The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education


Pennsylvania Chapter

Nameplate of the National Association for Multicultural Education.


13th Annual Conference

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

March 25-26, 2011

Building Community: Creating Culturally Responsive Relationships

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If you have any questions, please contact Carol Watson at or  610-683-4274.

Conference Schedule:

TENTATIVE Conference Schedule
Please note that the following schedule is subject to change

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Beekey Education Building

Registration 10:00am - 5:00pm
Symposium A 1:00pm- 2:50pm
Workshop 1 1:00pm- 1:50pm
Workshop 2 2:00pm- 2:50 pm
Symposium B 3:00pm- 4:50pm
Workshop 3  3:00pm-3:50pm
Workshop 4 4:00pm-4:50pm

Opening Reception 4:30pm- 6:00pm
5:15pm Keynote Address - Jane Vance, A Gift for the Village

7:30pm Pin Points Theater Presents "The Meeting"

Registration    7:30-11:00
Continental Breakfast    7:30-9:00
Student Panel        8:30 -9:20am
Workshop 5  9:30-10:20
Workshop 6 10:30-11:20

12:30pm- 2:00pm Lunch and Keynote address, Brian Johnson
Workshop 7 2:00pm- 2:50pm
Workshop 8 3:00pm-3:50pm
Workshop 9 4:00pm-4:50pm
4:30-5:20 German cultural re-enactment

This year PA-NAME will be hosting the 13th annual conference at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the PA-NAME conference is to unite individuals from a variety of disciplines, educational levels, and institutions to provide leadership in national, state, regional, and local discussions. These discussions include equity, diversity, multicultural education and social justice.

This year’s conference theme is Building Community: Creating Culturally Responsive Relationships. This year’s conference is dedicated to building personal, professional, educational, and social relationships that advance multiculturalism. Multicultural education provides a framework for building community through its emphasis on cross-cultural understanding, advocating culturally-affirming, positive self-concepts, valuing differences and advancing cultural pluralism. At the core of multiculturalism is the focus on engendering deep and meaningful relationships among individuals and groups grounded in personal experiences and cultural knowledge.  This conference provides a context for exploring the numerous ways that community must continue to be built by creating relationship that honor the culture of all members.