The Texas Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education

The 14th Annual 2015 Region 5-Texas NAME Conference
The Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education

Theme: Multicultural Education as Social Advocacy:
Communities, Conversations, and Collaborations 
 April 23 - 25, 2015
Texas Tech University, Lubbock



Keynote Speakers 2015


Is nationally known as the subject of The Education of Shelby Knox, a Sundance award-winning film that chronicled her high school activism for comprehensive sex education & the establishment of a Gay Straight Alliance in her conservative hometown. She is the founder of The Radical Women's History Project and, with Steph Herold, the co-founder of Feminists of Generation Now. She isnow a women’s rights organization at,where she helps teen feminists start and win campaigns against sexualization and for women’srights. 


As a columnist for Ebony Digital, Jo explores love and relationships in a manner that focuses on our humanity and self-love foremost, and specifically comments on topics associated with race and feminism. She also offers insightful and authentic cultural critique on subjects ranging from pop culture to politics for various publications including, The Root, and The Guardian, and serves as a composition instructor and mentor for students at Texas Southern University. 


Is the author of the 2004 award-winning book, A Teacher's Cry: Expose the Truth About Edu- cation Today and 2007, Discovering the Real America: Toward a More Perfect Union. He has received more than 60 awards, including the 2014 Carter G. Woodson Service Award from the National Association for Multicultural Edu- cation. He is the founder member, president, newsletter editor and media Wards Committee chairman of the Kanas City Association of Black Journalists.