A Conversation with Alana: One Boy’s Multicultural Rite of Passage — A mesmerizing, thought-provoking 65-minute one-person autobiographical play about growing up of mixed parentage in racially-segregated, religiously-divided early post-World-War-II Kansas City, Missouri.
“Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!”: Anatomy of a Modern Social Phenomenon — An insider’s look at the fascinating story and surprising complexities of these two popular pre-school television shows, presented by their Creative/Cultural Advisor.
The New Multiculturalism — An inconoclastic examination of the sometimes hackneyed topic of multiculturalism, filled with unexpected angles and thought-provoking insights.
How the Media Teach about Diversity — An entertaining, informative, and eye-opening trip through the mass media’s informal, unofficial multicultural curriculum, drawn from decades of research for his popular book, “The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity.”
Rose Hill: An Intermarriage before Its Time –- Selections from his riveting memoir of cross-cultural conflict and societal border crossing.
English Language Learners and the American Future: A Nation Left Behind? — An honest, incisive look at the often-unrecognized educational dimensions necessary for helping these young people become fully participating members of U.S. society.
The Changing Face of America — A futuristic look at the opportunities and challenges raised by different types of diversity in the United States, including their relationship with often-overlooked global continuities and changes.
SPECIALTY LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
My Time Is Not Your Time: Perception and Misperception WhenCultures Collide
Learning To Be Lucky: Seven Ways to Control the Fates…Before They Control You
How to Succeed in Consulting Without Really Trying…At Least Not Too Hard
Reaching Across: Mentoring in a Multicultural Society
You and Your Autobiography: The Joy of Taking a Personal Journey through Your Past
The Many Masks of Multiculturalism
SELECTED ADDITIONAL TOPICS
Latinos and the American Future
Multicultural Curricular Integration
Ethical Dilemmas of a Diverse Society
Rethinking Privilege: Anatomy of a Complex Social Process
Leadership in a Multicultural Society
The Development of Mixed-Race Identity
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- On Saturday, October 3, 2015, I will be giving the banquet address at the national conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education.