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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 18, 2000

Takaki to Speak at Multicultural Education Conference

California State University, Sacramento will host the sixth annual Multicultural Education Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 in University Union Redwood Room.

Featured presenter Ronald Takaki, professor of ethnic studies at UC Berkeley, will offer a talk on "The Making of a Multicultural America: A Curriculum for the 21st Century."

Takaki is a popular guest lecturer around the world and a prolific writer with several award-winning books to his name. His books include A Larger Mirror and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. Takaki will make his presentation at 9 a.m. and a book signing will follow.

The conference will also feature numerous 50-minute sessions highlighting educational topics related to multicultural education. Topics include: "Multicultural Education as Applied in European Schools," "Introduction to Hmong Language" and "The Failure of Liberal Multiculturalism."

The conference is free and open to the public.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS bilingual multicultural education department at (916) 278-5942.


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