Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice

School of Education Conference

April 8th, 2017 at the East Academic Building

Webster University Webster Groves Campus, East Academic Building 535 Garden Avenue 63119

Webster University is proud to host our annual School of Education conference on April 8th, 2017 at the East Academic Building.  This year our conference theme is Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice. Our keynote presentation, Rac(e)ing to Class: We are in this Together!, will be delivered by Dr. H. Richard Milner IV. 

The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.  Admission is $35 for the conference and lunch ($10 for Webster University faculty, staff, students, and alumni). Please come prepared for a day of enrichment and collaboration. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Cornell at thomascornell28@webster.edu.


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Keynote: Dr. H. Richard Milner IV

"Rac(e)ing to Class: We are in this Together!"

Dr. H. Richard Milner IV is the Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education at The University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Director at the Center for Urban Education and the Editor-in-Chief for Urban Education. Dr. Milner recently published a book titled, Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms, by Harvard Education Press. He received the John Dewey Society Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016, and has won many awards in educational research from the American Educational Research Association and various academic organizations in the past. His masterpiece, Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms, published by Harvard Education Press, won two major research awards. He has authored and co-authored more than 75 journal articles and book chapters.


Conference Sessions

Buddy Circles: A Model of Peer Support to Promote Self-Awareness and Partnership for Change

Finding the Balance: Addressing the Language and Content Needs of Newcomer Students

The Role of the Educational Surrogate:  Ensuring the Educational Rights of Children and Youth Who are Wards of the State

Social Justice Paralysis: I've Lost My Voice to Protect My Choice

Newcomer Refugee English Language Learners: Their Unique Needs; Educator Responsibilities

Questioning the Author, the World and Ourselves: Moving Toward Critical Literacy

It is Right and Just:  Transformation from a Catholic Private School to a Faith Inspired Charter School

Teaching White Privilege: Conceptualizing Institutionalized Racism, Challenging Racial Epistemologies, and Changing Self-Perceptions

The Impact of the Presidential Election Results on School Climate and Children in Missouri Schools, K-12

Indicators of Social Justice action or inaction in Education

Check Your Privilege: The Impact of Social Identity in the Classroom

Title IX: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Conference Schedule

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussion
  • Morning Sessions
  • Lunch (Included)
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • Alumni Reception 


Registration Information

Conference registration is $35 and includes lunch ($10 for Webster University faculty, staff, students and alumni). 

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