One Voice - One Love
2023 Cultural Proficiency Conference

ACSA Region 16, in partnership with The Museum of Tolerance, invites all educators to explore the application of cultural proficiency beyond intention to impact.

"Join us as we come together as a community of learners. Sharing our cultures and lifting our hearts. UNITING as One Voice - One Love." - Simone Charles, Cultural Proficiency Director

Sunday, February 12, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

IN-PERSON at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 (parking is free)

This FREE Conference includes:

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Jane Margolis. Dr. Margolis is an educational researcher at UCLA CS Equity Project and the School of Education and Information Studies, who in 2016 received the Obama White House Champion of Change award for broadening participation and inclusion in K-12 computer science education. Margolis is the co-author of Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing (MIT, 2008, 2017) and of the new graphic novel, Power On! (MIT, 2022) that was inspired by interviews with youth. It was recently selected as one of the Favorite New Books for Young Adults in 2022 by Social Justice Books. 

  • Workshops with thought leaders such as:
    • Dr. Jeff Share: UCLA Professor & Critical Media Literacy Expert who will share a critical media literacy framework
    • Dr. Marco Nava: LAUSD Administrator, Induction & Credentialing, Human Resources, who will offer culturally proficient strategies for equitable outcomes
    • Dr. Tonikiaa Orange: Director for the Culture and Equity Project (CEP) and Assistant Director for the Principal leadership Institute (PLI) at UCLA Center X, she will expand on culturally responsive pedagogy and Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity Coaching Framework.
    • Dr. Ed Eng: Currently a Councilmember of La Mirada (was Mayor in 2017 and 2022), and a seasoned executive with 25+ years of diverse industry experience in government, media, consulting, and engineering. He will speak about his best-selling book: “The Accidental Mayor: From the Side Streets of Chinatown to the Main Street of City Hall.”

  • Your choice of one guided exhibit experience such as Anne Frank Exhibit, Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves, or The Social Lab. Includes facilitated dialogue.

  • And More!

What's included?

Meals: Connect with colleagues, old and new, at breakfast and lunch.

*Travel & 1-Night Hotel accommodations (Sat. Feb 11, 2023) for out-of-town participants that are 50+ miles from the MOT  Read our FAQ

Plus Books as our gifts to you.

Registration deadline:

If requesting travel assistance: January 19, 2023 

General registration: February 6, 2023

The MOT follows COVID Safety Guidelines of the City of Los Angeles.

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