Friday, October 28, 2011

Becoming Biliterate- BMED Conference


Becoming BILITERATE AGAINST THE ODDS : A Cause for Celebration:---  Nov. 5, 2011.
                  The entire Sacramento community is invited to attend the 18th Annual Multicultural Education Conference at Sacramento State University, Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm in the University Union, Sacramento State.  Admission and parking (in Structure II) is free.
                  The keynote speaker is Dr. María de la Luz Reyes, author of Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds.  At the 9:00 am keynote address Dr. Reyes will explain why growing up bilingual in America should be a cause for celebration.  The success of today’s Latino educational professionals dispels the “at risk” myth regarding native languages, suggesting that knowledge of Spanish supports English literacy while emboldening resistance English-only ideologies.

                  The Bilingual Multicultural Education Department (BMED) from Sac State sponsors this annual conference as an opportunity for Sac State faculty and educators to join forces with community members across the region to support bilingual and multicultural education in Sacramento K-16 public schools.  We invite all students, alumni, teachers, parents, professionals and anyone interested to join us in this morning with Dr. Reyes, followed by smaller breakout sessions presented by faculty, teachers and students.
                  For more information, please contact Dr. Maggie Beddow, Conference Chair at beddow@csus.edu   or the College of Education BMED office: (916) 278-5942.  See also the electronic  flier at: Against the Odds, http://edweb.csus.edu/bmed/conference/2011/bmedConf18_letter20110909.pdf
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