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Anti-Racism and Multiculturalism Across the Curriculum


May 23 - 27, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NDSU STEM Building, room TBA
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The Anti-Racism and Multiculturalism Across the Curriculum (ARMAC) workshop is intended to provide a thorough analysis of anti-racism/multiculturalism to workshop attendees. With a focus on the systemic nature of racism, we will go beyond merely understanding how racism impacts individuals by looking at the very nature of how systems and institutions have traditionally been developed to support the continued advantage of those who hold power in our society.

Grounded in that analysis, participants will then be led through the process of infusing anti-racism awareness and approaches into the development or redevelopment of a course. Participants are asked to bring a specific course syllabus to the institute and will leave with tools and recommendations for course revision to achieve goals of dismanteling racism.

The syllabus redesign project will provide instructors with:

  • a class that better serves their students as a whole,
  • special techniques and content to add to their teaching,
  • curriculum that allows students to see themselves in it,
  • exposure to hidden messages in how we teach, and
  • an extended knowledge base and voice.

All NDSU faculty, lecturers, adjunct instructors, and graduate teaching assistants are invited to apply to attend this workshop. The thirty applicants chosen for the training workshop will receive a $250 stipend for attending the workshop and completing a syllabus design or redesign.


Victor Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Victor Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a nationally known anti-racist consultant and diversity trainer. His area of expertise is the racialization of Latino identity in the U.S. and the Caribbean and its impact on political behavior and education. He is also an anti-colonial activist and public intellectual. He received a B.A. in History at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, and a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Comparative Culture with an emphasis in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity at the University of California at Irvine.

A Professor and former Chair of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). At CSULB he teaches courses in social inequality: Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities, Chicano/Latino Politics, and on Identity Assimilation in Chicano and Latino Life, The Ethnic Experience, Latino Transnational Experience in the Caribbean: Empire, Reform and Revolution (includes a field experience in Cuba, Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico) and Latino Population in the United States.

He has previously taught courses at the University of California, Irvine, Concordia University, Irvine and at Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. His work has been published in English and in Spanish in academic journals in the U.S., Colombia and Spain. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, and Spanish publications in Colombia and Puerto Rico. His most recent articles were published in ACADEME: Magazine of the American Association of University Professors on neo-liberalism and higher education in Puerto Rico (2011) and in Counterpunch, NBC Latino and Monthly Review on Puerto Rico’s colonial and economic crisis (2014).  The revised edition of his book Latino Politics in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in the Mexican American and Puerto Rican Experience (Kendall-Hunt) was published on June 2012. His most recent publication is he served as Editor of Hispanic American leadership: A Reference Guide, Mission Bell Media, 2015.

Raúl Quiñones Rosado, Ph.D.

Founder and Principal of cambio-INTEGRAL, a liberation psychologist, social justice educator, author and life & leadership coach. Through workshops, courses and coaching based on the consciousness-in-action approach, Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, Ph.D. supports personal and professional development, authentic leadership and community organizing for social transformation.

For more than thirty years, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has been committed to personal growth and social change, work that has focused on psychosocial development, Latino identity and empowerment, antiracist community organizing, and anti-oppression cultural transformation. His current work includes training and coaching social justice workers, helping professionals and others committed to creating positive change in the world.

Dr. Quiñones-Rosado holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. He has been trained in multicultural organizational development, as well as in NLP and Psychosynthesis counseling and coaching. His education and training is grounded in a lifetime’s work in communities-of-struggle and by a personal practice that includes meditation, health, art and journaling.

Emily Drew, Ph.D

Emily Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, education, Black Lives Matter and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with the goal of helping to illuminate more effective strategies for interrupting systemic inequality. Drew is a trainer with Crossroads Antiracism and works with CAUSA, a coalition for immigrant rights, and is in the process of publishing new research about mixed-status families living “Under One Roof” in Oregon.

Apply to the Workshop:

All NDSU faculty, lecturers, adjunct instructors, and graduate teaching assistants are eligible to apply for this Anti-Racism and Multiculturalism Across the Curriculum workshop. Of the individuals who apply, thirty instructors will be chosen to participate in this workshop. Individuals chosen to participate will receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the syllabus redesign. The application deadline is April 15, 2016, apply today!

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