Intentional Activism: Leadership, Literacy and Social Justice
Thursday, November 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott – Oxnard, CA
600 E Esplanade Dr,
Oxnard, CA 93036
This Social Justice and Equity Institute will help participants explore the meaning of social justice and examine how leadership and literacy impact education and in society in general. Participants will be encouraged to examine the inequities that play out in schools and collaborate to find effective ways to create more equitable institutions that serve all students.
Dr. Kenneth R. Magdaleno is the Founder/CEO of the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR), a nonprofit active in the Central Valley and throughout the state of California whose primary goals are the development of Social Justice educational leaders, the development of leaders of color through mentoring, addressing inequities in school discipline and researching the impact of positive leadership models on underrepresented groups. Dr. Magdaleno most recently served as Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno and has also served the students of California as an elementary school principal, middle school teacher, assistant principal and principal, high school teacher, coach, and guidance counselor in addition to his role as a professor at Fresno State. His published works include Factors Impeding the Social and Academic Progress of African American Males in Foster Care; Educational Leaders and the Acknowledgement Gap (Journal of School Leadership, 2015), Equation for Access (Cabinet Support +Staff Mentorship) = A Leadership Pipeline (International Mentoring Association, 2014 with Dr. Cynthia Teniente – Matson) and Mentoring Latina and Latino Leaders in Keeping and Improving Tomorrow’s School Leaders (Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2010). His primary research interests are areas of critical race theory, social justice, leadership mentoring and developing educational leaders of color.
Gilberto Q. Conchas obtained a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Professor of Educational Policy and Social Context at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to UCI, Dr. Conchas was a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Conchas is an expert on qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on case study methodology. Conchas’ research focuses on inequality with an emphasis on urban communities and schools. Numerous scholarly journals have published his work. He is the author of seven books, including The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth, Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of School Culture to Engage Youth, StreetSmart SchoolSmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Boys of Color, and Cracks in the Schoolyard—Confronting Latino Educational Inequality. Dr. Conchas has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, University of Washington, University of Barcelona, Spain, and the University of California, Santa Barbara and Berkeley.