California Chapter, National Association for Multicultural Education

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The California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME) is organizing its 11th Annual Statewide Conference for K-12 educators, Social Justice for Educators, Higher Education, College Students, Social Justice Advocates, Community Organizers, and others who are interested in Social Justice Issues. The conference will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in person on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield. The 11th Annual Conference encourages us to cultivate hope through reflecting on the past, mistakes we have made, and restoring culturally sustaining education. Issues of oppression and marginalization are ever present within our schools. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, our teacher roles have heightened, and the exhaustion is overwhelming; but when we are united, there is opportunity for change. Through it all we were resilient by making a way out of no way. We invite you to the 2022 CA-NAME Conference to engage with fellow educators and community activists on ethnic studies and social justice issues concerning our communities. We are honored to have Dolores Huerta and Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago as our Keynotes. The conference theme expands on frontline work of the civil rights leader Dolores Huerta who has been fighting for social justice issues for decades. In addition, we will expand on Dr. Bre Evans Book "Mistakes We Have Made: Implications for Social Justice Educators."



Thank you for participating in our 10th Annual Conference.  Participants said:

"Passion and Authenticity."

"Such a powerful conference today. The session was exceptionally facilitated. I really appreciate the speakers, the collective passion and the spiritual empowerment I received alongside the knowledge to be a stronger co-conspirator."

"Beautiful event. Thank you."

"The presenters were on point for this conference. Also, that it was free for anyone to attend."

"It was so amazing! Even on zoom, there was such a sense of connection and so much learning!!"

"I really enjoyed listening to the keynote speakers. I learned a lot from them especially about the education system and how it was never made for BIPOC."

"I just really enjoy listening to my K-12 colleagues and of their desires to decolonize the curriculum."


Please read our conference proceedings here.



9:00-9:05 Welcome, Land Acknowledgement: Dr. Lilia Chavez and Dr. Marisol Ruiz

9:05 - 9:10 Welcome from Host, President Dr. David M. Johnson 

9:10 - 9:20  Spoken Word 

9:20 - 10:20 Keynote Dr. Bettina Love 

10:20-11:10 Workshops (breakout rooms)


  • #What's Normal Anyway? Exploring Stories by Restorying: The Power of Narrative - Denia Bradshaw 
  • Teaching Social Issues Through Ethnic Studies: Centering Race and Social Activism - Miguel Zavala & Jose Paolo Magcalas
  • Teaching "One Crazy Summer by Rita Willams" to Fourth and Fifth Graders - Marisol Ruiz
  • The Fight for Quality and Accessible Mental Health Services in 9-12  PromotorX - Chelsea Rios Gomez, Jonni Segura, Milagros Ortega, Anayeli Auza, Angelica Alvarez, and  Martha Flores 
  • Ethnic Studies Collectives:  Sources of Truth-Telling, Regeneration, and Solidarity - Ricardo Medina, Ph.D.; Ratha Kelly, Brian Batugo
  • Ethnic Studies: An Anti-Colonial and Abolitionist Project - Dr.Theresa Montaño & Members of The Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition
  • Seeds of Resistance: Ethnic Studies Pedagogy in Elementary Classroom - Dr. Cathery Yeh, Gloria Gallardo, and Nicky Meindl
  • Making Sense of Ethnic Studies Pedagogy in Emergency Virtual Environments - Kay Flewelling
  • DACA: actualización y círculo de diálogo PromotorX -  Anayeli Auza, Jonni Segura, and  Keila Moran 
  • Empowering Multicultural Students' Learning Through Cognitive Neuroscience and Gestalt Personal Development Principles - Mario Rivas Merritt College


11:10 - 12:00 Dr. Dulcinea Lara, New Mexico State University

12:00 - 12:50 Dialogue circles (breakout rooms)


  • Creating diverse and inclusive curriculum PromotorX - Elijah Moore, Veronica Perez, Syd Lyons, & Josie Licavoli
  • Alternative learning in K-12 to Higher Education: Understanding the Struggles, Triumphs, and Setbacks of conventional learning PromotorX - Georgina Rose Ruiz, Aiszellyn Alvarez, Elizabeth Owens, Gregorio Yarasca, Mia Page
  • Ethnic Studies K-2 - Dr. Ruchi Rangnath
  • Ethnic Studies 3-6 - Dr. Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
  • Ethnic Studies 7-12 - Dr. Bryan Bowens
  • Spiritual Empowerment - Dr. Lilia Chavez


12: 50 - 1:00 - Closing - Dr. Lilia Chavez  and Dr. Marisol Ruiz

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    Ethnic Studies Conference 2019







    The California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME) invites students, teachers, community members, artists and university faculty to participate in this year’s conference, “Teaching in the face of immigration, incarceration, and borders: Ethnic Studies Resistance.” Our conference theme is a response to the current political and actual intensification of surveillance, disciplining, and rigid categorization of minoritized groups in the borderlands. Our theme also recognizes that California is at the forefront of an ethnic studies movement to resist and reinterpret the disciplining ideologies and violence directed at disappearing minoritized communities through the implementation of ethnic studies K-12.

    Conference sessions share how ethnic studies, decolonial, and critical multicultural education projects refuse unjust and inequitable narratives. Sessions will foster dialogue, share research, best practices (in teaching, curriculum, and organizing), and collaboration.

    For any questions, please contact: [email protected] or visit





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    Ethnic Studies Resources


     Welcome to our clearinghouse of Ethnic Studies materials.  Please navigate from the drop down menu above to find ethnic studies lesson plans, syllabi, video, and other resources that will support teachers to integrate all aspects of ethnic studies into their classrooms.  Resources found here are meant for classroom use by individual K-12 teachers.  If you would like to inquire about other uses or about the work itself, please contact the author of the work directly.  California NAME has reviewed and included each resource based on the following criteria:

    1. Does the resource challenge racism and oppressive conditions?

    2. Does the resource allow teaching from a critical pedagogical perspective centering on student experience?

    3. Does the resource center on and is it responsive to communities of the students?

    4. Does the resource require and support ongoing teacher reflection about their identities?

    *Authors of all resources retain copyright of their work.  Requests for duplication of resources should be sent directly to the author of the work.


    New resource for all teachers!  Critical Multicultural and Ethnic Studies Hyperlinked Resources for Social Justice Educators

    (Dr. Marisol Ruiz).

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