16th Annual Multicultural Education Conference

The 16th Annual Multicultural Education Conference, “Partnering in Advancing Student Voice: New Possibilities for Engagement in Learning,” will be held at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Friday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A keynote speaker, cultural arts performance and interactive workshops will fill the day.

Since 1994, the conference has brought together educators, students, parents and community members to gather fresh insight and to make connections with others who are working to create equitable schools that will enable all young people to achieve.

This year, with drop-out rates increasing and many youth feeling voiceless and unseen, the conference will focus on innovative ways to intentionally and collaboratively make classrooms and schools communities that engage the diverse voices of students with honor and respect so that all learn and thrive.

The keynote speaker will be Jason G. Irizarry, professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Connecticut and an Associate in the Institute for Puerto Rican and Latino Studies.

For additional program information, contact Nancy Schniedewind at (845)
257-2827, and for registration information, contact Christine Waldo-Klinger at waldoklc@newpaltz.edu or (845) 257-3033.