The Utah Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (Utah NAME) was founded in 2004 by a group of educators and community members who wanted to further the cause of educational equity and social justice in Utah and nationwide.
Fawn Groves, M.Ed., is a Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) at Utah State University. She teaches courses focusing on multicultural education and education for social justice and also supervises student teachers. She has built her 15-year career in education serving in a range of positions, including high school math teacher, Academic Programs Coordinator in USU’s Office of Multicultural Student Services, and Assistant Director in USU’s Office of International Students and Scholars. Fawn joined the Utah NAME Board after being active with Utah NAME for only one year. She wants other newcomers to know that they can also become involved, that they will be welcomed and mentored, and that even those with limited time can help NAME take big steps forward. A great day for Fawn includes time in the outdoors with her partner, Amy, and golden retriever, Teton. She also enjoys running, reading nonfiction, and laughing out loud with good company.
Utah NAME has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable, benevolent, scientific, literary, cultural, and educational purposes, including but not limited to : advancing a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of cultural pluralism; promoting cultural and ethnic diversity as a state-wide and national strength; fostering equity for all regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, disability, or immigration status; promoting professional and social exchanges between people from all academic disciplines and diverse educational institutions and occupations who advocate for multicultural education; and representing and addressing the needs of the multicultural education community.
In addition, the mission of Utah NAME is to promote and support education that is multicultural as a means of achieving full academic potential of every learner in Utah by: 1) sharing knowledge and resources; 2) fostering an appreciation for diversity; and 3) advocating for educational equity.
The organization shall have, in furtherance of the aforesaid purposes, all of the powers conferred upon corportions pursuant to the provisions of Utah 503c Nonprofit Corporation Law and the laws governing NAME.
Announcements and Resources
Utah NAME Board Meetings are normally held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Granite Education Center and at satellite locations around the state. Meetings for 2012-13 will be announced soon.
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