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Register for Multicultural Education Conference

Registrations for the twelfth annual conference of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA NAME) are due by March 15.

The IUP College of Education and Educational Technology will host the event March 26-27. The conference theme is “A Renewed Multicultural Agenda toward Achieving an Equitable Society.” Numerous IUP offices are supporting the conference, including the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement, the African-American Cultural Center, and the IUP Native American Awareness Council.

Monte Tidwell, associate professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, has worked with the statewide board of PA NAME to bring the conference to IUP and is chairing the local planning committee for the conference.

Open to the community, the conference is designed to unite people from a variety of disciplines, educational levels, and institutions to provide leadership in national and state discussions on equity, diversity, and multicultural education.

The keynote speaker for the conference is William (“Bill”) Strickland, who will deliver his address during the luncheon on March 27 in the Crimson Event Center.
Strickland’s book, Make the Impossible Possible, was selected as IUP’s 2009–2010 Common Freshman Reader. Strickland spoke at IUP in November in conjunction with that program.

The conference will feature entertainment provided by Drums of Native Sisters at 4:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Crimson Event Center, the Latin American Student Organization dance group at 5:00 p.m. on March 26 in the Crimson Event Center, and the Voices of Joy gospel group at 8:30 a.m. on March 27 in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall.

For more information about the conference or to register, visit the PA-NAME website or contact the Office of Conference Services at (724) 357-2227.
Registration is $80 for nonstudents; undergraduate student fee is $10; graduate student fee is $40.