Upcoming speaking engagements:

  • Check back in August for fall speaking events.

Past engagements:


Decolonizing Family Stories: A Joint Reading (with L. Dunlap). Oakland, CA

Imagining Global Equity and Justice. Keynote address. World Coalition for Equity and Diversity in Education. Seoul, South Korea.

Ethnic Studies Mini-Institute workshop (with Curtis Acosta). Santa Rosa City Schools, CA.

Critical multicultural education: Coming full circle. Keynote and workshop. Multicultural Education Conference, Sacramento State University.

Panelist: Legacy of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Legacy Conference for Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Workshop on Scaffolding Difficult Conversations. College of Education, Portland State University.

Critical race theory and the whiteness of teacher education. Seminar with faculty, University of Bergen, Norway.


The US Experience of curriculum transformation through ethnic studies (Keynote address). II Seminario sobre Educación Intercultural y Derechos Humanos. Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain.

Beyond multiculturalism: Imagining educational justice for a pluralistic society. (Invited lecture). Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

Meeting Diversity Demands and Cultural Practices in Higher Education (Invited lecture). University of Missouri, Columbia.

Critical family history and fiction. (Public lecture). University of Missouri, Columbia.

Where are we with Multicultural Education: A critical race analysis (Keynote address)College of Education, Portland State University.

Education for Social Justice: Whose Knowledge to Teach (keynote address). 8th International Conference on Intercultural Education, Almería, Spain.

The Inheritance book launch. California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA.

A Framework to Improve Teaching in Multicultural Contexts. IV International Forum on Teacher Education. Kazan Federal University. Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Multicultural Programming in New Mexico. American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.

Whiteness in higher education. Equity Training Series, Skyline College, CA.

Community, cultural responsiveness, and social justice teaching. Workshop. Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.

Critical family history. Public lecture. Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

Designing lessons for a culturally relevant curriculum. Invited seminar speaker for TeachingWorks, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Los estudios étnicos y la justicia social: Hacía una transformación en la pedagogía. Keynote address. I Seminario Internacional en Educación con Justicia Social. Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.

The ethnic studies challenge to the social studies curriculum. Keynote panel, CUFA 2017 Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Ethnic studies as a movement for equity. Intensive Institute. Annual conference of the Colorado chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Thornton, CO.

Why ethnic studies and critical race theory matter for education. Keynote address, 14th Annual Diversity Symposium, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

Culturally Responsive Teaching. Workshop, sponsored by the Culturally Responsive Institute of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD.

Relational and Community-based Teaching and Teacher Education. Keynote address, University of South Dakota Culturally Responsive Institute, Vermillion, SD.

Critical ethnic studies and the question of whose knowledge to teach. Korean Association for Multicultural Education, Seoul, South Korea.

Writing fiction for social transformation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Ethnic studies and White teachers. Keynote address, Education & Ethnic Studies Summit. Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Curriculum and pedagogy for new majorities. Invited lecture. Penn State University, Berks Campus, Reading, PA.

Creating and defending multicultural and ethnic studies curriculum for all our students. Keynote address, All People Celebrate Ethnic Studies Today and Tomorrow. Pioneer High School, Woodland, CA.

White Bread: Family history, identity, and teaching in multicultural America. Invited talk. Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA.  

Curriculum for the New Majority. Speaker. Third International UUA Women’s Convocation, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

The Case for Relational and Community Based Teacher Education. Distinguished Educator Lecture, Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.


Critical Family History, Workshop. National Association for Multicultural Education, Cleveland, OH.

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Higher Education, Keynote address. Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Ethnic Studies and Curriculum. Invited presentation. National Conference on Factors of Poor Learning: Challenges, Opportunities, and Practices for Learning Improvement in Socially Diverse Elementary Schools of India. Delhi, India.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Ethnic Studies, and the Decolonization of Education. Keynote Address, Summer Institute for Culturally Responsive Education. Tucson, AZ

Critical Family History workshop. Summer Institute for Culturally Responsive Education. Tucson, AZ.

El uso de saberes y aprendizajes no escolares con estudiantes de comunidades vulnerables: Apoyo para los profesores noveles, Keynote address. V Congreso Internacional sobre el Profesorado Principiante y la Inducción a la Docencia. República Dominicana.

Ethnic Studies Pedagogy. Keynote address, Curriculum & Resource Fair, California State University Monterey Bay.

Critical Race Theory and the Whiteness of Teacher Education. American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Situating Oneself within a Critical Multicultural History. DeGarmo Invited Lecture, Society of Professors of Education. Washington D.C.

Inclusion or Transformation? Keeping an Eye on the Big Picture. Keynote address, 2016 Education Summit on Challenging Myths of Diversity and Inclusion. Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Critical Family History as a Tool for Confronting Social Justice Issues. University of South Florida Diversity Lecture Series, Tampa, FL.

The Imperative of Critical Multicultural Education. Keynote. Florida NAME Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

White Bread: Critical family history and a white teacher’s journey. UCLA Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA.

White Fear and the Struggle for Multicultural Education. Keynote, Fifth Annual Conference of the California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Arcata, CA.


Cross-cultural Dialog in the Classroom. Keynote, Fourth Annual Educators of International Students in Maine Symposium. Orono, ME

Reclaiming Democracy by Awakening Historical Memory. Keynote, 39th Bilingual Education Conference, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX

Ethnic Studies Research Matters. Power in the classroom: teaching ethnic studies. California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA.

Critical Family History Intensive Institute, National Association for Multicultural Education, New Orleans, CA

Conversation with Author: White Bread. National Association for Multicultural Education, New Orleans, CA

White Bread book reading. Networking Aloud. Old Capitol Books, Monterey, CA

Cultivating our students as producers and holders of knowledge. Address to the faculty. New Mexico Highlands University. Las Vegas, NM

Critical family history. Workshop, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.

Diversifying the teacher workforce. Students of Color Research Group Colloquium, University of California Santa Cruz

Multicultural curriculum and critical family history. Keynote address at the 9th Annual Korean Association for Multicultural Education, Seoul, Korea.

Excellence and equity require cultural competence. Public address at Elon University, North Carolina.

Critical multiculturalism. Nordic Educational Research Association, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Critical race theory and diversifying the teacher workforce. Nordic Educational Research Association, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Culturally responsive teaching in higher education (faculty workshop), and Becoming a culturally competent teacher (public address). Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

Culturally responsive teaching. Teacher workshop for the Center for Culturally Responsive Practices, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

Confronting neoliberalism. Dialog with Kevin Kumashiro, Mills Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships, Oakland, CA

Diversifying the Teaching Force. Workshop at the California chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, San Diego, CA.


Raising Public Consciousness through Creative Writing, Workshop. 20th Annual Multicultural Education Conference, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.

Critical Family History as a Tool for Confronting Today’s Social Justice Issues. Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Future of Teacher Education in an Increasingly Diverse Society. Public Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens.

Aprendiendo Prácticas Pedagógicas que Promuevan la Justicia Social. VI Congreso Iberoamericano de Pedagogía, Santiago, Chile

Confronting Neoliberalism: Classroom Practice and Social Justice Teaching. Colloquium, University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Confronting Neoliberalism: Classroom Practice and Social Justice Teaching. Distinguished Visitor Public Lecture, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Critical Family History as a Tool to Deconstruct Whiteness. Seminar, Te Puna Wananga, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Confronting Neoliberalism: Classroom Practice and Social Justice Teaching. Couper Lecture, State University of New York Binghamton, NY.

Transforming Higher Education for the New Majority. Diablo Valley College, San Ramon, CA.

Prácticas Pedagógicas que Promuevan la Justicia Social. Primera Conferencia Internacional para Profesores Novatos. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.


Toward an Ethnic Studies Pedagogy, with A. Tintiangco-Cubales, J. Sacramento, R. Rangnath, R. Kohli, & N. Henning. National Association for Multicultural Education, Oakland, CA.

Creating Solidarity for Education Across Diverse Communities. Keynote, International Association for Intercultural Education, Zagreb, Croatia.

Hacia un Programa de Investigación de la Formación Profesional para las Políticas y la Práctica. Programa 2 Reunion del Consejo de los Decanos, Universidad Católica de Temuco, Temuco, Chile.

Taking notice: Toward teacher education research that informs policy and practice. Keynote, Australian Teacher Education Association, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Teaching toward Freedom. Keynote, Barbara Sizemore Urban Education Initiative, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Teaching for Equity in Multicultural Classrooms. Keynote, Korean Association for Multicultural Education, Seoul, Korea.

Multicultural Education for Citizenship in a Context of Neoliberalism, Conference on Intercultural Counseling and Education in the Global World, Verona, Italy.

Transforming Higher Education for the Diverse New Majority, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas

Rethinking Multicultural Education, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Confronting neoliberalism: Classroom practice and social justice teaching. Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.

Preparing teachers and leaders for multicultural social justice teaching, Workshop. Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 


Critical family history as a teaching tool. National Association for Multicultural Education. Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching for equity in diverse classrooms. Conference on Multicultural Education and Education of Disadvantaged Students. National Chia-yi University, Taiwan.

Inheriting footholds and cushions: Family legacies and institutional racism. Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Teaching for equity and social justice in an era of standardization. Eighteenth annual Multicultural Education Conference, SUNY New Paltz, NY.

Yes, even chemistry! Adapting your curriculum and teaching methods for multicultural education. Seventeenth annual New England Conference on Multicultural Education, Hartford, CT.

El aprendizaje basado en la comunidad. Pontificia Universidad Católica Valparaíso,Viña del Mar, Chile. 

Multicultural education and relationship-based professional development. Korean Association for Multicultural Education, Seoul, Korea.

Pedagogies of inclusion in teacher education: International perspectives. Chinju Multicultural Education Conference, Chinju National University of Education, Korea.

Learning to build a better world. Fifth Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice. New Paltz, NY.

The academic and social value of ethnic studies. American Educational Education Research Association, Vancouver, B. C.

Nurturing intellectual work where you might not always expect to find it. Ninth Annual Mogensen Education Lecture, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, WI.

Multicultural education and culturally responsive pedagogy. Greater Eau Claire Area School District, Eau Claire, WI.

Learning to build a better world: Classroom practice, student learning, and social justice teaching. Annual Frontier Center for Urban Education Lecture, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.

Dialogue: Experiences, reflections and claims on social justice in intercultural education. International Association for Intercultural Education. Xalapa, Mexico. 

Teaching and leading for equity. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; University of Western Ontario; and Peel School District Conference on Understanding Equity and Engagement. Ontario, Canada.