22ND ANNUAL PA-NAME CONFERENCE

THE 

FIERCE

URGENCY

OF NOW

MARCH 6 - 7, 2020

FEATURED EVENTS /

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 9:00AM

PUSHOUT DOCUMENTARY AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a feature length documentary which takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 10:45AM

PRESERVING HISTORY FOR THE PERSISTENT LEGACY OF

WEST PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL

The past, present, and future are intricately linked, and thus the purpose of our project is to document the rich history of  West Philadelphia High School (WPHS), it’s legacy,  and the promise of its future. Our project is a Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and youth development project with current WPHS juniors and seniors.  Through the oral histories of alumni, students, teachers, and community members,  as well as through the preservation of the school’s archives and artifacts, we hope to highlight the amazing legacy of WPHS.  WPHS has been a pillar of the community since its founding in 1912, yet many of its current students know very little about the school’s history. Our project seeks to change this through the integration of new media and digital technologies that center the community cultural wealth of  our youth researchers & WPHS.  In this presentation, we will share more about our research project and how our project is inspiring a new generation of urban youth scholars dedicated to civic engagement and social justice. 
 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:30PM

CUEEI'S SHIRLEY DIXON CELEBRATION OF URBAN EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH, 12:00PM

DR. TCHET DEREIC DORMAN AWARD FOR MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP

Dr. Tchet Dorman, former PA-NAME president, embodied the very best of what it means to be a multicultural educator and leader.  His knowledge of the field and passion for humanity informed his approach to dialogue.  His good-natured sense of humor and infectious disposition created an atmosphere where creativity and cooperation thrived.  He possessed a wonderful skill and talent to engage people in deep self-reflection and critical conversation about a wide range of human issues.  He built bridges and created spaces where people felt simultaneously safe and challenged to participate in the work of making the world a better place by starting with themselves.  The Dorman Award for Multicultural Leadership is an acknowledgment bestowed upon an individual who actively promotes, contributes to and enhances an inclusive environment in Pennsylvania.

The late Dr. Shirley Dixon (’84, MEd’89, EdD'18) was a consistent moral and courageous leader at Cabrini University and a trailblazer in advocating for and facilitating equitable practices for all students.  The annual Shirley Dixon Celebration of Urban Education Symposium is produced in her honor and memory, and features a keynote speaker and award ceremony.  This year, the keynote speaker is Tim Wise, author, speaker, and host of the new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise.  Following Wise's address, awards for moral and courageous in urban education will be presented to an educational leader, teacher, school, and community leader.  

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