Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education (CSIEME) is a program within the UNLV College of Education/Department of Teaching and Learning that engages its graduate students in developing academic knowledge and practical expertise within these three program dimensions.
Nearly 20 years in the making, the program became formally known as CSIEME (“See Me”) in 2015, adopting this name to highlight the Zulu notion of “Sawubona,” which translates to “We see you,” or “Good to see you” and “Good to be seen.” The concept of Sawubona, of seeing and being seen, is critical in emphasizing the practice of multicultural education: affirming difference. Through this lens, the CSIEME program seeks to prepare educators with the skill and commitment to ensure that all students, especially those historically marginalized, are highly educationally successful.
About the NAME Conference in Cleveland
One of the many tools used by CSIEME students and faculty to advance the field of multicultural education is participation in the esteemed National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) annual international conference. NAME’s 26th conference will be held November 9-13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on the theme of Equity for All. Through this theme, the conference aims to “amplify the voices of those who suffer marginalization in various forms; and, in doing so, expose inequities that are ignored and silenced” so that, through multicultural education, we can redress these challenges. This theme directly aligns with the core values and goals of the CSIEME program, therefore supporting CSIEME students’ ability to attend the conference is crucial to furthering their multicultural educational knowledge building and social action.
Proudly, CSIEME graduates complete the program with a comprehensive understanding of the sociohistorical, sociopolitical, and sociocultural concerns foundational to the realization of excellent, equitable, and just education for all. CSIEME graduates then use their education in service to historically marginalized students and communities in ways that support positive change and promote justice in Southern Nevada, across the nation, and around the world.
Your contribution of any amount will help current and future CSIEME program students to reach their goal of attending and participating in the annual NAME conference. All donations are tax deductible.
For More Information about the CSIEME program please contact:
Dr. Christine Clark and Dr. Marrun
CSIEME Program Co-Coordinators
Dr. Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Marrun: email@example.com