March 3: 28th annual Multicultural Education Conference

The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz invites education professionals, parents, students, and community members to the 28th annual Multicultural Education Conference on Friday, March 3, 2023.

For nearly three decades, the Multicultural Education Conference has been a gathering space for scholars, students and educators in the Hudson Valley and beyond, who see their work as justice-making and seek to build networks with others who share related experiences, desires and hope for change.

Registration for the 2023 Multicultural Education Conference is $60 for the public and $12 for students. A limited number of registration waivers are available through the Schniedewind Multicultural Education Conference Support Fund. Please use this link for more info and to register. The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 17.

About the Program

This year’s Multicultural Education Conference will include a keynote address, “Teaching through Black History: Exploring Consciousness of Blackness and Humanity,” presented by LaGarrett King, Ph.D., the director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the University at Buffalo.

The full program for the day includes a broad selection of morning and afternoon workshops will be offered to help educators, parents, community members, and high school and college students to learn, generate insights, and connect with others who are working toward equitable educational spaces in which all people can thrive.

There will also be a performance and discussion presented by the Vanaver Caravan Dance and Music Company.

The annual Multicultural Education Conference at SUNY New Paltz is presented by the School of Education’s Social Justice Educational Studies Program (formerly the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program). Co-sponsorship this year is provided by the Black Studies Department, Campus Auxiliary Services, the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, the Office of Alumni Relations & Development, the School of Education, the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Program, the Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network, the Mid-Hudson Teachers Center, Ulster BOCES and SUNY New Paltz.

About the Keynote Speaker

LaGarrett King, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized award-winning scholar of Black history education whose research examines the teaching and learning of Black history in schools and society. He is the author or editor of many books including “Teaching Enslavement in American History,” published by Peter Lang in 2022.

As director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, King works to support research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K-12 Black history education, while also helping to build networks of people and organizations committed to Black history education.

About the School of Education

The nationally accredited School of Education at SUNY New Paltz carries on a rich tradition of teacher preparation that dates back to the early 19th century New Paltz Normal School.

Today, the School offers a suite of modern programs in teaching & learning and in educational studies & leadership, and serves as a resource and professional development hub for teachers throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC Metro area and upstate New York.