"Dismantling Fronteras through Multicultural Education" was the theme of the recent 24th annual NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) conference held in Tucson, Arizona. The gathering brought together over 300 educators from elementary schools, high schools and universities who are committed to educating for empowerment and social justice. SEED presented a session on "Curriculum as Window and Mirror," a concept first developed by Co-director Emily Style to show how students need to see their own stories, as well as those of others, throughout their education.
One of the things I love most about SEED is its power to generate powerful and challenging conversations among seemingly disparate individuals. Similarly, there is something incredibly empowering about joining with thousands of others publicly for a cause that has implications for everyone on the planet â as I did last month.