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2022 Jumpstart Virtual Conference

Posted by on Friday, January 28, 2022 in RRJ Events.

SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Jumpstart Virtual Conference

Racial Justice Work in the Midst of Policies and Practices Designed to Maintain Inequity 

Hosted by the Initiative for Race Research and Justice

Date: Monday, August 1st, 9:00am-4:00pm CST

Registration Fee: $20 Admission, $10 Undergraduate/Graduate Students

(Complimentary Book Included) 

*Can’t attend the event but still want to support RRJ?

Make a donation to our initiative by clicking here – scroll to the bottom, select “Other or Additional Allocations” and type “Race Research & Justice Center” – we thank you!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Cheryl E. Matias was recently awarded the 2020 Mid-Career Award for her work on racial justice in teacher education at the premier organization, American Educational Research Association. She is a full professor and Director of Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on race and ethnic studies in education with a theoretical focus on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical pedagogy and feminism of color. Specifically, she uses a feminist of color approach to deconstruct the emotionality of whiteness in urban teacher education and how it impacts urban education. Her other research interest is on motherscholarship and supporting women of color and motherscholars in the academy.



Dr. D-L Stewart is Professor and Chair of the Higher Education Department in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. Dr. Stewart has served as an ACPA Senior Scholar and is now the 2022 Past President for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Stewart’s scholarship focuses on issues of race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender, religion, faith, and spirituality, as well as teaching, and service to professional organizations and institutions across the nation.



Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today. Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has appeared in leading academic journals and books, including Research in the Teaching of English, Urban Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Language Arts, and Written Communication. She brings expertise, having served as a middle school teacher, literacy specialist, school district administrator, and school board president. She works with teachers, leaders, parents, and youth across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally and historically responsive instruction.


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