UNH Hosts Conference on Teaching Race

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

October 22, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - A conference on race and education will be held at the University of New Hampshire Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.

“Teaching Race: Race, Culture and Power in the Educational Process” will bring together teachers, university faculty and students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building's Strafford Room. Educators and members of the public are invited to participate in the daylong conference. There is no fee. To register or for more information, call (603) 862-1058.

Featured presenters include Marcelo Suarez-Orozco from Harvard University, who will discuss how the structure of high school educates children, including immigrants, to think of themselves in terms of a hierarchy of race, and UNH Professor of Education Todd DeMitchell, who will talk about the unequal access to educational opportunities and the continuing need for affirmative action.