2006 National Conference

The University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) hosted a conference on Race and Pedagogy on Sept. 14-16, 2006. The conference brought together scholars, teachers, and students as well as community partners to discuss the pedagogical implications of race in higher education, particularly but not exclusively in institutions and programs oriented towards a liberal education in the arts and sciences. Refining, extending, and questioning our understanding of the pedagogical implications of race is critical if we are to improve the racial-cultural experiences of all our students and prepare our students for citizenship and leadership in a diverse world where race continues to matter.

Professor Cornel West spoke at the university on September 14, just before the conference began, as the Susan Resneck Pierce Lecturer in Public Affairs and the Arts. For more more on West's lecture, see the press release on the conference and lecture.

Plenary Speakers

Lucius Turner OutlawLucius Turner Outlaw
"Educating for Ignorance: Race and Social Ordering"

Friday 9/15/06
11:30 a.m. - 1p.m.


Beverly Daniel TatumBeverly Daniel Tatum
"Connecting the Dots: Race, Expectations, and Achievement"

Friday 9/15/06
4 - 5:15 p.m.


Robert P. MosesRobert P. Moses
"Quality Public Education as a Civil Right"

Saturday 9/16/06
10:45 a.m. - Noon


 Sponsored by University of Puget Sound, The Boeing Company, Comcast, Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Pierce County Community Services, Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, Museum of Glass, Federal Way Public Schools, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Art Museum, Weyerhaeuser Company Diversity Office, Washington State History Museum, YWCA Pierce County, Race Ethnicity & Education (Routledge; Taylor & Francis), Port of Tacoma, Fair Housing, Foresight Consultants, Johnson Family Practice, and Tacoma Housing Authority.