PA-NAME - 19th Annual Conference - March 3-4, 2017

Dickinson College

272 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
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Conference Theme:

“Don’t let your schooling interfere 
with your education:”
Exploring Multicultural Education to Develop Communal Consciousness

Hosted by Dickinson College, in partnership with Messiah College

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A few Conference Highlights:

Friday, March 3
12:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration (all day)
1:00 – 1:30 pm:  Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:15 – 4:30 pm: President’s Panel
4:45 pm – 5:35 pm: Concurrent Sessions
5:45 – 6:45 pm: Dinner & Poster Session
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Screening of documentary 40 years later: Now can we talk? featuring Q&A with filmmaker Lee Anne Bell

Saturday, March 4
8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Registration (all day)
8:00 – 8:50 am: Welcome, Continental Breakfast with Affinity Groups
9:00 – 9:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
10:00 – 10:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:45 pm: Cultural Interlude, Keynote Speaker, and Lunch
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:00 - 3:50 pm: Concurrent Sessions
4:00 – 4:30 pm Reflection Circle and Concluding Remarks

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  • Faculty/Staff - Early (by February 6)($75)
  • Students - Early (By February 6) ($40)
  • Faculty/Staff – Regular (After February 6) ($85)
  • Students – Regular(After February 6) ($50)
  • Janeal Jaroh, Time Travelers Trunk Carlisle Indian Industrial School Tour ($15)
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Conference Theme: 
As Mark Twain so clearly captured in this year’ conference title, there is a palpable tension between education and schooling.  Schooling, from K-12 classes through college, has historically had a stigma as a tool for socialization, assimilation, and conformity. It has and can also be used as a tool to colonize and marginalize communities.  Comparatively, education is often viewed as a central catalyst for helping members of learning communities develop the tools and consciousness to contribute as citizens.  Education has been seen as a process for self-discovery and actualization.  Examining the historical and contemporary ways that schooling reproduces inequalities is the focus of this conference. Exposing educational injustices, seeking collaborative community partnerships, and creating spaces for students to have a voice are important elements for education to liberate and transform our consciousness.  When we mobilize as a collective, our society moves closer to achieving multicultural ideals like community, cross-cultural engagement, empathy, understanding and authentic democracy.

The 19th annual meeting of the PA-NAME conference aims to attract presentations that address the potential for education to transcend perfunctory “schooling” and inspire thoughts and actions with potential to unite a divided nation through enriching the intellectual and social development of its citizenry. We invite scholars, educators, students and community organizers to share the ways that they are actively working to challenge and disrupt inequitable educational practices. We encourage thoughtful dialogue around such questions as: What is the purpose of schooling?  How does education differ from schooling? How do these differences enrich what it means to be a community member and a citizen? How have systemic educational inequities reinforced and reproduced social injustices?  How have and can multicultural principles and practices be used to disrupt institutional forms of discrimination? How do these questions illuminate our understanding of the liberal arts?  Engaging in these kinds of inquiry reiterate the vital role of education as a root of social transformation.

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