CSUSB to host second annual Equity in Education Conference on Wednesday

CSUSB to host second annual Equity in Education Conference on Wednesday

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The Cal State San Bernardino College of Education and the Educational Administration Department will host the Second Annual Equity in Education Conference on Wednesday, March 15.

The free conference for educators in the Inland Empire, sponsored by the CSUSB University Diversity Committee, will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the College of Education building. A complimentary parking pass is available by sending an RSVP to equityandeducation2017@gmail.com.

The conference will feature a panel of guest speakers, and workshop opportunities to learn about ways to address issues of race, class, gender and sexual identity in California schools.

“It is our job as educators to collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources,” conference organizers said. “We need to understand political, social, economic and cultural contexts of schools and communities.”

Some of the objectives the organizers plan to achieve include:

  • Providing awareness of equitable school outcomes as well as teaching opportunities for students; using equity to close the achievement gap;
  • Equitable opportunities among school staff;
  • Providing students with resources to allow them to reach their full potential;
  • Accepting and working towards changing color blindness in our schools; and
  • Promoting student culture.

The conference is being organized by graduate students and educators from CSUSB’s educational administration program under the direction of Wil Greer, assistant professor of education.

For more information, or to register for the conference, email conference organizers at equityandeducation2017@gmail.com.

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