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Multicultural Education Conference

The 26th Multicultural Education Conference

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Conference Details

By now many have heard that we will not gather at Sac State for the 26th Annual Multicultural Education Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place will be an abridged version featuring a live webinar on Saturday April 25 at 9:00am PST. We are disappointed about the need to cancel the face to face meeting. We also understand that not coming together at this time will contribute to the health and longevity of our region.

Unfortunately, in the midst of this global health crisis, racial/social injustice is morphing to fit the moment.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nolan Cabrera

Nolan CabreraWe are pleased that our keynote speaker Dr. Nolan Cabrera will help us understand the evolving presence of white supremacy on our campuses, and the research-based promise of Ethnic Studies in K-College education.

View the Webinar from April 25

Social Justice Awards

Each year the MCE Committee honors outstanding individuals who have embodied the values of social justice in our communities with a Social Justice Award. This year's award winners are: Dominique Williams, a teacher with Sacramento City Unified School District; and Lori Vine, a coordinator for Equity & Student Achievement with San Juan Unified School District. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued commitment to the ever-evolving needs of social justice.

View the Award Ceremony

social justice award-lori vine

Lori Vine — Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth In San Juan Unified School District

social justice award-dominique williams

Dominique Williams — Taking Care of Yourself When You're Taking Care of Others

26th MCE | Program Materials

Lori Vine | Coordinator, Equity & Student Achievement, San Juan Unified School District

Dominique Williams | Teacher, Sacramento City Unified School District

Gary Robinson | Author/Educator |

Nichelle Garcia & Dessa Drake | Educators | | @run4salmon

Basia D. Ellis, Ph.D. | Faculty, Sacramento State

Alia Zaben & Nassiba Cherif | Co-founders of ANA professional Development

Molly Sutherland & Deanna Victor | Teachers, San Juan Unified School District

Marissa Cardenas, Alicia DaSilveira, Jennifer Lemon, Raquel Perez-Granados & Timothy Rupiper | Students, CSU Humboldt, Promotorx Transformative Educators de HSU

Mimi Coughlin | Faculty, Sacramento State
Katey Nelson, Rosalie Martinez | Teacher, California Montessori Project

Leah Geer-Zarchy | Faculty, Sacramento State

Michele M. Mahr, Ph.D | Faculty, Sacramento State

Alma Itzé Flores, Ph.D. | Faculty, Sacramento State

Porfirio Loeza, Ph.D. | Faculty, Sacramento State

Xrystyan Lascano MA | Sacramento State Graduate

Ashley Cook | CSUS student (Counselor Education, MCFC)

Christian Trujillo, Brenda Martinez, Diana Martinez, Alejandra Ureno, Odalis Avalos, Esmeralda Valencia, and Dana Lopez | Students, CSU Humboldt

Vivian Tang, M.A. | Sacramento State alumnus and Peter H. Shattuck Colonial American History Research Assistant

Pattie Moreno | Graduate Student, Sacramento State

Chey Navarrete & Kalyn Garcia | Students, CSU Humboldt, Promotorx Transformative Educators de HSU

Nolan A Jones | Director of Online Masters Program, Associate Adjunct Professor, Mills College
Nathan A Jones | Associate Professor, Skyline College

Norman Merrifield | Founder, Principal 808Education

Dr. Sue Hobbs | Faculty, Sacramento State
Dr. Beverly R Ortiz | Educator and Author
Gregg Castro | Coalition Chair

Izzie Rodríguez-Torres, Mayra Sanchez, Mx. Deema Hindawi, Mx. Anayeli Auza


Thank You From The Multicultural Education Conference Committee

MCE Committee

The Multicultural Education Conference Committee:
HyunGyung Joo, Angela Leslie, Sarah Jouganatos, Eric Claravall, Jenna Porter, Dale Allender, Aaminah Norris, Ikbal Noureddine, Alma Flores (not pictured) Jessica Moreno and Carly Scarton


The MCE Conference Committee would like to acknowledge the many brave, kind, and compassionate people of our community that have banded together to make a difference in these trying times. You make a difference.

collage of student's volunteering work during COVID-19 pandemic


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