Julie Landsman is a writer and consultant in education, diversity, literacy and creative writing. She taught in the Minneapolis public schools for 25 years. Her latest book, Growing Up White: A Veteran Teacher Reflects on Racism has just been released by Rowman and Littlefield. Basic Needs: A Year With Street Kids in a City School, and A White Teacher Talks About Race, also published by Rowman Education, are memoirs about her days in Minneapolis Public Schools. She has co-edited with Professor Chance Lewis from UNC Charlotte: White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms Stylus Press published this book and accompanying DVD. A second edition of this book was published in April 2011. She and Professor Lewis have led numerous workshops throughout the country. Julie has edited two books for young people: From Darkness to Light, and Welcome to Your Life, with David Haynes. Her book, Diversity Days, a collection of activities to guide teachers in creating a community of voices in their classrooms is available from Rowman. Tips for Creating a Manageable Classroom published by Milkweed Editions is given to all new teachers in both St. Paul and Minneapolis and in other districts in the US

Julie has been an adjunct professor in a number of colleges and Universities in Minnesota. She has taught urban education, multicultural education and literacy at Carleton College, Metro State University, Hamline University and St. Thomas University. She has taught Creative Writing at the Loft Literary Center. She has given talks and conferences for school districts and colleges throughout the country. She has also conducted workshops for schools and school districts in the United States and internationally. Julie has been a featured speaker on White Privilege in many venues, including Bangkok Thailand, March 2006, conference for NESA (Near East South Asian Schools Association). Julie has run numerous workshops at the White Privilege Conference. She is a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership magazine.

Julie has published poetry and fiction in magazines throughout the United States. Her poem, "Laos on the Radio" appeared in the February, 2004 issue of Paj Ntaub, a magazine centering on Hmong experience and culture. It has now been anthologized. Her short story "Suspension" recently won the New Letters Award in Fiction. She received honorable mention for her memoir "Perspective" from New Millennium. She collaborated with on a collaborative poetry/image project with photographer Bill Cottman. Julie has worked with Homewood Gallery and photographer Earcie Allen on a story telling/photography project centered on the women of north Minneapolis and the stories they have to tell. Julie is currently editing an anthology, Going Deeper, for Stylus Press on conversations about race, writing a novel, and working on her painting and drawing.

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