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Globalization Conference – Welcome from the Conference Chair

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Welcome from the Associate Dean for Diversity and International Programs


The fourteenth annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference promises to be an engaging venue for scholars, teachers, and community activists to gather and discuss core issues of justice in education. This conference, which is organized and led by the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program in the College of Education, is part of a legacy devoted to critical scholar-activism and the land-grant mission of Washington State University.

This year, the conference graphics feature the Sankofa bird, a symbol from West Africa expressed in the Akan language as “se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki” which translates to “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” The Sankofa bird is also frequently used as a reminder that whatever we have lost or forgotten, can be reclaimed, revived, and preserved for the future. It is an honoring of our ancestors who have shown us the way and taught us strategies of survival and resistance.

Our conference theme encourages critical and intersectional dialogues on the cultural politics of education, and in particular, decolonial and antiracist education and pedagogies of dissent, resistance, and survival. We are excited that Dr. Michael J. Dumas will join us as this year’s keynote speaker, sharing with us his wisdom and criticality in Black Critical Theory (BlackCrit) as we mobilize to combat antiblack racism in education and society.

Dr. Paula Groves Price            





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