Home » Events News » Advocacy in Action with Keynote Speaker Sonia Nieto

Advocacy in Action with Keynote Speaker Sonia Nieto

The Equity and Advocacy Committee of the Hunter College School of Education is hosting a presentation titled

Advocacy in Action

with Keynote Speaker Sonia Nieto

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

4:00-5:45 PM

Event will be livestream at https://livestream.com/roosevelthouse/school-of-education-sonia-nieto

Register today to receive a reminder at the start of the event.


This presentation is part of Critical Conversations around Equity and Advocacy Series focusing on the questions, “Where and how does equity and advocacy intersect with our conversations and interactions in schools?

What does it mean to be critical and culturally responsive, relevant, and sustaining? In what ways can we weave our students’ identities and communities into our school environments?

Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A leader in the field of multiculturalism, her research focuses on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She has written or edited eleven books, including, most recently, the third revised edition of Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (2018); Why We Teach Now (2015); and Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds: Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Practices in U.S. Classrooms (2013). Her first book, Affirming Diversity, now in its 7th edition (the 5th through 7th editions were co-authored by her friend and colleague Patty Bode). Affirming Diversity is used widely in teacher education courses in the United States and abroad, and the first edition (1992) was selected for the Museum of Education’s Education Readers’ Guide as one of the 100 books that helped define the field of education in the twentieth century. Dr. Nieto has also written dozens of book chapters and articles in such journals as The Harvard Education Review, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, and The New Educator, among others. She is editor of the Language, Culture, and Teaching Series (Routledge), currently comprising over twenty titles. Her memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education (Harvard Education Press) was published in 2015. Dr. Nieto has received numerous awards for her scholarly work, teaching, activism, and advocacy, including 8 honorary doctorates.