Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Registration/Continental Breakfast
Opening Ritual: Ernie McCray, M.Ed., Poet, Activist, and Retired San Diego Unified School District Principal
Dr. Erin Charlens, San Diego City College Counselor and Member of the Umoja Governing Board
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Anthony Beebe, San Diego City College President
Featured Speaker: Dr. Constance Carroll, San Diego Community College District Chancellor
Chancellor Carroll has been recognized both locally and nationally for her leadership, commitment to academic excellence, and her
reputation for collaboration. Her professional history includes service on national boards, and numerous awards and
publications. Notably, in 2011 Dr. Carroll was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to
serve a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities. She currently serves on the boards of the University of San Diego,
the San Diego Foundation, the League for Innovation, and the Community College Humanities Association. She is referred to in the
community as "The People's Chancellor" and, among numerous other awards, has received the "Marie Y. Martin CEO Award" from
the Association of Community College Trustees and the Harry Buttimer Award, which is the top honor for a California Community
College CEO.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Continued
StoryCorps will be on the City College campus throughout the duration of the Social Justice and
Education Conference recording the stories of our formerly incarcerated students.
Concurrent Sessions 1
Concurrent Sessions 2
Select sessions will have classes of students attending.
Reserve seating for conference registrants will be available during these sessions.
Session A (Open to Classes)
Session B (Open to Classes)
Session C
From Ayotzinapa to South East San
Our Social Justice Agenda: From
Structuring the Educational
Data and Talk to Action and
Institution around Social Justice
Panelists: Students from the
Tom deWit, M.A., English
support movement for
Dr. Vicki Alexander, chair of
Professor Chabot College,
Ayotzinapa, Mexico; Gabriel
the Advisory Board for the
Acceleration in Context
Pendas, Community Organizer;
Berkeley Black Infant Health
Coordinator, Member of the
Oscar Pena, Associate Student
Program, will discuss the
Umoja Governing Board,
President San Francisco City
founding of the program and will conduct a workshop
College; Marya Bangee, M.P.A.,
passage of the Berkeley soda
focused on practices for
Community Activist; and San
building social justice into all
Diego City College Students Luis
levels of the educational
Lopez Resendez, Tony Givens,
and Bianca Arellano.
Moderator: Enrique Davalos,
Chicano Studies, San Diego City
Session A (Open to Classes)
Our Neighborhoods Firsts for Climate Action! Start Here,
Start Now!
Environmental Health Coalition Policy Advocate
Carolina Martinez and Organizing Director Franco
Garcia will examine the impact of climate change
on communities of color, low-income people, and
indigenous communities. This session will examine
how to move resources to community led priorities
that build sustainable neighborhoods.
Session B (Open to Classes)
Harmonious Solutions
Kahalifa King, M.A. in
Multicultural Counseling
and M.S. in Marriage and
Family Counseling, is
founder and CEO of
Harmonious Solutions a
non-profit that offers
conflict resolution, general
counseling and community
forums to a diverse
Session D
StoryCorps Workshop
Since 2003, StoryCorps
has collected and
archived more than
50,000 interviews with
over 90,000 participants.
Recordings are preserved
at the American Folklife
Center at the Library of
Congress. StoryCorps
will be recording the
stories of our formerly
incarcerated students.
Session C (Open to Classes)
Education and Incarceration
Dr. Joey Estrada, Department of
Counseling and School Psychology in the
College of Education at SDSU and a
member of the National Homeboy
Industries Network. His work focuses on
street gang culture, school violence,
school-based intervention, resiliency, and
youth empowerment. He specializes in
data driven school-based models to
reduce gang activity and school violence.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Continued
Lunch/Social Justice Student Organizations Fair
12:50pm – 2:10pm
Optional Programing
Police and Civilians: How We Understand Each Other
Dr. Masahiro Omae, Political Science, San Diego City College
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Optional Programing
Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union, Location: City College Art Gallery
Sessions 3
Session A (Open to
The House I Live In
Documentary screening
followed by discussion
with Film Producer and
Criminal Justice Director
David Kuhn.
Session B (Open to Classes)
Session C (Open to Classes)
Session D (Open to Classes)
Decolonizing the Classroom? Envisioning
the Possibilities
Dr. Piya Chatterjee, Dorothy
Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of
Gender and Women’s Studies;
Chair of the Feminist, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies Department at
Scripps College and her
collaborators will explore what it
might mean to decolonize
classroom spaces in ways that
meaningfully challenge separations
between community and the
educational institution.
Activist Student, Activist
Alumni: The Bridge Between
School and Community
Community Organizers
Ramla Sahid, Director
PANA (Partnership for the
Advancement of New
Americans), and Nohelia
Ramos, Director of
Community Organizing and
Civic Engagement, San
Diego Housing Federation.
Hermanos Unidos Brothers United
(HUBU) Workshop
Facilitators: Dr. Luis Perez and
Adrian Askerneese, M.S.,
Sessions 4
Session A (Open to Classes)
Session B (Open to Classes)
Session C (Open to Classes)
Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs
Panelists: David Kuhn, Film Producer and
Criminal Justice Director; William Lansdowne,
Retired San Diego Police Chief; Margaret
Dooley-Sammuli, Policy Director for the San
Diego ACLU; Dr. Joey Estrada, Department of
Counseling and School Psychology in the
College of Education at SDSU; Kevin Gossett,
M.A. English Department Faculty Member at
San Diego City College.
Moderator: Laura Castaneda, Radio, TV and
Film, San Diego City College
Social Justice 2.0: Nurturing Critical Digital Natives
Dr. Clifford Lee, St. Mary’s School of
Education, will lead a workshop that will
explore groundbreaking changes in
technology. He will share examples of
Culturally Relevant Computer Science
practices in school and out-of-school settings
with urban youth, and look at how
computational thinking practices can be
merged with critical literacy.
Acceleration and Engaging Student
Tom deWit, M.A., English
Professor Chabot College,
Acceleration in Context
Coordinator, Member of the
Umoja Governing Board.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Continued
7:00pm- 9:00pm
Evening Event: Taking A Stand City College/So Say We All VAMP (Visual/Audio Monologue Performance)
Friday, March 27, 2015
Registration/Continental Breakfast
Featured Speaker: Dr. Tyrone Howard, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA
Dr. Howard is the Faculty Director of Center X, the Founder and Director of the Black Male Institute, and a member of the Faculty
Advisory Committee for the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. He is the author of Why Race and Culture Matter in
Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. Best known for his scholarship on race, culture, and
education, Dr. Howard is one of the most renowned scholars on educational equity, the African American educational experience, and
urban schools. Dr. Howard will introduce his work in a presentation followed by a hands-on workshop.
Concurrent Sessions 1
Session A
Staff Working Together
(In development)
Session B (Open to Classes)
Labor Panel
(In development) to
include members of the
American Federation of
Teachers and other labor
Session C
Why Race and Culture Matter in
Workshop with Dr. Tyrone
Session D (Open to Classes)
Activism and Education in Mexico
Panel discussion focused on the
experiences of activism and academia
in solidarity with Ayotzinapa and and
other indigenous movements in
Mexico. Prof. Samuel Cielo Canales
and Prof. Martha Angélica Olivares
Díaz, Autonomous University of
Mexico City; Antonio Miguel Reyes
Váldez and José Luis Fernández
Flores, Communities San Francisco
Xochicuatla and Atenco.
Friday, March 27, 2015 Continued
Concurrent Sessions 2
Session A
Staff and Students
Working Together (In
Session B (Open to Classes)
A History of Black and Brown
Mychal Odom, Black Studies
Professor and Doctoral Student
in History, UCSD.
Session C
Why Race and Culture
Matter in Schools
Workshop with Dr.
Tyrone Howard.
Session D (Open to Classes)
Activism and Education in Mexico:
Scholars, students and activists from
Mexico in a dialogue with scholars,
students and activists from San Diego.
Lunch/Social Justice Student Organizations Fair
Dance Performances
Concurrent Sessions 3
Concurrent Sessions 5
Session A (Open to
Education and Social
Panel discussion with
members of the SDCC
Student Social Justice
Session B (Open to Classes)
Session C (Open to Classes)
Session D (Open to Classes)
Achieving Equity in Mathematics
Community-based Block (CBB) Adjunct Issues Panel (In
Kari Kokka, doctoral student in the
Program in Multicultural
Harvard Graduate School of
Counseling and Social Justice
Dr. Ian Duckles, AFT
Education, and Math Performance
Faculty Adjunct
Assessment Development and
Dr. Maria Nieto Senour,
Representative, and Abel
Research Associate at the Stanford
Department of Counseling
Macias former Academic
Center for Assessment, Learning, and
and School Psychology San Senate Adjunct Officer San
Equity (SCALE), will examine the
Diego State University, and Diego City College
challenges of achieving equity in
San Diego Community
mathematics courses through a social
College District Board
justice lens. Topics will include
strategies such as Performance Based
Assessment, Portfolio Presentations,
and Complex Instruction Groupwork.
Session A (Open to Classes)
Paper City
Documentary Screening of a new film on the School-to-prison Pipeline
Panelists: Akil Gibbons, Director and Producer for Paper City and Outreach Coordinator for The House I Live In; Marne Foster,
San Diego Unified School District Board President; Maria Nieto Senour, San Diego Community College District Board
Trustee; Tony McElroy, Retired Captain South Eastern Division San Diego Police; Ramla Sahid, Community Organizer and
Director PANA (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans); San Diego City College student Big June.
Optional Programming: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: Come learn about Tijuana workers’ struggles and working conditions
Hosted by the San Diego Maquiladora Workers’ Solidarity Network
Note: Citizens returning from Mexico should present a U.S. passport or other appropriate documentation. More
information is available on the U.S. State Department website: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into
the U.S. []
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