From: "Crystal Collette" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:36:43 GMT
ATTENTION ALL MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENT ASSISTANTS AND ADVISORS!!!!!
The University of Massachusetts Amherst will
be hosting a very exciting
conference for all resident assistants accross the commonwealth!!
2000 MAKING MASS CONNECTIONS & INTERSECTIONS CONF NOVEMBER 4, 2000
The mission of the 2000 Making MASS Connections
Conference is to provide leadership training, facilitate networking and
foster creative ideas for inclusive programming for Massachusetts
Residence Life staff. We hope this experience will be an opportunity to
dialogue about relevant issues to residence life and the RA position.
-keynote speaker Professor Joe Martin
-T-shirt swap and prizes
-Awards for best programs of the day
Contact us if you are interested in more information,
mailings will come
Conf Chair Conf Chair
Organizational learning and "Learning Organization"
- That's what's it's
Integrative Training Institute
Saturday, November 4, 2000
Illinois State University
Normal Illinois 61790
University Housing Services and Campus Dining
Services at Illinois State
University is excited to sponsor a one-day conference focusing on
organizational learning, and the use of "Learning Organizat Visit
www.train2learn.net to register and for more information.
Due to limited space availability, we encourage pre-registration.
For more information on the institute and learning
concepts, or to register, please visit our web site at:
www.train2learn.net or call 800-366-4675.
Just a reminder that the 10th Annual NAME Conference
is coming up quickly. If
you have not registered yet, you can download a copy of the conference
Come join some of the top experts in multicultural
education in sunny
Florida!! There are over 120 concurrent sessions. Plus the world famous
Bethune Cookman Choir will perform opening night. Opening night is free to
Orlando area teachers plus Saturday is a special teacher day with one day
registration available for Florida teachers.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for MULTICULTURAL
10th Annual International Conference
November 15-19, 2000
Hyatt Orlando Hotel, Kissimmee, Florida
Keynotes Speakers include:
Leonard Baca - Professor of Bilingual Special
Education and Director BUENO
Center for Multicultural Education ,
University of Colorado
Formerly on the Editorial Boards of The
Journal of Educational Issues of
Language Minority Students, Bilingual Research Journal (NABE), Remedial and
Special Education, NABE Journal, and Exceptional Children. He was Senior
Advisor, Center for Language Education and Research. In addition he served on
the National Advisory Committee for Pediatric Rehabilitation Research and
Training Center, Advisory Committee, National Information Center for
Handicapped Children and Youth, President's Committee on Employment of the
Handicapped, U.S. Department of Education, Bilingual Special Education
Coordination Task Force, and National Advisory Council on the Handicapped.
Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California
An international pioneer in anti-bias, multicultural
, early childhood
education, Louise Derman-Sparks is a long-time faculty member of the Human
Development department at Pacific Oaks College. Author of Anti-Bias
Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, published by the National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), she has worked for
35 years with the many-faceted issues of cultural diversity and social
justice as a teacher of children and adults, child care center director,
researcher and activist.
Enid Lee is an international consultant on race, language, and culture as
they relate to equity in education and organizational development. She is the
former supervisor of the North York Board of education in metropolitan
Toronto, and was born and raised in the Caribbean. She is the author of
Letters to Marcia: A teacher's guide to anti-racist education., co-author of
Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A practical guide to K-12 anti-racist,
multicultural education and staff development (with Deborah Menkart and Margo
Okazawa-Rey) and numerous articles in Rethinking Schools).
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KA
Co-Author of Native North American Firsts and Editor of Next Steps: Research
and Practice to Advance Indian Education.
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Dean of the College and Professor of Psychology and Education
Mount Holyoke College
For almost twenty years, Beverly Tatum has taught a class in the psychology
of racism. In 1997 her book Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in
the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race exploded onto the national
scene just as President Clinton's Initiative on Race was developing. In
December 1997, she was one of three authors to appear with Clinton at the
Akron national town meeting on race. She was also a panel member in September
for the Initiative's first project, which was held in Little Rock to
commemorate the 40th anniversary of Central High's desegregation, and she has
appeared in dozens of media outlets around the country, including the Oprah
Tou Ger Xiong
St. Paul, Minnesota
Tou Ger Xiong was born in the village of Phab
Kheb in Xiang Khouang Province,
Laos in 1973. In September of 1975, along with thousands of Hmong, Tou Ger's
family fled across the border to seek safety in the Thai refugee camps. Four
years later, in March of 1979, they immigrated to the United States as
refugees of war. Tou Ger's childhood in America began in the public housing
projects of St. Paul, MN. In 1992, he graduated valedictorian from Humboldt
High School. In 1996, He graduated from Carleton College with a degree in
During his third year in college, he began
telling folk tales, performing his
rap songs and comedy routine. He is often referred to as a consultant on
Hmong family and youth issues, the Asian version of Snoop Doggy Dog, and the
first Hmong Eddie Murphy.
National Association for Multicultural Education
NAME website: http://www.umd.edu/NAME/
Connecticut State Department of Education
CSDE website: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm
The 2000 MACUHO RA Conference, hosted by Towson
University, is scheduled for
November 18, 2000. Registration materials and program proposal information
should have already arrived at your school by now.
If you are interested in attending the conference
but have not yet received
information, please reply to the listed email address or contact one of our
co-chairs listed below.
We hope that you'll be able to join us for
this exciting event! See you
Volunteer Coordinator & Facilities Chair
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