We have compiled a list of events and other resources to assist campus members in preparing for the 2018 conference. Some are open to all campus members, while others are dedicated to either, Faculty, Staff or Students separately.

All Campus

  • All campus Q&A session about the conference is Friday, September 7th from 12noon to 1 pm in the Rotunda.
  • Thompson Science and Math Seminar on science and race by historian of science John P. Jackson on Thursday, September 27th at 4 pm in Thompson 197.
  • Explore a library guide created by Lori Ricigliano where you can find readings by conference keynote speakers and links to information about conference exhibits in the library: Library Guide for RPNC 2018
  • Explore a collection of Personal and Professional Resources and Recommendations compiled for PreK-12 Educators.
  • Read articles published electronically in the Race & Pedagogy Journal.
  • Peruse an upcoming joint publication by Wetlands, Blck Ice, Crosscurrents, and Elements featuring archived and new writing, interviews, and art by students on the theme of race.
  • If you want to serve as a general volunteer for the conference, you can learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up here to volunteer, or contact Skylar Marston-Bihl at abihl@pugetsound.edu.
  • Watch a short video about the conference (forthcoming).


  • Attend a “Wednesday at 4” session in the CWLT on September 12th: Re-Imagining Teaching and Learning for the Race & Pedagogy National Conference.
  • Click here for a sample of a writing assignment created by Tim Beyer to help students process what they are learning at the conference.


  • Attend the staff monthly Lunch & Learn: Race Matters on Wednesday, August 29, 12noon-1pm, Collins Libary McCormick Room
  • Staff engagement at the conference is important to the university and us. Click here to view the guidelines for staff engagement.


  • Attend a workshop on poster-making in the CWLT on Wednesday, September 12th, from 12-1 pm to fine-tune their posters. Presenters can also make appointments with writing advisors who have experience with poster-making.
  • Join the Student Association of the Race & Pedagogy Institute (SARPI) -- an ASUPS club launched in spring 2018 that promotes RPI's programs and mission, coordinates events for Puget Sound students and is a partner in the planning of the 2018 Youth Summit. To join SARPI, email SARPI@pugetsound.edu.
  • On Friday, September 28, there will be a Youth Summit for local middle and high school students during the conference. Puget Sound students are working with local community partners to plan and facilitate the event. To volunteer as a facilitator for the Youth Summit, contact SARPI President Kaity Calhoun at kcalhoun@pugetsound.edu.
  • What to Expect at the Conference: check out this document about what you can expect from the conference and how best to engage with it.
  • Drop into an RPI-themed Button-Making event in the Library Makerspace on Wednesday, September 5th, from 1-4 pm.
  • Take a course (now or in the future) where you can learn and think critically about race. Some examples are AFAM 399: Public Scholarship; CLSC 305: Race and Ethnicity in the Ancient World; and STS 324: Science and Race: A History.

Do you have a resource?

Do you have an event that aligns with RPNC 2018 that you would like to be considered as a part of our resources? Do you have a mock assignment for the conference that you think would assist fellow faculty? Are you a student group interested in supporting the conference prior to the 27th? Please contact the chair of the RPNC Campus Engagement Committee, Carolyn Weisz, at cweisz@pugetsound.edu.