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Cultural Fluency Initiatives

Critical Teaching in Action Conference 2010

Presented by: Center for Cultural Fluency and the Education Department

Saturday, March 13 2010
8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's Critical Teaching in Action is a one day conference on the Doheny campus bringing together educators at all levels who are engaging in activist education with Los Angeles' diverse youth. Throughout the city, individual educators and organizations, often in isolation, are enacting innovative curricula for social transformation. Inside and outside the classroom, they engage and inspire multicultural youth in critical educational projects towards a society that is just, equitable, and democratic. This conference celebrates and helps expand on their innovative work.

The 2010 conference theme is Arts and Social Justice. Art is a powerful vehicle for engaging youth in social justice education and access to the arts is a social justice issue in and of itself. This conference will serve as a focal point to bring practitioners and youth together to share their visions and best practices at the K-12, college, and community level. Participants will leave the conference with not only inspiration and a sense of community, but specific teaching tools and contacts/resources they can use to engage diverse youth.
Conference highlights

Keynote Speaker: Ariel Luckey will be our keynote speaker and will also perform his "Freeland" hip hop theater act for our closing (see. http://www.arielluckey.com/) Ariel Luckey is a hip hop theater artist whose community and performance work dances in the crossroads of education, art and activism. Articulate, insightful and passionate, Ariel seamlessly weaves storytelling, spoken word poetry, dance, acting, and hip hop music in compelling narratives of personal and political transformation. His work is sure to inspire students and faculty.

Register before March 1 and secure the reduced conference fee.

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