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We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go awarded the 2014 Philip C. Chinn Award by NAME

We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity by Gary R. Howard awarded the 2014 Philip C. Chinn Award by the National Association of Multicultural Education

We Can't Lead Where We Won't GoThe National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has recently announced that We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity by Gary R. Howard (published this September) is the 2014 recipient of the Philip C. Chinn Book Award. The award is given annually based on a book’s ability to foster awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society and to contribute to the development of multicultural education.

Gary Howard has secured his reputation as a powerful and effective voice in systemic equity reform. His writings and seminars confronting the most difficult issues of race and privilege in modern education have transformed teacher mindsets and improved outcomes for diverse students in America and abroad. More than a book but a complete professional development program, We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go includes over 9 hours of video and practical, step-by-step materials developed by Gary to help facilitators guide staff in addressing educational inequities. Congratulations to Gary and the Corwin team for this award. Special recognition goes to the editorial team of Dan Alpert, Kim Greenberg, and Cesar Reyes; the production and design team of Amy Schroller, Rose Storey and Amanda Simpson; and especially Barbara DeHart, for her work on the video production.

Gary was presented the award at the 24th Annual International NAME Conference in Tucson, Arizona.

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Gary R. Howard has more than 40 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity, including 25 years as the Founder of the REACH Center for Multicultural Education. He is a key­note speaker, writer, and workshop leader who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Australia. Mr. Howard completed his undergraduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology at Yale University and did graduate work in ethics and social justice at Yale Divinity School. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at both Western Washington University and Seattle University.  

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