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Globalization Conference 2016 Overview

Globalization, Diversity, and Education 2016 (#GDE2016)
Moving the Dialogue on Race, Culture, and Equity Forward in Education
February 18-19, 2016
Northern Quest Resort, Airway Heights, WA
Conference Overview

The past few years has seen increased awareness of racism and bigotry in our country. Of course racism has always been present, but today many are noticing a number of disturbing trends and incidents, ranging from increased acceptance of institutional racism, a spike in blatant actions by some police against people of color, and indifference or hostility by many Whites toward racism and bigotry. What can we as educators do to address what WSU Vancouver professor Katherine Rodela calls “the continual need for culturally and linguistically diverse student, family, and community leadership and voice in education practice and policy”? In this conference we will examine ways we can talk and act productively and sensitively about race and culture in education. Such dialogue and awareness about racial and cultural equity are necessary as our schools continue to diversify and our nation becomes more multicultural. We invite proposals that address this theme. The following topics are meant to spark your ideas and not be prescriptive or exhaustive:

  • Student activism for racial justice
  • Community and family leadership in education
  • Immigrant and Language Rights
  • Talking about Race with Teachers/Pre-service Teachers
  • White Allies in Education
  • School to Prison Pipeline


For questions related to Globalization Conference, please contact Krenny Hammer at or 509.335.6393.

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Full 2016 program

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Keynote Speaker
Bettina Love

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Keynote Presenter
Crit Callebs

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Plenary Speaker
George Noblit

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