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Race, Immigration, and Fake News

Race, Immigration, and Fake News


Recorded November 20, 2019  |  Captioning provided

84 min  |  $25.00  |  Purchase this webinar


The topic of immigration in the United States today is both provocative and controversial. It is often framed in an “us vs. them” way of thinking, which exacerbates tensions and distorts the realities of past history and current trends of the movement of people into the United States. A closer examination can enable us to see the ways in which race, ethnicity and color drive policy and practice without being identified or discussed. Inherent institutional and governmental racism can therefore continue to operate undercover without being exposed and eliminated. The proliferation of “alternative facts” racializes immigrants and creates a false narrative of their economic, social, educational, religious, technological and cultural contributions. This workshop will explore these issues and their implications for higher education policy and practice.

Kristina Marshall is a dedicated and charismatic educator and speaker who has the reputation of engaging and motivating her audience! Many say her enthusiasm is contagious! She has many years of professional development experience.  She is a national speaker and consultant, focusing on cultural competency and how to address the needs of diverse populations. 
Marshall possesses a unique understanding of the challenges facing teachers, administrators, students, children and organizations. Her straightforward, common sense approach, and practical strategies address improving dialogue, interaction, and understanding amongst students, faculty, staff and administration.  She’s a dynamic, nationally recognized presenter. Marshall speaks from personal, classroom and consulting experience; her work has focused on building communities and helping to support inclusive classrooms and workplaces.

Marshall has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Speech Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  Marshall began teaching paralegal students while working in the court system. Before teaching full time, Marshall investigated discrimination complaints for companies where she helped facilitate successful resolutions.

Marshall is the Department Chair of the Human Services program for the Baker College system and the Program Director of Social Sciences, which includes the Criminal Justice program on the Flint and Owosso campuses.  In addition to her administrative duties, she regularly assists with curriculum revision; chairs the Unity Committee on the Owosso campus; serves on the system Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and Fast Start Book Scholarship committee; is a faculty liaison to the Running Start program; and facilitates professional development workshops related to diversity and best-practice teaching approaches. 

In 2015, she received the prestigious Instructor of the Year award. In 2011, she was selected as the Employee of the Quarter award and 2010 Most Animated Employee Award.

Marshall also serves as a diversity consultant/trainer for companies and universities, including being selected as a moderator for the Legacy of Emmett Till panel in Okemos, Michigan. Marshall has also offered pre-conference institutes and workshops at The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). Furthermore, she has also facilitated workshops for companies and organizations on sexual harassment, team building, negotiations, cultural sensitivity, and parliamentary procedures.

In the community, Marshall serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for NCORE and chair of the faculty interest and needs committee; Charter Member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.); member of the Alliance for Drug Free Shiawassee; board member of the Child Advocacy Center; and served as a 2018 judge for the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.  

Marshall has always had and continues to have a passion for social justice and equality.

presenter Kristina Marshall