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Keynote Speaker on Friday April 3, 2009

Dr. Mark A. Hicks

Due to illness, the scheduled Keynote Speaker, Dr. L Lee Knefelkamp, is unable to participate in the conference.

The Unitarian Universalist Association is very pleased that Dr. Mark Hicks has agreed to step into the role of keynote speaker this Friday, April 3rd at the conference in Tulsa.

Mark A. Hicks is Associate Professor of Educational Transformation at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. In September 2009, he will be the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. He holds a doctorate degree in philosophy and education and a master’s degree in adult development in higher education, both from Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Hicks has been a student of and colleague with Professor Knefelkamp, co-teaching and developing theoretical frameworks since 1991. Drawing on his experience as a teacher, musician, university administrator and advocate for social change, he consults nationally with schools, universities, government and non-profit organizations on building inclusive, democratically-minded, multi-racial, multicultural learning communities. He has been recognized by university peers for Teaching Excellence, and is widely known for creating educational experiences that fosters a supportive space for reflection that leads to intellectual and social change. Dr. Hicks is the curriculum developer of Building the World We Dream About, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) congregation-based curriculum for developing anti-racist, anti-oppression, multicultural congregations. He is a JUUST Change Consultant for the UUA, a former chair of the Regional Sub-Committee on Candidacy, and lay leader at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC, and The Riverside Church in New York City.

Although the conference planners will miss Dr. Knefekamp at the conference, we are delighted that Dr. Hicks will be with us for what will be an exciting, meaningful, program that will give conference attendees valuable tools for building multiracial, multicultural Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the Association.

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Last updated on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

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