This multidisciplinary conference is organized by the Johnson County Disproportionate Minory Contact Committee.
The keynote speaker is former Iowa educator and renowned anti-racism activist, Jane Elliott. Ms. Elliott will explore the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism and the responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and eliminating them from our environment and ourselves.
Afternoon sessions will include panels and breakout sessions addressing the disproportionate minority contact in preschool and K-12 education, the juvenilejustice system, and social work practitioners. Tickets are $25 for early bird registrations now to March 11th and $35 for late registration after March 12th.
Co-sponsors include the Casey Family Programs, the University of Iowa College of Education, and the University of Iowa School of Social Work, the City of Iowa City, St. Ambrose Univeristy, UI Public Policy Center, Johnson County Social Services, and the Iowa City School District.
More information is available here.