General Sessions


Radical Imaginings:
How We Rebuild And Dismantle Inequitable Educational Systems in the Midst of Multiple Pandemics

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM EST

All are Welcome to Attend This Session!

Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth president of the Spencer Foundation.  The Spencer Foundation is an organization that supports research about education. She was a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2008 to 2019, and she served as Vice Chancellor of equity and inclusion at UC Berkeley beginning in November 2015. 

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Dr. Jamaal Bowman, the Democratic Congressional Nominee for New York’s 16th Congressional District, is an educator, husband, father of three and champion of children and working families. He was raised by a single mother in East Harlem, living in a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper Eastside. Jamaal and his mother lived on her post office worker’s salary and were fortunate to enjoy living in a diverse community. Jamaal now lives with his wife and three children in Yonkers.
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Dr. Ann M. Ishimaru is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington’s College of Education. Her scholarship examines organizational leadership, school-community relations, family leadership and equity-based change-making in P-12 education. She partners with minoritized families and communities as well as systems leaders to codesign educational justice and community wellbeing. 

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Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner is Superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District, where he serves more than 80,000 students and more than 10,000 employees.
In support of the District’s mission of “preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership,” Dr. Scribner has narrowed the District focus to three areas: early literacy, middle years’ math, and college and career preparedness.

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An Interview with Ramon Grosfugel, Ph.D.

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: The Complex Relationship Between Capitalism and Modernity 

Ramon Grosfoguel is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC-Berkeley. He has many publications on the Political-Economy of the World-System, Decolonization of Power and Knowledge, International Migration, and on Global Racism. 

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Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM EST

Mitstifer Lecture: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Penn State University

What Makes Systemic Racism Systemic?

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is the James B. Duke Professor of sociology at Duke University. He received his BA in Sociology with a minor in Economics in 1984 from the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras campus. He received his MA (1988) and PhD (1993) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked at the University of Michigan (1993-1998) and Texas A&M University (1998-2005) before joining Duke University in 2005.

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Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST

Racism without Racists:
Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America