About GA NAME
The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded in 1990 to bring together individuals from all academic levels and disciplines and from diverse educational institutions, and other organizations, occupations and communities who had an interest in multicultural education. NAME is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism.
Building on the purpose and philosophy of NAME, The Georgia chapter of NAME (GA NAME) is a collective of critical and creative individuals who view education as an integral part of societal change and human development. We commit to ongoing praxis and dialog and see them as a necessary healthy part of advancing, interpreting, and implementing our association’s goals and objectives.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for professional development; produce and disseminate critical knowledge; and engage in advocacy that promotes social justice.
- Providing professional Development consisting of institutes, conferences, educational experiences;
- Producing and disseminating critical knowledge applicable to curriculum, resources, and research;
- Building, extending, and fortifying coalitions among individuals, organizations, institutions, and movements focused on educational policies and practices, Social justice/Activism in policy, higher education, P-16 schooling and beyond, and Community coalitions; and
- Inviting educators and students to participate in learning about and benefitting from the association’s mission and goals.