Beyond Envisioning Equity: Situating Teacher of Color Voices

This virtual conference was held March 5-6, 2021

Beyond Envisioning Equity: Situating Teacher of Color Voices words surrounding diverse hands in a circleThis virtual conference was co-hosted by the K-State College of Education and the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA). The event highlighted leading voices in the field whose experiences, research, and professional insights shed light on policies and praxis that can inform our next steps toward educational equity.

This conference serves as a call to action. Now, more than ever, we must collaborate as researchers, policymakers, educators, and community members in transforming our educational systems to create asset-based learning spaces. The voices of teachers of color are needed to illuminate equity-focused conversations.

Schedule and Speakers

View Schedule and Voices from the Field

Attendees had the opportunity to see the premiere of “BESITOS,” the K-State College of Education’s documentary about its program that graduated more than 100 teachers of color who now serve and lead in schools across Kansas and beyond.

View the Besitos Documentary

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Conference Strands

Conference strands highlight key areas to be examined and discussed throughout the two-day event.

  • Intersectionality: Identity, Language, and Epistemologies
  • Higher Education Recruitment, Advising, and Retention
  • Recruiting, Inducting, Mentoring, and Retaining Teachers of Color
  • Preparing White Educators for Pedagogical Action
  • Education Policy

Beyond Envisioning Equity Conference Overview (PDF)

Beyond Envisioning Equity Conference Flyer (PDF)

Conference Questions