June 18-20, 2019

 

 

 2019 Presenters:

Denevi

Barbara J. Love, Emeritus Professor of Social Justice Education, UMASS, Amherst, is a former public school teacher with an academic background in History and Political Science. She has worked closely with schools and school systems throughout the United States and internationally. She was chair of the Amherst School Committee for many years. She has developed and led teacher education programs and has worked in staff development, curriculum development, multicultural organizational development and social justice education. She consults nationally and internationally on empowerment for women and People of the Global Majority, personal and organizational transformation, and on liberation. She has published widely on issues of social justice and liberation, including internalized racism, self-knowledge for social justice educators, and building alliances for change. She is greatly sought after as a keynote speaker and workshop leader.

 

 

Sanchez

Jason Craige Harris (he/him/his) is a spiritually grounded educator, speaker, and facilitator who works in schools, nonprofits, community spaces, religious institutions, and conferences, moving smoothly between kindergarten classrooms, professional trainings, and governing board meetings. His workshops, writings, and advocacy work focus on identity, intersectionality, trauma, spirituality, and healing. Currently, Jason serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Friends Seminary, where he is a member of both the Senior Administrative Committee and the leadership team of the School's Center for Peace, Equity, and Justice. As a member of the History and Social Sciences Department, Jason teaches courses on social justice, human rights, ethics and philosophy, and religion. Working with all constituencies of the School and across academic departments and divisions, Jason weaves together practices and insights from the fields of diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, and global education. He formerly served as co-director and senior editor at Postcolonial Networks, a think tank and research hub focused on global justice, religious progressivism, and intellectual activism.

 

 

Denevi

Tim Wise has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. Wise is the author of seven books, and has been featured in several documentaries, including “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America,” and “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America.” Additionally, his media presence includes dozens of appearances on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, and feature interviews on ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 48 Hours. His podcast, “Speak Out with Tim Wise,” features weekly interviews with activists, scholars, and artists about movement building and strategies for social change.

 

To register for Tim's keynote address please [click here].

 

Sanchez

Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo met in 10th grade, after Eric Garner's death prompted a conversation in history class—the first time either of them remember any teacher initiating a discussion about race. They ended up co-founding their non-profit CHOOSE, which aims to equip every American with racial and intersectional literacy. In high school, they developed a 224-page racial-literacy guide for teachers, which was recognized and funded by Princeton University, featured in Teen Vogue, and used in classrooms in over 40 states. Winona and Priya then took a gap year before college (fundraising themselves through sponsorships from companies like Airbnb) and traveled alone to all 50 states to listen to over 500 strangers talk about race in America. Their next book, featuring these stories, will be published on June 4, 2019 by Penguin Random House and was called "at once hopeful, raw, and brimming with curiosity, engagement and youthful energy" by The New York Times best-selling author, Roxane Gay. Along the way, they also became the youngest TED Residents ever, giving another TED Talk in addition to speaking at TEDWomen in 2017 (their talk, “What it takes to be racially literate,” has over 1 million views), United Nations’ Girl Up Conference, and over a dozen K-12 schools nationwide. They’re currently first-years at Harvard and Princeton University, working to ensure that CHOOSE becomes their lifelong work.