2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference

2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference

Join the Race & Pedagogy Institute at the University of Puget Sound September 27 - 29, 2018 for its fourth quadrennial Race & Pedagogy National Conference. This year's theme is "Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation."

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Race & Pedagogy National Conference

Sept. 27–29, 2018

Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation

Every four years, the University of Puget Sound and the Race & Pedagogy Institute welcome more than 2,000 local, regional, national, and international participants to engage issues of race and to discuss the impact of race on education. Each conference builds on the success of the last and contributes new perspectives to the conversation.  Join us, September 27 - 29, 2018, to explore the theme Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation.  Major sub-themes are: Rupturing the Logics of Domination: Urgencies in the Project of Justice; Undoing Miseducation: Reclaiming and Rewriting Narratives of Liberation; and Radical Transformations: New Publics, New Social Contracts.

The Conference will include Keynote, Spotlight, and Concurrent sessions.  Conversation Spaces will be built into the program to multiply opportunities for more informal interactions among attendees around selected topics drawn from the formal sessions. As part of the Institute’s commitment to understanding the arts as public pedagogy, the fine and performing arts will speak, in campus and community spaces, to the trauma and costly yields of entering the archives of painful histories of dehumanization and internment; to the similarly and differently turbulent and violent crossings through which migrations, genocide and enslavement have been wrought; to Tacoma’s own struggles for justice over the course of many years.  The Conference will also feature a Youth Summit for middle and high school students built on the Institute’s engagement with Washington State public schools.  In addition, a conference strand designed by PreK-12 educators will focus on Unlearning Racism and wrestling with issues of representation, curriculum, and pedagogy in public schools and teacher preparation. 

Clock hours and professional development credits will be available for local statewide educators.  Conference participants will have access to a digital program platform that will serve as a guide for choosing and moving through the Conference program to craft a rich educational experience and for making connections with other attendees.


Registration - Open!     REGISTER NOW!

Registration for the fourth quadrennial Race & Pedagogy National Conference, September 27-29, 2018, is open.  The full registration at early-bird rate will be $350 (available until August 2018), and then it will be $400; single day (either Friday only or Saturday only) registration will be $250.  The group rate for 10 persons is $2500 and $250 for each person beyond the first ten.  The student rate for non-Puget Sound students is $250 for the full conference.

Scholarship funds are available. This enacts a main tenet of the Race & Pedagogy Institute that registration cost should not be a barrier to conference engagement, and thus significant work is being done to raise funds. The scholarship process will be available on this website in mid-July.

To be notified of conference updates and other Race & Pedagogy Institute happenings, please send email to raceandpedagogy@pugetsound.edu with Add to Mailing List in the Subject line.


Call for Proposals - Closed, Friday, March 9, 2018

Proposals were due via online submission form by Friday, March 9, 2018.  Thank you for your submissions, Race & Pedagogy Institute will notify you of your proposal status by May 18, 2018.

Race & Pedagogy Institute staff is eager to assist you with questions about the Conference and submission process. Send your questions via e-mail to raceandpedagogy@pugetsound.edu or telephone 253.879.2435.

Call for Proposals    Submission Guidelines   

Call for Student Posters - Closed, Friday, May 25, 2018

The Race & Pedagogy Institute invited students, at all levels and across all disciplines, to present work at the 2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference.  

Student Poster Guidelines