Teachers of Color Annual Summit

Teachers of Color Summit

Sonia Nieto

Teachers of Color Summit M3 INITIATIVE

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, we continued our conversation among teachers of color about culture, climate, community, and working towards social justice with our 1st Annual Nebraska Teachers of Color Summit. The summit’s goals were to:

  • Help us build a professional network of dedicated educators from across Nebraska
  • Share ideas for collaboration, activism, and self-care
  • Share your best ideas for meeting the needs of Nebraska’s diverse students

(adapted from website: https://cehs.unl.edu/cehs/summit/ )

The virtual summit featured Nebraska educator and graduate student Adi Martinez and professor, author and activist, Dr. Sonia Nieto, as keynote speakers. Also featured were TLTE graduate students and faculty who acted as facilitators to discussion threads led (and created) by participants which included topics related to being teachers of color in Nebraska including advocacy, anti-racist education, dealing with racist parents & colleagues, leadership development, multicultural curriculum, leveraging identities, multilingual learners, self-care, and White allies.


Teachers of color/allies of teachers of color in Nebraska, TLTE graduate students, faculty and staff,

Teachers of Color Summit Committee Members:

Lydiah Kiramba, Elaine Chan, John Raible, Theresa Catalano, Ricardo Martinez, Amanda Morales, Guy Trainin, Xiaoyan Gu, Jessi Whiltshire


Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Sciences

Dr. Theresa Catalano

Interested in collaborating with the M3 Initiative?

Dr. Theresa Catalano