Thanks to enthusiastic requests from participants after our impactful 3-hour concurrent session at the 2019 conference, LJIST has been invited to present our Transformational Relationships workshop as a Pre-Conference Institute at the 2020 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE).

NCORE 2020

May 26 – 30, 2020

New York City, New York.

To participate in this workshop, you must register for the NCORE conference and select our pre-conference institute (#1128: Transformational Relationships: Shifting from Fear Toward Understanding). An additional registration fee is required for pre-conference institutes.

LJIST has also been accepted to present three concurrent sessions at the 2020 conference (no additional registration required):

Adultism: The Training Ground for All Other Oppressions

Thursday May 28, 2020: 8:30 – 9:45 am

It’s not a coincidence that every major global social movement has been led by young people and young adults. Little ones come into the world clear about injustice and believing they can make things right in the world. Adultism, the institutionalized mistreatment of young people. Adultism has lasting effects on our adult lives and capacity to end racism and other forms of oppression.

Debunking White Privilege: How White Privilege Reinforces Racism, Reifies White Supremacy, and Prevents White People from Giving up Dominance

Thursday May 28, 2020: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

While a privilege framework has increased awareness and created a shared language around “unearned advantages,” it is also counterproductively weaponized to “check” and shame people. Focusing on White Privilege, participants will discern what has been lumped into this concept as either a “Human Right,” which everyone would have in a just world or an “Entitlement,” which no one would. We will explore how “benefit” and “advantage” narratives reinforce the very system of dominance we seek to dismantle and how “privileges” are not only not benefits but come at a cost to non-target groups. 

Language Liberation: Inclusive Interpreting Practices for Disrupting and Healing from Language Oppression

Friday May 29, 2020: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Our birth language is how we know ourselves, community and the world. Each language brings distinct ways of seeing, understanding, and contributing to knowledge. Because of Language Oppression, a tool of colonization, genocide and imperialism, we lose 1 language every 14 days. If we don’t change course, by the end of the century 40-90% of the world’s indigenous languages will be replaced by English, Spanish or Mandarin—a loss of almost 2,000 languages and ways of knowing. During this workshop, participants will learn the difference between Language Justice and Language Liberation; understand how Language Oppression impacts us all and begin to heal from it; and practice some radical tools for personally interrupting Language Oppression as well as its impact in monolingual and multilingual spaces alike.

Our team is excited to share these frameworks and methodologies with the NCORE community. We look forward to seeing you in New York City!