Difficult Moments in Teaching Social Justice


Conference Dates: October 6-9, 2017

Host: Faye Crosby, University of California, Santa Cruz

Location: Nags Heart Conference Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Conference Leaders:
Kim Case, University of Houston Clear Lake
Mary Kite, Ball State University
Wendy Williams, Berea College


Lisa M. Brown, Austin College
Salena Brody, Collin College
Asia Eaton, Florida International University
Susan Goldstein, University of Redlands
Ella Ben Hagai, Bennington College
Naomi Hall-Byers, Winston Salem State University
Desi Rios, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Lisa Wagner, University of San Francisco
Leah Warner, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Tentative Schedule:

Friday: Arrive no later than 3 pm into San Francisco or San Jose to be transported to Santa Cruz. Group happy hour, dinner, and introductions begins at 5 pm. 8 pm end early to adjust to time change for East coast participants.

Saturday: 7 am breakfast available. 8 am-10 am: first 3 participants and "bucket time". 10 am-11 am morning break. 11 am-1 pm: next 3 participants and "bucket time." 1-2 pm: lunch, 2-5 pm: afternoon break (beach time, quiet time, etc.). 5-7 pm: next 3 participants and "bucket time." 7 pm: dinner together, then evening free (e.g., trip down to Santa Cruz wharf for drinks on the water for those interested).

Sunday: 7 am breakfast available. 9 am-11 am: last 3 participants and "bucket time" 11 am-12 noon lunch together. 12 noon-6 pm break (e.g., continue conversations on own, writing time, beach time, etc.). 6 pm-dinner together, closing ceremony begins immediately following dinner.

Monday: Participants leave as needed to catch flights or continue on with their stays in California.