2007 ACPA/NASPA Joint Convention

There were several CSJE meetings, programs, and events at the Joint Meeting in Orlando. Thank you for joining us! Below is information about some of these events.

In addition, Click on the links to the side of this page to learn more about the programs that CSJE sponsored at the convention.


ACPA Commission for Social Justice Educators Directorate Body Meeting
Date: 4/1/07
Start Time: 10:00 AM 
End Time: 5:00 PM 
Location: Denver – Marriott 
Information: This is a meeting of the Leadership of the Commission.

ACPA Commission for Social Justice Educators Social
Date: 4/2/07 
Start Time: 9:30 PM 
End Time: 11:00 PM 
Location: Osceola Ballroom 5 – Gaylord 
Information: This event is open to all members and friends of the Commission. Whether you are involved in CSJE or want to learn more, or just want to meet some great people, come on by! 

Living the American Dream: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Amjad Abdo, Purchase College 
Sandra Garcia, SUNY Purchase

Monday, April 2 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM 
Gainesville 1/2 - Gaylord

In this past year, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduated from American high schools according to The National Immigration Law Center. Meanwhile, the debate continues nationally as to whether we should grant admission to these students and/or allow them to receive the in-state tuition rates. This presentation will highlight the key issues and challenges facing these students and our institutions of higher education across our country.  

Aspiring Ally Identity Development: 
Selfish, Altruistic, or Social Justice?

Keith E. Edwards, University of Maryland – College Park

Wednesday, April 4 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
Tallahassee 1/2 - Gaylord

Aspiring allies are not always effective in their anti-oppressive efforts. Some who genuinely aspire to act as social justice allies are harmful, ultimately, despite their best intentions, perpetuating the system of oppression they seek to change. Different underlying motivations of those who aspire to be allies can lead to differences in effectiveness, consistency, outcome, and sustainability. This program offers a conceptual model of aspiring ally identity development as a tool for self-reflection and developing students as allies for social justice.  

Toward Social Justice: A Study of Facilitators & Barriers to Multicultural Practice in Higher Education

Lisa Landreman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, April 3 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM 
Miami 2 - Gaylord

Most literature on critical education is limited to K-12 education, classroom pedagogy, teacher education, and liberatory practices focused primarily on race. This session presents research that explored practice at one university that occurred outside the classroom and the ways educators attempted to move away from single-identity models of multicultural education to creating experiences that explored the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Facilitators and barriers to social justice education will be highlighted.