Friday, January 10, 2003

Annoucement: 3-day conference on race, differences and education/research at U of M 

If this hasn't made it onto the radar screen at SCSU, hopefully this note will somehow be distributed. I have no background information of these speakers but the U of M is no slouch when it comes to pulling together nationally recognized scholars. Maybe ALL SCSU faculty (of ALL colors) might find some external reference points useful as it continues to struggle with these issues


A three day conference - TEACHING AND RESEARCHING ACROSS COLOR LINES: LITERACIES, PEDAGOGIES, AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE - will be held at the University of Minnesota, February 21-23, 2003.

The conference will focus on race and difference and explore how these inform our perspectives and practices as educators and researchers.

Nationally acclaimed keynote speakers include Pulitzer-nominated critical race theorist Gerald Torres, and Gloria Ladson-Billings, Julie Landsman, Donaldo Macedo, Alice McIntyre, Carol Miller, and David Roediger.

The conference will also feature a panel discussion on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and roundtable sessions on race, literacy, and education.

For more information, including PRE-REGISTRATION materials, visit the conference's web site at or contact Timothy J. Lensmire at (612) 625-2092.