You can now view a video of the 2024 Social Justice Conference's opening session and keynote address by clicking here.

2024 Theme:

Equity and Justice: Transforming the Educational Landscape

Saturday, March 2, 2024
8:00am - 2:00pm
An In-Person Conference at California State University Channel Islands

The parking/event map can be found here
Online option available, see below for details

About the Conference

Gloria Ladson-Billings

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Gloria Ladson-Billings.

Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and was Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the current President of the National Academy of Education. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

Ladson-Billings is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.

Attendance is free and open to the public.

Each year, CSUCI's Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education is offered at no cost to participants. There is no registration fee, and parking and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees. Our thinking is that these kinds of conversations are so essential, and we want people from all walks of life to contribute to them. We want parents, grandparents, P12 students, community college and university students, teachers, professors, school board members, administrators, community educators, and other members of the public to sit with each other and figure out how we can make progress together toward achieving social justice in and through education.

Our conference will be in-person— offered at no charge to participants. Advanced registration will be required. Please click here to register for the event

If you would like to present at our conference, please click here.

The purpose of this annual event is to showcase the social justice oriented work being done in and around schools and educational institutions in the region, to network with others who believe in the power and necessity of such work, and to learn from one another about how best to teach and learn in ways that promote equity, peace, and integrity in public education.


New This Year: Social Justice in Education Conference Live Webinar and On Demand
Cannot make it to campus for the full conference? You can watch the plenary sessions live and after the conference on demand. 
When: Saturday, March 2, 2024 
Opening Session
8:30 AM Pacific Time to 9:35 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
President Richard Yao
Dean Elizabeth Orozco Reilly
Regional Boards of Education
Luncheon Session
12:20 PM Pacific Time to 2 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Hueneme School District Mariachi
Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD, Keynote address, “Equity and Justice: Transforming the Educational Landscape." Q&A to follow.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

The Social Justice in Education Conference is Sponsored by: 

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Promotional consideration provided by:


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