I want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to represent SEED at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference held in Oakland, California, November 6 to 10, 2013. It was an important chance to not just promote SEED and the summer New Leadersâ Week, but to also meet so many educators from around the country, pre-K through graduate schools, committed to restoring education to its proper place as merging one's thirst for knowledge with the ability to teach as well as learn.
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Going to the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference in Oakland, California, November 6-10? Catch SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh, Co-director Emily Style, Associate Director Gail Cruise-Roberson, and Summer Staff Member Donald Burroughs at an Intensive Institute on "Five Interactive Phases of Curricular and Personal Re-Vision With Regard to Gender and Race," November 7 from 4:30 to 6:50 p.m.
Today is Spirit Day, when millions around the U.S. are speaking out against bullying and in support of LGBT youth. While SEED doesn't need a crisis such as bullying to address the very real power dynamics of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc. that play out systemically in schools and communities to the detriment of all, it has had a significant impact in schools wanting to address bullying and harassment.