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Date: July 13-17, 2015
Location: Downtown Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution
Speakers (current roster):
Jane Bolgatz, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of social studies education in the Division of Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Bolgatz is the author of Talking Race in the Classroom.
Erica Corbin - Erica Corbin is a dedicated and proven community leader with a talent for building inclusive and welcoming independent school environments and improving communication with multiple constituent groups. Erica works closely with students, parents, alumni, and all faculty and staff members at Collegiate School, a single-gender K-12 independent school on New York City’s Upper West Side. As Director of Community Life, she coordinates the school’s initiatives around diversity and community service.
Hawah Kasat - Hawah is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor and community organizer. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 28 countries in the past 10 years to facilitate interactive workshops, dialogues, perform poetry, teach yoga, and speak with those interested in creating a caring, sustainable, and equitable world.
Melanie Killen, Ph.D. - Melanie Killen is the Associate Director for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture at the University of Maryland. Dr. Killen’s research areas of expertise include children’s and adolescents’ social and moral reasoning, peer relationships, inclusion and exclusion, intergroup relationships and attitudes, prejudice and bias, gender roles, social development, social competence, theory of mind, and the role of school environments on child and adolescent development.