars, activists and thinkers from an array of academic arenas and organizations, we welcome students, teachers, professors and community organizers to join us in the worthy and difficult work of facilitating more equitable thinking, teaching, learning, schooling, and being in the world. Please join us!