The UNM College of Education Department of Special Education (SPCD) hosts its annual Dr. Jane Blumenfeld Lecture with guest speaker Tawara Goode. The virtual event is taking place Wednesday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m.


The lecture, “Reconciling the Past, Changing the Future: Meaningful Engagement of Students with Disabilities and their Families in Special Education” will discuss inequities that students with disabilities face, and how they can be remedied in the future using a truth reconciliation model.

Guest speaker, Tawara Goode, exemplifies Jane Blumenfeld’s mission of supporting those with special needs. Goode is the director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is actively involved in the development of programs and initiatives in the areas of cultural and linguistic competence.

The Blumenfeld Endowment for Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Special Education Diagnosis and Assessment supports the Diagnostician Preparation Program at UNM. 

Jane Blumenfeld was a University of New Mexico alumna and College of Education and Human Sciences adjunct professor. Throughout her life, Blumenfeld worked toward providing an education for children with special needs.

Individuals can support The Blumenfeld Endowment here.

Call 505-277-6915 or email with any questions. Individuals are asked to join 10 minutes early using the Zoom link. The passcode is 783302.