Education Summit Focus: Challenging Injustice, Inequity in Education and Health

The 2019 Education Summit at the University of Northern Iowa will feature presentations and dialogue centered on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practice: Challenging Systemic Inequity and Injustice in Education and Health on November 11 and 12 at the Maucker Union. 

The summit is coordinated by the Center for Educational Transformation, an initiative of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, which is located within the College of Education.  Keynote speakers include Malik Henfield, Dean, Loyola University Chicago School of Education; Tamika La Salle, associate professor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut; and Ahmad Washington, assistant professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Louisville.

The summit will explore research, practices and policies that underpin the current education and health care systems in the United States. Discussion will focus on culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy and practice; community, school, and university partnerships; inequity and injustice in education and health; and cultural and linguistic competence in school and health care systems.

Education and health care providers or educators; PK-12 teachers, parents, and students; community members; education leaders; university faculty, staff and students; faith leaders or organizations, and policymakers are invited to attend. 

This is the fourth Education Summit since the inaugural summit held in 2015. For more information, contact Kelli McCarthy,, (319) 273-5141, or visit