#NAME 2022 Spring Virtual Conference

We Reaffirm Our 2022 Virtual CONFERENCE THEME:
Multicultural Education: LIGHT in a Troubled World

March 10 - 12, 2022

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A global pandemic, social distancing, inequitable vaccine availability, a threat to democracy by domestic insurrection, public school funding for special education and other equity-focused programs in jeopardy, teaching and learning via zoom and other virtual platforms leaving many of us feeling alone and isolated….

The world is indeed troubled.

Multicultural education is a beacon of light and hope for students, educators, families and communities alike through its commitment to social justice and culturally inclusive and unifying practices that pave the path to a brighter and more just future.

As we move toward living in places of peace and justice, NAME and our friends and allies encourage conversations about possible ways to address the inequities and systems that stand in the way of progress.

NAME's 2022 Conference Co-Chair, Ludwig van Broekhuizen and NAME leaders are currently planning a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE for March 10–12, 2022, to bring together educators, community activists and change agents to help re-charge our dedication to multicultural education. Registration is now open! More details of planned events will be forthcoming, including Intensive Institutes and our Annual Multicultural Film Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS of the NAME 2022 SPRING Virtual Conference

  • Over 200 Virtual Sessions & 15 LIVE Sessions
  • 5 Live Keynote Sessions
  • Panel Discussions & Poster Sessions
  • Intensive Institutes & Founder's Forum
  • Over 20 Multicultural Film Festival Selections
Participants will have access to pre-recorded sessions & MC Film Festival
which will be available for extended days following the conference closing. 


Presented by the Filmmaker, Jon Osaki
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 (New Day Films)



Following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass round-up and incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese in American concentration camps. Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jon Osaki opens the NAME Conference with his ground-breaking film, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066.  In the film, Osaki documents the largely unknown story of false information and political influences which led to the mass incarceration. The film also examines the parallels to ongoing systemic racism in America and similar attempts to abuse the power of the government. The film also examines the parallels to ongoing systemic racism in America and similar attempts to abuse the power of the government.  
Following the documentary screening, a panel will include:

  • Panel Moderator: Dianne Fukami, television personality, Bridge Media founder, and documentarian.
  • Jeanette Misaka, Heart Mountain camp internee, retired University of Utah faculty, and disabilities and social justice advocate.
  • Donald K. Tamaki, Senior Counsel at Minami Tamaki LLP, legal team for Supreme Court case Korematsu v. the United States.

LIVE Panel Discussion with Foundational Scholars & Activists

Transforming Multicultural Education Policy and Practice:
Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Multicultural Education Series

Introduction of Session and Participants
            James A. Banks, Session Chair
What Research Says about Ethnic Studies
            Christine E. Sleeter
California State University, Monterey Bay, NAME Past President
Understanding the Structural Nature of Oppression through Racism
Robin DiAngelo

University of Washington, Seattle
The Role of the Schools in Reducing Racial Inequality
Pedro Noguera
University of Southern California
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Tyrone C. Howard
University of California, Los Angeles
Embracing a Structural View of Poverty and Education:
Ditching Deficit Ideology and Quitting Grit

 Paul C. Gorski
Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange

This live panel keynote session focuses on the book that commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Multicultural Education Series that James A. Banks edits for Teachers College Press, Transforming Multicultural Education Policy and Practice: Expanding Educational Opportunity. Authors who contributed to this book will describe how multicultural education should be transformed for a nation and world that are becoming increasingly complex due to virulent racism, pernicious nationalism, mass migrations, interracial mixing, social-class stratification, and a global pandemic.

LIVE Panel Discussion of Experts & Community Activists
Hate Crimes: Tip of the Iceberg
& Radical Multicultural Solidarity  

In addition to more than the FBI reported 11,000 victims of hate crimes in 2020, there have been over 10,000 documented cases of U.S. anti-Asian hate crimes since COVID-19 was racialized in March 2020.  Tracing back to the genocide of indigenous peoples, enslavement of Africans, and wars of annihilation, the U.S. has a deeply rooted national history of inflicting collective trauma upon and perpetuating violence and "hate crimes" against people of color. These historical and continuing assaults have widened the "intersectionality" of hate to include immigrants, religious groups such as Jews and Muslims, and members of the LGBTQ community.  Our "troubled world" now bears witness to the rise of authoritarianism, fascism, and the resurrection and resurgence of white supremacy and white nationalism (the metaphorical "iceberg"). Organized responses to hate crimes that consist of isolated mobilization within specific communities (i.e. race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation) may further feed the power of "divide and conquer” institutional forces. 

This general session will include a panel of experts and community activists noted for their roles in addressing the dynamics of hate, commitment to social and restorative justice, and experiences in promoting multicultural engagement strategies in diverse contexts and educational settings. 


Registration rate for NAME Members:  $90


Engage in deeper conversations in these optional, live sessions with NAME leaders. Additional fees apply. Space is limited ; please register early. 


Institute I:   THU, March 10:  11:00am – 12:45am
An Introduction to PEACEJAM: Helping Youth to Think Globally/Act Locally

Meet the program and people of PeaceJam in this introductory overview. Founded in 1996, PeaceJam is the only global youth organization led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates dedicated to growing and supporting a generation of future Nobel Peace Laureates who believe peace is possible - and know how to get it done.PeaceJam’s mission is to awaken the Peace Laureate within us all. They are creating a generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the work, through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates’ good work and energy.
Students are inspired by study of the lives and work of Noble prize recipients, covering issues including indigenous rights, confronting racism and reconciliation, women’s rights,  environmental crises, remedies for extreme poverty, and more. Students learn from the lives—and even direct contact with the Laureates, including Rigoberta Menchu Tum, The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Betty Williams, Jose Ramos-Horta and others. With materials tailored to primary and secondary students, the youth-led groups participate in local community assessment activities and develop a local strategy to impact the need they prioritize. More than 1.3 million youth in over 40 countries have participated in the PeaceJam program and each has effected change in their corner of the world - some on the forefront of movements that are changing the world and others in their own quiet and unique ways. 

How PeaceJam does it:

  • Nobel Peace Laureates - The world’s most powerful and courageous role models.
  • Award-winning curriculum that develops six essential competencies. 
  • World-class youth events designed by our Nobel Peace Laureates to awaken purpose, teach peace, and bring joy to the hard work of changing the world.
  • Billion Acts of Peace Campaign that gives youth a process, platform and community to develop their service-learning projects and campaigns to change the world.


Institute II:   THU, March 10:  1pm – 2:45pm
Decoding The School Board Wars: A Practitioners' Conversation on CRT

In today’s hyper-divisive environment educators throughout the country find ourselves under assault for doing the very work NAME has been promoting for over half a century. This session offers an opportunity for us to converse with other practitioners, sharing our experiences in the current climate, the lessons we are learning, and the strategies and moves we are creating to sustain and elevate our work. Several NAME members will open the session with their personal stories and perspectives as administrators, teachers, scholars, equity directors and students whose work has been targeted. Considerable time will be devoted to participants talking together in breakout groups and bringing their ideas and strategies back to the large group. Each participant will be encouraged to craft their own action commitment for next steps going forward.
Charlene Lui,
NAME ED-Interim
Gary Howard, Author, trainer, activist, founder of REACH Center for Multicultural Education


Institute III.  THU, 3/10:   3:00pm – 4:45pm   
NAME's Writing for Publication

A perennial favorite, this institute is designed to assist anyone interested in publishing in professional journals or other related publications, in the field of multicultural education. The session is particularly beneficial to graduate students and junior faculty. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the process of writing for publishing from the NAME editors' perspective. Topics to be covered include getting started (selecting appropriate journals, turning dissertations into articles, etc.), the submission and review process, and the relationship of publishing to tenure. Participants should be prepared to share and discuss their article ideas. Participants will receive materials to support their work towards becoming published authors.
Kevin Roxas,
MC Perspectives Editor, Western Washington University
Alyssa Dunn, MC Perspectives Associate Editor, Michigan State University

 REVIEW the #NAME2022 CONFERENCE PROGRAM Book (without hot links) HERE

REVIEW the EPUB version of NAME Conference Program Book  HERE