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."
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