Winter Roundtable 2020

The 37th Annual Winter Roundtable


February 28th-29th, 2020



2020 Winter Roundtable Conference Agenda


The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology, education, and social work. The Winter Roundtable continues its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, ability status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology, education, and social work.

The Winter Roundtable 2020 theme, TEACHING TO TRANSFORM, focused our attention on mentorship and supervision within the disciplines of psychology, education, and social work. The 2020 conference invited proposals that depict research, pedagogy, practice and activism that address this theme.

As in years past, we welcomed a conference in which students, scholars, practitioners, educators and community activists gather so as to share wisdom and resources. 


Winter Roundtable Statement on the Death of George Floyd

We are anguished and outraged by the murder of George Floyd, whose death adds yet another name to the appalling list of innocent Black and Brown people killed by police in the United States. Our hearts are with George Floyd's family, friends, and Minneapolis community, for we recognize the traumatic effect of his death on those who loved him. Our hearts are also with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, who continue to be traumatized by and suffer under white supremacy. For 37 years, the Winter Roundtable has worked to support the efforts of scholars, practitioners and activists in the cause of anti-racism and social justice; now, more than ever, the Roundtable family must continue to lead that cause in the disciplines of psychology and education. As we prepare for our 38th conference, as a community we are called together in collective action and healing--please join us.

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Registration for the 2021 Winter Roundtable is not yet open. 


Continuing Education: 

For attendees wishing to obtain Continuing Education credits, there is an additional one time registration fee. Continuing Education is not yet available for the 2021 Winter Roundtable Conference. 

APA or NBCC CE Fee $25 

SW CE Fee $50



We will open up volunteering opportunities in December, 2020. Please contact us then if you are interested in volunteering. 



Dr. Carmen Cruz

Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship

Dr. Lisa Delpit

Social Justice Action Award

Dr. Sam Johnson

Previous Speakers

Here are some of our keynote speakers and their presentations at past Winter Roundtable Conferences.

Continuing Education

The Winter Roundtable offers Continuing Education Units from the following professional organizations:


American Psychological Association (APA): Up to 10 Hours 

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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To obtain APA or NBCC credits for all approved CE courses at the Winter Roundtable, register with the additional $25 fee. 

The Winter Roundtable Conference is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Winter Roundtable maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Work and LMHC

To obtain SW or LMHC credits, please register with the additional fee. 

Select workshops provide continuing education (CE) for NYS, NJ and CT licensed social workers and NYS licensed mental health counselors. Licensed social workers and mental health counselors from other states, please confirm with your state licensing board.

Social Work CE Requirements


*For information on which presentations are SW eligible, please see our Agenda or contact the Winter Roundtable Office for more information. 


Conference Staff

Faculty Co-Directors:

Riddhi Sandil

Riddhi Sandil


Gregory Payton

Gregory Payton



Charlene Bernasko

Charlene Bernasko

Anna Motulsky

Anna Motulsky


Honorary Sponsor: 

The Race, Identity, and Liberation Conference 

Queens College


Three international airports connect with convenient bus and taxi New York City. From John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, economical bus service to Grand Central Terminal and various Manhattan hotels is available. Also from LaGuardia Airport, there is a more direct bus service (M60) to West 116th Street and Broadway.

From Newark Airport, there is New Jersey Transit bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Although New York City cabs operate on mileage meters, cab fares can vary with traffic conditions. The average one-way fare from John F. Kennedy Airport is approximately $45.00, one way from LaGuardia Airport is about $25.00. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually have cab dispatchers available to assist you.

Online Resource(s):  New York City Airport Guide

Bus transportation into New York City from neighboring states and communities usually terminates at Port Authority Bus Terminal, at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.

Within New York City, four bus routes include a stop at West 120th Street and Broadway (Teachers College): M4 (available from both Grand Central Station and Penn Station), M5, M11, and the M104 (available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal). The fare required is exact change in coins, Metropolitan Transit Authority token or Metrocard.

Online Resource(s): Information about New York CityTransit, Long Island Rail Road, Long Island Bus, Metro-North Railroad as well as metropolitan bridges and tunnels. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Resources 

The Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) in New York City runs parallel to the Hudson River and offers convenient access to Teachers College. The highway can be reached from most of the main routes entering New York City. The nearest major highway link to it is Interstate Highway 95 (I-95).

Whether driving north or south on the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway, exit at 95th Street. At the first traffic light, turn north (left) onto Riverside Drive; at 120th Street turn east (right) and go two blocks east to the College. The main entrance is located midway between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, on the north side of West 120th Street.

While West 120th Street offers metered parking on both sides of the street, parking on New York City streets in the Columbia University area is limited.
Nearby off-street parking facilities include:
(Please call garages directly for current prices and reservations)

  • Morningside Garage, 3100 Broadway (at 123rd Street), (212) 864-9877
  • E & B Operating Corp., 137 West 108th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), (212) 865-8315
  • Park Yorkshire Garage, 151 West 108th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), (212) 865-2314
  • Upper Westside Parking Garage, 234 West 108th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway), (212)222-8800
  • Riverside Church Garage, 120th Street (between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue), (212) 870-6736
  • Evening parking is available at Riverside Church (call (212) 866-1000


The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue local. The No. 1 subway train (red line) are local trains serving this station. Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the local line at the 96th Street Station. The express line (No. 2 or No. 3 trains) does not serve Columbia University.

There are subway entrances at Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From Grand Central Station, the Shuttle (S) goes to "Times Square" 42nd Street, offering access to the No. 1 IRT Broadway Local trains going uptown.

Online Resource(s): 

Information about New York CityTransit, Long Island Rail Road, Long Island Bus, Metro-North Railroad as well as metropolitan bridges and tunnels. 

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Resources

Information on current and historical operations.

 New York City Subway Resources 

 Access subway directions to any Manhattan address.

 New York Subway Finder

Grand Central Terminal, which is located at East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, is the New York City terminus for two commuter trains, MetroNorth and Conrail, as well as some Amtrak trains from Canada and Upstate New York.Penn Station, at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, is the New York City terminus for all other Amtrak service and the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and the New Jersey PATH train commuter lines.

Online Resource(s): Information about New York CityTransit, Long Island Rail Road, Long Island Bus, Metro-North Railroad as well as metropolitan bridges and tunnels.

Amtrak's Website New Jersey Transit's Website Long Island Railroad's Website MTA's Website


You may book a hotel and learn more about visiting Teachers College at Columbia University by visiting the Travel Portal. If you have any questions please contact us via email.


Travel Portal


Past Conferences

Purchase Media

We are happy to announce that recordings of selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for purchase or subscription!  

To build excitement for the upcoming 2019 conference, we are now offering all of the available videos from past Winter Roundtable conferences through 2017 at a tremendous discount!

Selected presentations from 2012 through 2017 are available in both hard copy DVD format and as digital files which can be streamed or downloaded. 

Selected presentations from 2006 through 2011 are available in DVD format only.  

The digital files are available through the "Streaming or Download"link below.  Right now, a 1-year streaming subscription is just $35.00 per presentation!  Or you can purchase and download the digital file for just $50.00!

DVD copies are available through the "Purchase DVDs" link below.  Right now, a DVD copy of any available presentation is just $50.00!

Both sites accept PayPal and major credit cards.

To see short preview segments from each of the available videos, click the "Streaming or Download" link below.

Streaming or Download

Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for streaming!

Purchase DVD's

Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for purchase!  

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