Since our first Race & Pedagogy National Conference (RPNC) in 2006, every four years, the Race & Pedagogy Institute has welcomed 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.
The past four conferences have been successfully planned by the Race & Pedagogy Leadership Team and our Community Partner’s Forum, in addition to other campus partners. RPNC hosts Plenary sessions, Spotlight Sessions, and many Concurrent Sessions that discuss a wide range of topics and engage race and education from various disciplines and perspectives. Through partnerships with Tacoma Public Schools and Chief Leschi Schools, each conference since 2010 has also included a day-long Youth Summit, where South Sound students come to campus to discuss racial equity and social justice.


Browse Past Conferences

  • 2006: In The Race for Education, Why Are So Many Left Behind? 
  • 2010: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Danger and Opportunity in Our Critical Moment
  • 2014: What NOW is the Work of Education and Justice?: Mapping a New Critical Conscience
  • 2018: Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation