Welcome to the Minnesota chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (MN-NAME). We are a non-profit organization comprised of educators, activists, parents, non-profit folks, and others committed to equity, social justice, and multicultural education.

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Camangian

Patrick Camangian is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He began his teaching career at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles Unified School in 1999 and was awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body.  His  teacher training practices are uniquely woven from his personal experience as a student, a  public school teacher,  as well as his years of research and work with a broad range of urban school districts. Patrick currently volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District teaching high school English.  He is also a founding member of California's People’s Education Movement, the Teaching Excellence Network, and serves as an advisory board member for the Education for Liberation Network. Patrick’s knowledge and passion for engaging underserved youth, and also for inspiring educators, will be a great way to kick off this year’s MN-NAME conference.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date!
MN-NAME Equity Conference
October 24th, 2015
Check-in and breakfast: 8:30am 
Conference: 9:00am to 3:00pm
St. Paul, MN

Registration closed, see you Saturday!!

Thank you to our sponsors!

The following organizations generously sponsored this year’s conference:
  • Office of Equity, St. Paul Public Schools
  • Hamline University
  • University of St. Thomas
  • School of Urban Education, Metropolitan State University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
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PAST Events

Learn more about our past events by clicking HERE 


As a chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, MN-NAME has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable, benevolent, literary, cultural, and educational purposes, including but not limited to: advancing a philosophy of inclusivity that embraces the basic tenets of cultural pluralism; promoting cultural and ethnic diversity as a regional, national, and global strength; fostering equity and justice for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, sex, gender, (dis)ability, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status; promoting professional and social exchanges between people from all academic disciplines and diverse educational institutions and occupations who advocate for multicultural education; and representing and addressing the needs of the multicultural education community.

MN-NAME is dedicated to ensuring the full academic potential of every learner by 1) fostering a network through which educators and other supporters of multicultural education can share knowledge and resources; 2) providing and supporting educational opportunities that facilitate professional growth and critical consciousness in educators and the wider community; and 3) advocating for educational equity and social justice.