Social Justice Summer Camp for Educators 2.0
June 12-15, 2018

This three-day summer camp is designed to bring together teams of new and returning campers (educators) to investigate multicultural and social justice education. Campers will have significant opportunities to discuss social justice issues, both general and specific to their schools, with experts and colleagues, as well as time for individual reflection and group activities. 



All meals and accommodations are included. Interested in attending? Registration is now open!

$495 - Early Bird Special (on or before May 1, 2018)
$549 - Standard Registration (May 2-May 31, 2018)
$599 - Late Registration (on or after June 1, 2018)

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Camp will be held at NIU's, DeKalb campus. Overnight accommodations are located in New Residence Hall.

Keynote Speakers

jq adamsJ.Q. Adams

J.Q. Adams is Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University (WIU). He earned a B.Ph. in 1975 from Grand Valley State University, a M.A. from Indiana University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1989. Adams is a five-time recipient of the WIU’s "Faculty Excellence Award." In 2008 he received Grand Valley State University College of Education’s Alumni Leadership Award. In 2009 he was recognized as the National Association of Multicultural Educators, G. Pritchy Smith’s Multicultural Educator of the Year Award, and in 2011 he was selected as WIU’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

fanshen cox digiovanniFanshen Cox DiGiovanni

Award-winning playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring her one-woman show: One Drop of Love. Fanshen is also Head of Strategic Outreach at Pearl Street Films. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, and holds a B.A. in Spanish and Education, an M.A. in TESOL, and an M.F.A. in Acting and Performance. She serves on the boards of Mixed Roots Stories, The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Project Greenlight Digital Studios.

david stovallDavid Stovall

David Stovall is Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His scholarship investigates critical race theory, social justice education, housing and education, and the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. He has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice.

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Social Justice Summer Camp

Camp Directors

James Cohen Ph.D.
Joseph Flynn, Ph.D.