Spring Symposium Featuring John D. Palmer

  • 11 May 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Traditions at the Links, 5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057
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CNYCSS Presents:

2023 Spring Symposium

"The Incomplete Graduate: The Journey of Multicultural Theory, Pedagogy, and Curriculum in our Schools"


Professor John D. Palmer,

Colgate University

Join CNYCSS as we delve into

issues of current relevance to the classroom, our students and our communities. 

CTLE hours are available and dinner is included.

Event Schedule

5:30pm - 6:00pm Arrival and Registration

6:00pm - 6:30pm  Buffet Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm Presentation by Prof. John D. Palmer

7:30pm - 8:00pm  Question & Answer Session

Description: Over the past 20 years, I have been offering courses related to race, white supremacy and education and, still to this day, I encounter students from all racial backgrounds who come into these classrooms with little background knowledge and thus limited experiences in discussing these issues. Shaun Harper claims that this lack of experience is the "mis-education of White America" and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. concludes that the mis-education stems from the value gap and racial habits that uphold racial oppression and ultimate racial segregation. Therefore, I aim to engage participants in theoretical and practical understanding of these issues that our society has deemed contentious, taboo, and, for some, toxic. Most importantly, I facilitate critical dialogues that encourage participants to be vulnerable in revealing their racial identity development, bold in their analysis and interpretations as they develop their understandings of critical race theories, and empowered as they move to enacting transformative change in their schools and in the larger community. This workshop is imperative for our students in waking up to their “mis-education” on the issues of race, racism, and white supremacy in their lives. 

John D. Palmer is a Professor of Educational Studies at Colgate University and has been teaching courses with a focus on issues of race, social justice, and forgotten, isolated and oppressed schools for over 21 years.  Currently, he is the appointed Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies, a scholar's program that addresses critical social justice education and challenges the education debt by providing academic mentorship to students who thrive far beyond their grit, determination, and perseverance.

Beyond Colgate University, Professor Palmer is on the board of two nonprofits that serve recently resettled refugees in the Syracuse area - the Boaz Foundation (educational services) and Building the Bridge Foundation (housing assistance), and serves as a deacon at the Korean Church of Syracuse where he is active with local missionary endeavors.  He resides in Upstate New York with his wife, Woolim, and sons, David Mingyu, Jonathan Minhoo, and Henry Minjoon.

Register by May 2nd, 2023

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