CREA VI Conference Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism September 29 -October 1

The Sixth International CREA Conference Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism will be held in Chicago from September 29 -October 1. While there will be an online component, we are increasingly optimistic about being together as a community in Chicago, as progress in the health environment continues in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois with restrictions on large gatherings being lifted.  

September 30, 2021

CREA joins in the centennial birthday celebration of our beloved elder Professor Edmund W. Gordon (John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus – Yale University and Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus – Teachers College, Columbia University). Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir (President Spencer Foundation and current President of the American Educational Research Association) will deliver the Fifth Edmund W. Gordon Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the luncheon.  

Morning Plenary Session “Measurement, Data Science, and the Critical 

Panelists: Drs. Ezekiel Dixon-Roman (University of Pennsylvania), Odis Johnson (Johns Hopkins University) and Ebony McGee (Vanderbilt University) 

Chair: Dr. Monica Mitchell (MERAssociates)  

Discussant: Dr. Melvin Hall (Northern Arizona University) 


October 1, 2021 

Dr. Mildred García will deliver the closing conference keynote address at the luncheon. Dr. Garcia is the president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington DC. . She is the first Latina to lead one of the six presidentially based higher education associations in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AASCU, Dr. García served as the president of California State University, Fullerton and at CSU Dominguez Hills.   

Discussant: Dr. Daniel Solorzano.  Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles as well as the Inaugural Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies in Education. Member of the National Academy of Education. 

Further details on these panelists and other keynote/plenary speakers can be found at: 

Registration for the in-person CREA VI and hotel registration only can be found at: 

Registration link for the virtual component of CREA VI only can be found at: 

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