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UNM Welcomes Dr. Augustine Romero Head of Multicultural Curriculum, Architect of Mexican - American Studies Banned in Tucson, Arizona

A Public Forum with Dr. Augustine Romero will be held to discuss the forcefully banned and later reinstated Mexican-American Studies Curriculum in Tucson, Arizona.

When
Mar 24, 2014
from 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where UNM School of Law, Room 2401
Contact Name Magdalena Dathe
Contact Phone (505) 228-7632
Attendees Dr. Augustine Romero
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WHO: The forum is sponsored by the UNM Mexican American Law School Association (MALSA), The Latino Education Task Force, the Albuquerque Public School District, the Hispano/Latino Academic Achievement Committee (HLAAC), UNM Health Science Center, UNM Graduate students from EDUC 552 and EDUC 590, and UNM Community Engagement Center.

Dr. Augustine Romero: Dr. Romero is Tucson Unified School District’s Director of the Department of Multicultural Curriculum, Co-Founder of the Social Justice Education Project, and the Architect and Founder of TUSD’s Mexican American Studies Program.  Dr. Romero created the Critical Compassionate Intellectualism Model of Transformative Education. This model has led to extraordinarily higher levels of academic achievement, graduation rates, and college matriculation at astounding rates for its students.  The curriculum has been recognized internationally as a model of effective transformative education.

Dr. Romero has been a keynote speaker in over 80 U.S.  and international conferences and lecture series, and his internationally recognized research has been featured in numerous academic and media publications.  His book Raza Studies: The Public Option for Education Revolution was released in February of 2014.  Dr. Romero has served on numerous advisory board including: Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano Latino Advisory Board; American Civil Liberties Union – State of Arizona; Civil Rights Chair, The League of United Latin American Citizens, State of Arizona; City of Tucson’s Public, Education and Government Task Force; the University of Arizona College of Education’s Professional Preparation Board; and Pima County’s Redistricting Commission.

A panel discussion will be delivered with community members, educators and legislators who are currently working on related issues of curriculum development addressing the schooling mechanism for Students of Color and other underrepresented  communities.  The panel will address the overall concerns with the banned of Ethnic Studies in Tucson, Arizona.  For more information on this case please see http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/precious-knowledge/ .

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