In February, acclaimed educational scholar Dr. Christine Sleeter was a guest speaker in the Urban Environmental Education Program’s “Multicultural Environmental Education” course. Running Grass, the course instructor, invited Dr. Sleeter to speak with his students after they read her book, “Rethinking Ethnic Studies.” The group discussed Dr. Sleeter’s decades-long career promoting educational equity and had the opportunity to ask her a number of in-depth questions. They also discussed their own work and highlighted the intersection between Multicultural Education and Environmental Education.
Christine E. Sleeter is an author, speaker, and activist who uses creative work to spark respect for the diverse people who share space in classrooms, schools, and communities, and to prompt action for equity and justice (Sleeter, 2021). Dr. Sleeter’s career in Education began in Seattle and she is now a Professor Emerita in the College of Education at California State University Monterey Bay. She is a highly sought-after author, speaker, and activist. The students and faculty in the Urban Environmental Education Program feel fortunate for the opportunity to have such an in-depth and generative conversation with Dr. Sleeter.