The Annual Multicultural Education Conference

21st Annual Multicultural Education Conference

Warren J. Blumenfeld

Saturday, April 25, 2015
8 am - 2 pm
University Union, Sacramento State

Conference Theme
Identity and Experience: Intersections in Multicultural Education

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld

Presentation Title
Broadening Multicultural Education: LGBT Inclusion in K-12 and Beyond

About Dr. Blumenfeld
Dr. Blumenfeld specializes in multicultural education and has extensive research experience with LGBT issues in education, special education, educational psychology and the intersection of social identities (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic class, religion, physical and mental abilities) and the ways in which they affect educational outcomes. He is the author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice ; Editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price, and co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States. Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University.

Ed.D, Education, University of Massachusetts, 2001; M.Ed, Special Education, Boston College, 1974; B.A., Sociology, San Jose State University, 1969.

Research Interests
Multicultural education, queer studies, special education, educational psychology, social identities (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic class, religion, physical and mental abilities) and the ways in which they affect educational outcomes; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in education; gender fair education; intergroup relations; school bullying; cyberbullying; Christian privilege; African American and Jewish American relations.


  • Editor, Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Classism, Religious Oppression, Sexism, Heterosexism, Transgender Oppression, Ableism, Adultism, and Ageism, Routledge.
  • Editor, Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price, Beacon Press.
  • Author, AIDS and Your Religious Community: A Hands-On Guide for Local Programs.
  • Author, Making Colleges and Universities Safe for Gay and Lesbian Students.

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The 2015 Multicultural Education Conference is free (and includes free parking), but help us plan by registering your attendance.

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You can submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop, or poster session with the online form. Deadline for all proposals is Friday, January 30, 2015.

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About the Conference

The College of Education is proud to celebrate the 21st Annual Multicultural Education Conference. Over the years this annual event has provided an opportunity for Sacramento State faculty, students, and local educators to join in their ongoing efforts to promote educational excellence, social justice and equity in the regions K-12 schools. Past conference themes have highlighted issues affecting California’s historically undeserved students (low income, English learners, and culturally different populations). 

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