Five College Consortium

Multiculturalism expert to lead dialogue on racial and social justice in schools

Five Colleges to host second annual education dialogue

Monday, March 7, 4:30–7:30 pm
Massachusetts High Performance Green Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke

Multiculturalism expert to lead dialogue on racial and social justice in schoolsIn this second in a series of dialogues organized by the Five College Schools Partnership, participants will address the question, how can teachers and students create institutional and systemic change for equity in our schools?

The issue will be explored with Sonia Nieto, a national authority in the field of multiculturalism and a professor emerita of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will be joined by Mark Warren, a professor in the department of public policy and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, and teacher educators from across western Massachusetts are invited to participate in an evening of discussion and action planning on this topic.

Sonia Nieto, author of the best-selling Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, has won several awards in her field, most notably the 1997 Multicultural Educator of the Year award from the National Association for Multicultural Education and the 2005 Educator of the Year Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Mark Warren is the author of A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform.

For more information and to register, visit fivecolleges.edu/partnership.