The Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy (TRED) will hold its 4th annual Graduate Students Conference, Friday, November 13, 5-8 p.m.,through Saturday, November 14 2015, 9 a.m.-5.p.m, at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School. TRED seeks to provide a public space for critical dialogue about the opportunities within public education for critical transformative change.
Professor of Applied Linguistics at UMass Boston’s College of Liberal Arts Dr. Lilia Bartolomé will offer remarks on Friday, Nov. 13. Dr. Vajra Watson, who serves as Director of Research and Policy for Equity at the University of California, Davis campus’ School of Education will speak on Saturday, November 14.
Through forums, presentation sessions, panel discussions, and informal gatherings, TRED creates opportunities to showcase research on educational leadership and policy. The theme of the 2015 conference, Another Education is Possible: Transforming Education through Resistance, Resilience, & Empowerment, reflects the critical elements within and beyond the field of education that need to be discussed, heard, and analyzed as we search for solutions.
The conference is organized by UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts & Sciences and its Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Graduate students, educators, civic leaders, professionals, researchers, and members of the greater educational community have been invited to attend and participate in the conference.