Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave) in Salt Lake City
Theme: Building Bridges: Engaging Our Communities and Families for Student Success
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tara Yosso
Tara J. Yosso’s research and teaching apply the frameworks of critical race theory and critical media literacy to examine educational access and equity, emphasizing the community cultural wealth students of color bring to school. She has authored numerous collaborative and interdisciplinary chapters and articles in publications such as the Harvard Educational Review, Education Administration Quarterly, and The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities, and has been awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity and Excellence in University Teaching. Her article, “Whose Culture has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth,” has become the top cited article in Race Ethnicity and Education since its publication in 2005, with over 1,000 citations. The American Educational Studies Association recognized her book, Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline (Routledge) with a 2008 Critics’ Choice Book Award.
Yosso joined the SOE faculty after 15 years at the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her PhD in urban schooling in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also took cognates in the Department of Film and Television. Her current book project deconstructs Hollywood’s urban school genre with a particular focus on images from 1955 to 2007, which take troubling racial myths of students of color as violent, sexually driven, unintelligent, and transport these distortions into an urban high school classroom setting. The book seeks to encourage educators and students to consider some of the real implications of this reel pedagogy.
The Utah NAME Conference will host over 30 workshops from scholars, practitioners and students on topics including: Multicultural and culturally relevant pedagogy, diverse family and community engagement, cultural identities, interpersonal grit and resilience, privilege, English Language Learner methods and support, social justice and art, digital storytelling, race and genetics in the classroom, LGBTQ identities and community engagement, Native American student success, and educator resources for family involvement.
Questions and Answers
Q: When and where is the conference?
A: Saturday February 25, 2017 at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City.
Q: How do I become a member of Utah Name?
A: Become a member of Utah NAME. When you sign up as a member of NAME, you automatically become a member of the Utah Chapter of NAME.
Q: Can I get college credit?
A: Utah State University is proud to offer continuing education credit for the 2017 Utah NAME conference. Conference goers should take care to understand how continuing education units (CEUs) differ from the academic credit historically associated with the conference. Educators interested in earning USU credit for conference attendance can read more information here.