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The 21st  Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will be held in Region 5 at Chicago’s Downtown Marriott Hotel, November 2-5, 2011. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet leading scholars, researchers and activists for social justice and educational equity, as well as hear cutting edge strategies, locate innovative resources and network with leaders from across the equity spheres, from p12 through higher education. The conference theme--Reworking Intersections, Reframing Debate, Restoring Hope-- speaks to the intersectionality of issues of race/ethnicity, culture, language, gender, class, age, religion, status, disability and other equity issues. NAME’s President-Elect and Conference Co-Chair is Professor Kevin Kumashiro of University of IL-Chicago’s Center for Anti-Oppressive Education. The conference schedule also offers a comprehensive series of Intensive Institutes that offer longer, focused sessions for professional development. The conference also includes the premier of a new film by Color of Fear film maker, Lee Mun Wah, entitled If These Halls Talk, as well as networking events, Conversations with Authors, Visioning Forum and over 200 concurrent sessions. Keynote sessions include:

Bill Ayers, University of IL-Chicago,
Patricia J. Williams, Columbia University
Vijay Prashad, Trinity College
Alfredo Artiles, Arizona State University
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
Karen Lewis, Chicago Teacher Union
Edwin Mayorga, NYCoRE

Complete conference information and on-line registration is available at


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