Richard Ruiz Scholar Lecture Featuring Lorri J. Santamaría

Richard Ruiz Scholar Lecture of 2024 with Lorri J. Santamaría, “Unveiling Power: Language Policy and the Weaponization of DEI.” Join us in person or via Zoom.

Lorri J. Santamaría explores the complex reality behind today’s diversity, equity, and inclusion language. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Richard Ruiz, this talk examines how seemingly innocuous terms can be weaponized, marginalizing communities and distracting from true progress. Witness firsthand the impact on bilingual, multicultural, and multilingual education and discover a path towards reclaiming the transformative power of inclusive language. Dr. Santamaría is an educational leader, bilingual educator, and critical DEI scholar.

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10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 20, 2024


Worlds of Words Center
Room 453 OR Virtually