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October 25, 2010

 

Multicultural Education Conference

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Sacramento State will host the 17th annual Multicultural Education Conference in the University Union. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30. It is sponsored by the Joe Serna and Isabel Hernandez-Serna Center, the Doctoral Program in Educational leadership and the Bilingual Multicultural Education Department.

The conference title and theme is "Arizona Immigration Policy and its Impact on Education: Resisting the New [Anti] Social Movement."

This year’s event features Eugene Garcia who will speak on recent anti-immigrant and anti-education policies that have a deleterious effect on minority students in this country, especially English-learners in Arizona and California. Garcia is chair of the National Task Force on Early Education for Hispanics Members and professor and former dean of the College of Education at Arizona State University. He also served as director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs in Washington, D.C.

More than 30 workshops will further awareness about various multicultural education issues, policies, and research. Sac State students will attend and present at the conference, including the Mictlantekuhtli Aztec Dancers who will perform at the conference’s conclusion. There will be a silent auction to raise funds to support the César Chávez Scholarship for Sac State students.

Parking is free in Structure II. Further information at, http://edweb.csus.edu/bmed/conference/index.html or contact BEDDOW@CSUS.EDU.


 


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