2017 Conference

2017 Conference Information

Insisting on Equity...

Featuring a variety of workshops by local presenters, as well as a book signing, keynote presentation, and question/answer session by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Dr. Tatum is a nationally recognized presenter on racial issues and author of the critically acclaimed book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race.

Registration is priced between $40-$50 to allow multiple folks from the same organization to attend and plan together. Breakfast & lunch are included in the fee as well.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Washington Technology Magnet

1495 Rice Street

Saint Paul, MN 55117

Conference Flyer

More information about Dr. Tatum:

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of race, focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Dr. Tatum also served as the ninth president of Spelman College, the oldest historically black women’s college in the United States. Her critically acclaimed book, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, will be released again as a special 20th anniversary edition in September. Since its original publication in 1997, the book has been listed on the Independent Bookstore Bestseller list and was selected as the multicultural book of the year in 1998 by the National Association of Multicultural Education. The New York Times recommended the book as required reading for private school teachers and administrators in the greater New York area who were dealing with issues of race and class. Dr. Tatum is also the author of Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987) and has published widely in social science and education journals. In May 2007, Dr. Tatum released Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation.