Multicultural Education & Equity

23rd Annual Multicultural Leadership Institute

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Working Together for Inclusion, Equity, and Excellence

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Southwest High School

2 Recurrent Sessions
  • AM Session 8:00-11:30
  • PM Session 12:30-4:00

An A.M. and P.M. session will be offered, please register for ONE session only.

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Please contact Thomas Christie ( in the LPS Multicultural Department. His phone number is 402-436-1604.

Our Speaker
Gary R. Howard

Gary R. Howard has over 40 years of
experience working with issues of civil rights,
social justice, equity, education, and diversity,
including 25 years as the Founder of the REACH Center
for Multicultural Education. He is a keynote speaker, writer, and workshop leader who has worked extensively throughout the United States and Australia. His landmark book, We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers/Multiracial Schools, 3rd Edition (2016), published by Columbia University, is considered a groundbreaking work examining issues of privilege, power, and the role of White leaders and educators in a multicultural society.

His current work, which is documented in his new book from Corwin Press, We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity (2015), centers on providing schools with the internal cultural responsiveness of their practices and build long-term systematic change strategies for achieving greater equity and social justice in their outcomes. In his speeches and workshop presentations, Mr. Howard draws on a wide range of experiences and travel exploring equity and social justice issues with leaders from many cultures around the world. His speeches employ rich imagery and stories drawn from his annual white water workshops on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.