• Attallah College Dean Margaret Grogan and Donna Ford Attallah with youth artist standing in front of art at the 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit Youth Art exhibit in Chapman's Leatherby Libraries
  • Workshop presenters sitting at a table in front a slideshow at the 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit
  • Aerial picture of 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit lunch in the Chapman Attallah Piazza
Attallah College of Educational Studies

» 5th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit

collage of student art from the Ethnic Studies Summit 2018

Ethnic Studies Narratives: Situating the Personal as Political

Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit is a nonpartisan event designed to help shape the understanding and development of Ethnic Studies programs at Chapman University and beyond. The goal is to foster a dialogue and inform the public on the purpose and goal of Ethnic Studies.

Summit Highlights

  • Dialogue Circles
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Workshops for Teachers, Students, Youth, and Parents
  • Live Performances

This year, for our 5th convening, we confront the theme "Ethnic Studies Narratives: Situating the Personal as Political." Our intention is to spotlight current developments and advocacy in Ethnic Studies movements as well as narratives wholly and partly left out of the mainstream curriculum within California, specifically in our local K-12 districts. The Summit aims to hold spaces to grow understanding and advocacy around "the bias question" as a cultural and political reality systematically embedded within our school and social systems.

Event is free and open to the public.

Keynote Speaker

photo of Dr. Miguel Zavala

Dr. Miguel Zavala

California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Miguel Zavala is the Director of the California State University, Los Angeles Urban Learning Program, which serves more than 400 undergraduate and teacher credential candidates. Over the past 12 years Dr. Zavala has been supporting teachers as a teacher educator, has held leadership positions in the California Chapter for the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME), and has been engaged in community organizing, helping build teacher-led organizations in South Los Angeles. His research centers on the intersection of literacy, learning, and community organizing. His recent publications include Raza Struggle and the Movement for Ethnic Studies (with Peter Lang publishers), Rethinking Ethnic Studies (with Rethinking Schools), and forthcoming book entitled Transforming Teaching and Research for Ethnic Studies (co-authored with Christine Sleeter, published with Teachers College Press).

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Student Art Exhibition

In conjunction with the 5th Ann. Education & Ethnic Studies Summit, Leatherby Libraries will be hosting a special exhibition of artwork from local high school students.

Opening Reception: TBD

Location: TBD

Summit Program

Program is tentative and subject to change.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions,
the format of this event is yet to be determined.
Check back regularly for updates.

8:00 am
Registration, Breakfast, & Bonding

9:00 am
Welcome, Land Ceremony, & Interpretation

9:30 am
Opening Keynote
Dr. Miguel Zavala

10:30 am
Break

11:00 am
Session 1

12:45 pm
Lunch & Performances

1:30 pm
Session 2

2:45 pm
Session 3

4:05 pm
Closing, Awards, and Celebration

Spanish interpretation will be available.
Some workshops will be taught in Spanish.

Program is tentative and subject to change.