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The University of New Mexico (UNM) is pleased to host the 2018 Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Annual Conference
Conference Theme: Land & Knowledge: Indigeneity, Survivance and Healing
Wed. May 30 – Fri. Jun 1, 2018
UNM Student Union Bldg. (SUB)

Call for Papers, & Registration TBA:

*Invitation to Co-Sponsor*

We welcome co-sponsorships. To co-sponsor please email co-chairs: Dr. Kiran Katira (co-chair) kiru2u@yahoo.com; Nancy López (co-chair), nlopez@unm.edu , Andrea Abeita andrea.abeita@gmail.com (co-chair).  See sponsorship details

For more information/rubrics on some of the cross cutting values and key concepts for emancipatory critical and intersectional ethnic studies see webpage for the San Francisco Unified School District:

http://www.sfusdhumanities.org/ethnic-studies.html

In SFUSD, Ethnic Studies is rooted in the long-standing tradition and hard work of Bay Area educators to develop and teach a more robust historical narrative that ...
OPPORTUNITIES

The Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice at UNM is accepting applications for the Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate (15-credit & transcripted, Apply anytime; there is a rolling deadline). 

WE NEED YOUR HELP & SUPPORT

We are in the process of applying to host the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Conference next year at UNM, May 30-June 1, 2018. Please consider co-sponsoring (Info attached).  For more info and to co-sponsor, volunteer or join the planning committee email:  Dr. Nancy López (nlopez@unm.edu) or Dr. Kiran Katira (kkatira@unm.edu) or any of the members of the planning committee (see info pasted below). Thank you!

*********INVITATION TO CO-SPONSOR  *********

The Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice at the University of New Mexico is proud to announce that we are applying to be the host site for the 2018 Critical Race Studies in Education (CRSEA) Annual Conference at The University of New Mexico Main Campus. In order to finalize our proposal to CRSEA we are asking for your co-sponsorship in the form of financial support. Please see attached budget and levels of support. Given that the request for proposals to host this conference is a competitive process, we are asking co-sponsors to specify the level support you can provide by April 20th, 2017.

The mission of CRSEA is to support scholarship and engagement that draws from critical race theory and advances the education of students of color along the educational spectrum, PreK-12. This three-day conference will comprise of critical dialogues, keynotes and 45-minute long workshops by community, students, staff and faculty. The purpose of the conference is to share how critical race theory can be applied to learning, community engagement, and the institutions and organizations in which we interact to better serve our diverse communities.

The conference will begin Wed. May 30th- Fri. June 1st, 2018 at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Student Union Building (SUB) at the UNM Main Campus.

We invite you to support the 2018 Annual CRSEA conference. We greatly value your dedication to social justice, service, and education. The success of this conference will be even greater with your meaningful contribution; here are several ways to contribute:

  • ·      Give financial support to provide food and supplies,
  • ·      Donate your organization’s promotional items (pens, water bottles, etc.) for symposium bags,
  • ·      Participate in the planning committee,
  • ·      Advertise the event to your faculty, staff, student and community and networks, and/or
  • ·      Volunteer on the day of the event.

Please see attached list of levels of co-sponsorship.  All contributing co-sponsors will receive the opportunity to feature your organization’s logo in the symposium booklet. Please note, the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice at the University of New Mexico is an all-volunteer initiative; we have no operating funds or staff. There are other sites also applying to host this conference. We are confident that with your help we can submit a competitive proposal. Please let us know if you can support this conference at your earliest convenience, no later than April 20th, as we need to finalize our proposal to CRSEA by the end of April 2017.

Thank you for considering our request. Please contact the CRSEA 2018 local planning committee members: Dr. Kiran Katira (co-chair), Dr. Nancy López (co-chair), Dr. Ricky Lee Allen, Andrea Abeita, Amy Whitfield, Neritza Diaz-Cruz, Dr. Glenabah Martinez or Dr. Natasha Howard, Dr. Glenabah Martinez, Jaen Ugalde, Magda Vaquez Dathe or Dr. Barbara Reyes with your confirmation of support at 505-277-3101 or via email at kiru2u@yahoo.com nlopez@unm.edu.

2018 Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Annual Conference Hosted by the University of New Mexico (UNM)

Available Sponsorships

To co-sponsor please email Dr. Nancy López, nlopez@unm.edu

There are four levels of sponsorships for the CRSEA Annual Conference.

(1) Turquoise Level-Contribution of $2000+ or full sponsorship of an entire event

For this sponsorship, you will receive:

·      A full-page ad in the conference program,

·      A link to your webpage from the CRSEA webpage

·      Recognition at the conference,

·      Signage at the event

·      (5) Five complimentary conference registrations.

 

(2) Coral Level-Contribution of $1500

For this sponsorship, you will receive:

·      A half-page ad in the conference program

·      A link to your webpage from the CRSEA webpage

·      Recognition at the conference

·      Signage at the event

·      (3) Three complimentary conference registrations

 

(3) Lapis Level-Contribution of $500

For this sponsorship, you will receive:

·      A quarter page ad in the conference program,

·      A link to your webpage from the CRSEA webpage

·      Recognition at the conference

·      Signage at the event

·      One free conference registrations

 

(4) Onyx Level Sponsorship-Contributions of $100

For this sponsorship, you will receive:

·      Recognition in the conference program

CRSEA offers opportunities for all UNM students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  Please support the LLSS Graduate Student Association, the College of Education, the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, and finally the LLSS and Sociology Departments in their efforts to bring this important event to UNM.

Available Sponsorships

Logistics Sponsorship (SUB Room Rental)-$1500

AV Sponsorship-$4500

Sign Language Sponsor-$1800

(Please email aabeita03@unm.edu to inquire about additional F&B opportunities) 

 ***RESOURCES FOR ETHNIC STUDIES: SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT***

http://www.sfusdhumanities.org/ethnic-studies.html

In SFUSD, Ethnic Studies is rooted in the long-standing tradition and hard work of Bay Area educators to develop and teach a more robust historical narrative that ...

Ethnic Studies 

In SFUSD, Ethnic Studies is rooted in the long-standing tradition and hard work of Bay Area educators to develop and teach a more robust historical narrative that centers on the perspectives of historically marginalized communities. The Ethnic Studies course is designed to give high school students an introduction to the experiences of ethnic communities that are rarely represented in textbooks. It is also a compelling way to examine race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture in the United States. The course equips students with a critical lens to see the world and their place in it by understanding systems and power at the root of American society and has as a goal to motivate students to actively engage in our democracy. Through the Ethnic Studies course, students are supported to discover and use their own power for the benefit of not only themselves, but also that of their community and society at large.

Summer and Fall 2017 Ethnic Studies Professional Development Opportunities - For more information click on the link provided for each opportunity:

Click on a button below to access the Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions for each unit.
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Ethnic Studies Suggested Readings
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed.  Paulo Freire
  • The Revolt of the Cockroach People.  Oscar Zeta Acosta
  • Between the World and Me.  Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  Michelle Alexander
  • Parable of the Sower. Octavia E. Butler
  • A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 1: Columbus to the Spanish-American War.  Howard Zinn
  • A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 2: Class Struggle to the War on Terror.  Howard Zinn
  • A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America.  Ronald Takaki
 
 

Latest Resources

The Center for Education Equity and Diversity and Education and Social Justice Program Sanctuary Statement


Keys to a Successful Dialogue from Dr. Shiv Desai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy, Institute Advisory Board

It is important for participants enrolled in this course to understand the following: In order to explore and engage the various topics explored through this course, it is important to collectively create a safe and supportive environment, one that is amicable yet critical (of ideas that surface in the readings as well as those that surface through discussion). Instead of defending or attacking a belief system, participants should do the following:

  1. Stop and critically reflect on their points of disagreement
  2. Consider her/his own position
  3. Seek to understand the perspective of colleagues
  4. Pursue empathizing with colleagues
  5. Validate it as honest
  6. Ask questions to better understand
  7. Accept the differences in ideologies and stances
  8. While remaining open to learning from other perspectives (even if it is not this time but maybe next)

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RACE AND PEDAGOGY INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

We need your help. Currently the Institute is working toward finding ways to fund interdisciplinary courses and programming on race and social justice. We are an all volunteer labor of love and we have no operating funds. Please consider donating to the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice via our the UNM Foundation Fund.

Also, please email other suggested readings, guidelines for dialogue & videos on race and pedagogy to: race@unm.edu

AFRICANA

Hooks, B. 2014. Teaching to Transgress. Routledge.

EDUCATION

Freire, P. 2000. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Leonardo, Zeus and Ronald K. Porter. 2010."Pedagogy of fear: Toward a Fanonian theory of ‘safety’ in race dialogue." Race Ethnicity and Education, 13(2): 139-157.

PSYCHOLOGY

Sue, D. W., Rivera, D. P., Watkins, N. L., Kim, R. H., Kim, S., & Williams, C. D. 2011. Racial dialogues: challenges faculty of color face in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 331.

Sue, D. W., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Lin, A. I., & Torino, G. C. 2010. Racial dialogues and White trainee fears: Implications for education and training. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(2), 206.

Sue, D.W, Torino, G. C., Capodilupo, C. M., Rivera, D. P., & Lin, A. I. 2009. How White faculty perceive and react to difficult dialogues on race: Implications for education and training. The Counseling Psychologist, 37(8), 1090-1115.

Venner, K. L., & Verney, S. P. 2015. Motivational interviewing: Reduce student reluctance and increase engagement in learning multicultural concepts. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46(2), 116.

SOCIOLOGY

Jason, Kendra and Sarah Nell Epplen. 2016. “Interrogating Ourselves in a Racialized World: Using Personal Experience to Improve Students’ Understanding of Racism.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2(4): 584-590.

Bailey, Amy Kate. Jason Leiker, Andrew Gutierrez, Eric C. Larson, and Serena Mitchell. 2015. “Memorializing Lynch Victims: Countering Colorblind Ideologies with Experiential Learning.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1 (3): 454-459.

Strmic-Pawl, Hephzibah. 2015. “More Than a Knapsack: The White Supremacy Flower as a New Model for Teaching Racism.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1(1:192-197).

Valiente-Neighbours, Jimiliz. 2015. Beyond “Post-Race Paralysis”: Creating Critical Dialogue on Race in the Obama Era. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 1(2): 331-335.

WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES

Weber, Lynn 1990. Fostering positive race, class, and gender dynamics in the classroom. Women's Studies Quarterly, 18(1/2), 126-134.

VIDEO RESOURCES

Many of these videos are available for free on-line on YouTube.com:

  • RACE THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION (2003)
    • Episode One: The Difference Between Us
    • Episode Two: The Story We Tell
    • Episode Three: The House We Live In
  • RECLAIMING THEIR VOICE: THE FIGHT FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN VOTE IN NEW MEXICO & BEYOND (2009)
  • BAMBOOZLED (2000)
  • UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK (2008)
  • THE HUMAN FAMILY TREE (2010)
  • MIRRORS OF THE HEART: RACE AND IDENTITY IN BOLIVIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI (1995)
  • THE COLOR OF FEAR (1994)
  • THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007)
  • RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT? A PROJECT OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (2011)
  • ETHNIC NOTIONS (1986)
  • DR. CAMARA JONES: THE GARDNER’S TALE: LEVELS OF RACISM (2010)
  • DR. CAMARA JONES: ALLEGORIES ON RACE AND RACISM (2010)
  • THE GREAT DEBATERS (2006)
  • PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA (2006)

Application for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice Certificate

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