anti racist educational leadership and policy elccc book

The Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department’s annual Critical Conversations conference (ELCCC) will take place virtually this year on September 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Educational Leadership for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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Dr. Sarah Diem

The purpose of the ELCCC conference is to create dialogue to address the current socio-political climate in the US, and a central goal is for participants to walk away with a set of pedagogical tools to use in their practice. We seek to extend these critical conversations with faculty, students, teachers, educational leaders, and other community members who are interested in having a positive impact on the world.

This year’s keynote speakers and presenters are Dr. Sarah Diem and Dr. Anjalé D. Welton, authors of the award-winning book “Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy.”

Dr. Sarah Diem is Professor at the University of Missouri. She researches the social, political, and geographic contexts of education, focusing primarily on how the politics and implementation of educational policies affect outcomes related to racial equity and opportunity within public schools. She is also interested in the ways in which future school leaders are being prepared to address racism in their school communities.

Anjalé D. Welton ELCCC speaker 2021 headshot
Dr. Anjalé D. Welton

Dr. Anjalé D. Welton is Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She examines how educational leaders both dialogue about and address race and racism in their school communities. Her research specific to racial equity and justice also considers the role of student and community voice, leadership, and activism in education reform and transformation.

This event is open to members of UNC Greensboro’s School of Education community. If you are interested in joining us for this FREE virtual event, please complete the registration form. Deadline to register is before noon on September 8, 2021.


Friday, September 10, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Keynote Address by Dr. Sarah Diem and Dr. Anjalé D. Welton
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Q&A Session

Before the event occurs, we will email the Zoom link to those who have registered. Please contact us at should you have any questions.