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Affiliated Conferences & Events

IUME is proud to be involved in a number of local and national conferences this year that help move the critical dialogue in education forward. We look forward to seeing you at these important conferences and share in a collaboration of the brightest and most passionate minds in education and beyond. As more information about these conferences in terms of CFPs and IUME's involvement becomes available, this section of the website will be updated accordingly.


Educating Harlem: Histories of Schooling and Learning in an American Community
October 2, 2014 | 9:00am to 7:30pm
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Join us for presentations of new research and discussion with leading scholars from around the country. Keynote Edmund Gordon Lecture by Vanessa Siddle Walker. 

Free and open to the public.

See detailed schedule and register at


Communities in Action Conference: Access to Quality Education for Latino/a Students
March 28-29, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

This two-day conference, co-sponsored by IUME and led by some of IUME's project assistants, highlighted some of the most promising strategies and practices by teachers, administrators, and community leaders to support Latino/a students in K-12 education. This conference featured a Keynote evening with acclaimed TC Professor Christopher Emdin, and various other scholars, high school students, and graduate students. Among the various topics discussed were: culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy, family, community engagement, understanding youth culture for teaching and learning, and supporting newly-arrived immigrants. This conference served as a forum to promote powerful teaching for Latino/a students in the 21st century.

Inaugural Trayvon Effect Conference (organized by IUME Fellow Crystal Fellow)
February 28-March 1, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

At this groundbreaking conference at the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's tragic death, IUME launched the inaugural Trayvon Effect Conference at Teachers College. Led by IUME Research Fellow Crystal Belle and the IUME team, this two days conference featured dialogue, discussions, and ways to take action against racial profiling inside and outside the realm of education. The second day focused on youth, where as youth from all across the country performed acts of poetry, spoken word, and drama around issues of discrimination and profiling. This event mobilized not just the TC community, but all of New York City, featuring panelists and presenters from all over the country and a diverse array of community members. This event, attended by hundreds of people, garnered much attention across social media.

For pictures from this event (and video is coming soon), please click here.






2013 Beyond Bullying Summit
January 14, 2013
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

IUME partnered with education publishing firm Zaner-Bloser to sponsor the first of its kind and inaugural national summit on bullying in schools, entitled "Beyond Bullying." It was a resounding success, with hundreds gathering to discuss this vital topic in schools across the country, seeking to find solutions to negate bullying in schools and promote student wellness. This all-day national summit, bringing together academic experts, will be broadcast on C-SPAN in the coming months. For more information about this groundbreaking event, read the recap via the TC Media Press, featuring commentary by IUME Director Ernest Morrell. 

Below is a video featuring Dr. Morrell, Dr. Jodene Morrell and two LTI Teacher Fellows at the Beyond Bullying Summit:

Preemptive Education Conference feat. NYC Urban Word
September 28 - 30, 2012
Teachers College, Columbia University; NYU; El Puente, Brooklyn

IUME was proud to co-sponsor along with NYU the "Preemptive Education Conference," with this year's new theme being "The New Digital Underground: Voice, Media & Critical Pedagogy." This year's theme explored the impact of digital and social media on teaching and learning, and ways to utilize advances in technology to engage students. This 3 Day Conference is designed for educators, mentors, administrators, guidance counselors, community leaders, education students, hip hop and spoken word educators and practitioners, and anyone committed to urban education gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics.

IUME Director Ernest Morrell spoke on a panel that kicked off the Conference at TC on September 28th. Watch Dr. Morrell respond to an immensely powerful spoken word poem from an Urban Word Scholar:

6th Critical Race Studies in Education Conferences
May 31 - June 2, 2012
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY


The Critical Race Studies in Education Association is a collective of scholar activists committed to the larger project of racial justice in schools within the P-20 spectrum. This conference, sponsored by IUME at TC, was the 6th Annual National Conference and was entitled, "Race, Citizenship, Activism, and the Meaning of Social Justice for the 21st Century: The Legacy of Professor Derrick Bell."


IUME Fellows presenting (from left to right): Jamila Lyiscot, Crystal Belle, Cati de los Rios, and Barry Goldenberg

Click here for more information and to visit the CRSEA website.

Annual American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference
Friday, April 13 - April 17, 2012
Vancouver, Canada

The 2012 Annual Meeting AERA theme was "Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough." Much of the IUME team attended the conference, participating and presenting on a variety of levels throughout the weekend, in what became our first AERA conference as an Institute under the new leadership. Watch the video of IUME Director Ernest Morrell presenting:

3rd Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference
March 31st
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Sponsored by IUME and put on by the Black Student Network (BSN), this conference theme was inspired by the African proverb "It takes a whole village to raise a child"; A Village of Good Work focuses on the idea and components of doing "good work" by generating a discussion on what we, as a community, can do to create a better world for our children. Proposals for presentations relating to this year's theme and issues surrounding civic engagement, teaching and learning, urban youth studies, higher education, and social justice initiatives are invited from graduate students, research scholars, high school students, teachers, and community partners.