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21st Multicultural Education Conference is April 25

04-17-2015

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Image Warren J. Blumenfeld of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the keynote speaker for this year's conference.

Sacramento State’s College of Education will host its 21st annual Multicultural Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the University Union under the theme “Identity and Experience: Intersections in Multicultural Education.”

The conference serves as a venue for discussion of multiculturalism in K-12 schools, higher education, and community organizations. Keynote speaker Warren J. Blumenfeld, a professor in the college of education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will deliver the keynote address on “Broadening Multicultural Education: LGBT Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond.” He has authored several works, including Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice, and has edited numerous others.

Breakout sessions on topics ranging from bilingual education to critical pedagogy and identity politics will follow Blumenfeld’s address.

“Our goal is to support educators as they develop the knowledge base and skills they need to foster inclusive classrooms and accurate and representative curriculum,” says Professor Mimi Coughlin, the event’s chairperson.

Admission to the conference is free, as is parking. For more information, please visit www.csus.edu/coe/events/mce. – Ahmed V. Ortiz