ENGAGE. ENERGIZE. INSPIRE.
Introducing the NCORE 2021 Keynote Speakers
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM Central Time
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality.
Crenshaw works on issues pertaining to gender and race in the domestic arena including violence against women, structural racial inequality, and affirmative action. She consults with leading foundations, social justice organizations, and corporations to advance their race and gender equity initiatives.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM Central Time
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is building a research hub in Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society.
TallBear is author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her Indigenous STS work recently turned to also address decolonial and Indigenous sexualities. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, TallBear is working on a book that interrogates settler-colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned marriage. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM Central Time
Bamby Salcedo is a national and international recognized transgender Latina Woman who received her Master’s Degree in Mexican and Latin@ Studies from California State California Los Angeles. Bamby is the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latin@s in the United States.
Salcedo delivers powerful, sobering and inspiring speeches and her warm, down-to-earth presence have provided emotional grounding and perspective for diverse gatherings. She speaks from the heart, as one who has been able to transcend many of her own issues, to truly drop ways of being and coping that no longer served her, issues that have derailed and paralyzed countless lives.
Friday, June 11, 2021 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM Central Time
One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee teaches American history at the University of Minnesota, where she is a Regents Professor and Director of the Immigration History Research Center.
The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Lee was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and testified before Congress in its historic hearings on anti-Asian discrimination and violence. She is an active public intellectual, serves as the President-Elect of the Organization of American Historians, and is the author of four award-winning books including The Making of Asian America: A History.