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Ithaca College's School of Music and the Department of Education are presenting a conference for students, faculty, educators, parents, and the local community:

"Creating Culturally Affirming Education for Students of Color: Integrating the Performing Arts and Academics"

This weekend: March 26-28

This is a very special opportunity to hear, learn from, and interact with national leaders, researchers, authors, and experts working to address this critical issue in K-12 education! All of the following keynote addresses are free and open to the public!

Friday, March 27
Hockett Recital Hall, Whalen Center

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Geneva Gay, University of Washington
"The Power and Practice of Culturally Responsive Teaching"

1:00-2:15 p.m.
Aaron Dworkin, president, Sphinx Organization
"Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Sphinx Organization and Classical Music"

6:00-7:15 p.m.
Gail Thompson, Claremont Graduate University
"Expect a Miracle: How Educators Can Help America's 'Stepchildren' Succeed in School and Life"

7:30-8:30 p.m.
Alejandro Jimenez, Hartford (Connecticut) Public Schools
" 'Spicy, Picante': Afro-Spanish-Caribbean Styles and Rhythms as a Part of the African Diaspora and Multiculturalism"
Performance/workshop featuring mariachi and Afro-Brazilian music

Saturday, March 28
Emerson Suites, Campus Center

9:00-10:15 a.m.
JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia
"Diverse Families, Welcoming Schools"

8:15 p.m.
High School Gospel Festival

For more detailed information about these speakers, their work, and other conference events, please go to the conference website:

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