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Revitalize, Rejuvenate & Reinvigorate: Embracing Multicultural Education
to Create a More Just, Inclusive & Equitable Tomorrow


As we prepare to convene our first face-to-face conference since the pandemic in the historic center of the Civil Rights Movement––Montgomery, AL–– we simultaneously bring hope and commitment to revitalize, rejuvenate, and reinvigorate multicultural education.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn and share strategies to eradicate disparities and inequities and illuminate the urgent need to unite to solve the world’s most pressing and confounding issues, including institutionalized racism, climate change, increasing hate-based violence, food insecurity and widening socio-economic gaps.

Join NAME's many allies, leaders, educators, researchers and advocates who champion the work creating a more just, inclusive, and equitable tomorrow!


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NAME's Weds. Nov. 15th  AFTERNOON Special Event:


NAME members will have a special experience together in Montgomery's famous
Legacy Museum


The Legacy Museum provides a comprehensive history of the United States with a focus on the legacy of slavery. From the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the North and coastal communities across America through the Domestic Slave Trade and Reconstruction, the museum provides detailed interactive content and compelling narratives. Lynching, codified racial segregation, and the emergence of over-incarceration in the 20th century are examined in depth and brought to life through film, images, and first-person narratives. 

Situated on a site where enslaved Black people were forced to labor in bondage, the Legacy Museum offers an immersive experience with cutting-edge technology, world-class art, and critically important scholarship about American history.  

Along with the critically acclaimed National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the museum presents a unique opportunity for visitors to reckon with challenging aspects of our past. A Transatlantic Slave Trade wing includes more than 200 sculptures and original animated short films narrated by award-winning artists Lupita Nyong'o, Don Cheadle, and Wendell Pierce.

Visitors will hear first-person accounts from descendants of lynching victims and witnesses to lynching violence and learn about the heroic effort to challenge lynching violence that was led by Ida B. Wells and student activists who protested against lynching for years.

As a physical site and an outreach program, the Legacy Museum is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.
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Across the nation, schools, teachers, librarians and students feel the pressure as political agendas push for censorship and banning books. Now more than ever, it is important that we come together and fight against book banning and censorship. Members brought their favorite banned books and joined in a celebration of the right to read and protest against book banning
at NAME's first Banned Book In.
Books were donated to teachers, parents and students in Book-Banning States.


American Library Association Top 13 Most Challenged Books Of 2022

  Visit:  American Library Association Website Book Bans

While we welcome any banned book, here's a list prepared by The American Library Associationt of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022. (Because multiple books received the same number of challenges, the list was expanded to include 13 titles.)

The Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022 are:

1.   Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
2.   All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
3.   The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
4.   Flamer by Mike Curato
5.   (TIE) Looking for Alaska by John Green
5.   (TIE) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
7.   Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
8.   The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
9.   Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
10. (TIE) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
10. (TIE) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
10. (TIE) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
10. (TIE) This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

The Top 13 list was included as part of ALA’s annual State of America’s Libraries Report, which tells the story of how libraries are innovating and adapting to improve the well-being of their communities in the midst of a tidal wave of censorship challenges.