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Richard Ruiz Scholar Lecture Featuring Lorri J. Santamaría

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Richard Ruiz Scholar Lecture of 2024 with Lorri J. Santamaría, “Unveiling Power: Language Policy and the Weaponization of DEI.” Join us in person or via Zoom.

Head shot of Lorri J. Santamaria, a woman with gray hair weraing a blue shirt, tan coat, and pearl necklace. Image taken from her LinkedIn profile.

Lorri J. Santamaría explores the complex reality behind today’s diversity, equity, and inclusion language. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Richard Ruiz, this talk examines how seemingly innocuous terms can be weaponized, marginalizing communities and distracting from true progress. Witness firsthand the impact on bilingual, multicultural, and multilingual education and discover a path towards reclaiming the transformative power of inclusive language. Dr. Santamaría is an educational leader, bilingual educator, and critical DEI scholar.

• Educators seeking deeper understanding of DEI in practice
• Leaders committed to fostering true inclusion
• Anyone interested in the power dynamics of language

• Critical insights into the weaponization of DEI language
• Strategies for reclaiming its transformative potential
• A renewed commitment to inclusive education for the highest greatest good

Register for the Zoom here.

Parking is available in the Second St. Garage next door to the College of Education. Street parking or surface lot parking is also available. The Worlds of Words Center is located just off of the 2nd St. Modern Streetcar stop.

To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email wow@arizona.edu or call 520.621.9340.

Event details may change. More information to follow.


April 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Worlds of Words Center
1430 E Second St, Rm 453
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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2 thoughts on “Richard Ruiz Scholar Lecture Featuring Lorri J. Santamaría

  1. Patrice Brown says:

    Hello Rebecca abd Kathy,

    I am very interested in attending this lecture, but will be traveling back to Tucson from out of town that day.
    Is it possible to record the lecture so I may watch it when I return?

    Thank you very much!

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