It Is Well With My Soul to host session on multicultural, multiethnic education

| January 30, 2014
Gilbert Park

Gilbert Park

FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul, a program affiliate of the African/African American Historical Society Museum, is scheduled to host another F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) presentation from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 31 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The theme for the presentation is Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools.

Back “by popular demand” to guide the presentation is Dr. Gilbert Park, associate professor of Social Foundations and Multicultural Education for the Department of Educational Studies of Ball State University. His presentation will provide an overview of the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for preparing future educators for multicultural and multiethnic student population.

Dr. Park received a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include school experiences of students of color with a focus on Asian Americans, potential of multicultural education as a tool for advancing social justice, the Americanization process of immigrant students and the role of schooling in these areas.

Cost to attend is 50 cents per person, which will be added to each attendee’s food bill for room setup. Lunch is available ranging in price from $6 to $10.

F.U.N. originated with Study Circles Alumni in 2001. The focus is informal social gatherings of interracial participants, focusing on friendship and increased cultural awareness and understanding. It Is Well With My Soul is a program affiliate of W. K. Kellogg’s Foundation’s Five Year America Healing Initiative.

Please RSVP to Dr. Ruby Cain at (765) 285-9126 or rcain@bsu.edu.

For more info, visit www.facebook.com/events/613798575323743/.

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