The 36th annual UCEA Convention will be held November 17–20, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this convention is to engage in discussions about research, policy, practice, and preparation with relevance for equity and leadership toward sustainability.
The 2022 Convention Program Committee members are Carol A. Mullen (Virginia Tech), Liliana E. Castrellón (Duquesne University), Detra D. Johnson (University of Houston), Dana Nickson (University of Washington).
As a context for our Convention, Seattle provides a unique setting for examining human rights and microcosms of both survivance and damage to become collectively accountable for (re)solutions, advocacy, restoration, reparation, and solidarity, in addition to quality education for all. There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington (Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, n.d.), and Duwamish lands make up metropolitan Seattle (Duwamish Tribe, 2018). The state of Washington, a leader in sustainability, advances equity in support of thriving, generative, and just communities. Remedying harm to Indigenous communities is a significant project (City of Seattle, 2021), yet there is still great need to actualize and support decolonizing efforts toward land restitution and reparation owed to Indigenous peoples and communities (LANDBACK, 2021; Tuck & Yang, 2012). Seattle offers a salient context for examining connections among educational leadership, equity, sustainability, and justice.