2013 Diversity Conference

The 2013 Diversity Conference will be held on June 13 & 14, 2013 at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL.

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New for 2013

Conference structure: Conference starts 1 p.m. on Thursday with 2 sessions offered and continues all day on Friday.

Requests for Proposals now being accepted.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Concurrent Session 1                 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Applying and Interviewing for Jobs in This New Economic Reality – Ann Strahle

Model the Way through Student Leadership – Shelby Mason, Maxwell Cekander, and Corey Green

Exploring Cultural Competence in Higher Education – Cassandra A. Down and Pernevlon Ellis

Maximizing Cultural Capital in Teacher Preparation Programs – Dr. Lily Siu and Evyonne Hawkins

Concurrent Session 2                 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Implementing Service Learning in Sociology Courses at the Community College – Pernevlon Ellis

Accountability to Diversifying from a Vice Presidential Perspective – Dr. Tod Treat

The Invisible War on Women in the U.S. Military – Dr. Hazel Rozema

The Digital Divide – Karen Becker

Community Reception                5:30pm – 6:30pm


Friday, June 14, 2013

Continental Breakfast                 7:45am - 8:30am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Labor Economist and Noted Author and Commentator 
8:30am – 10:00am

Concurrent Session 3               10:00am - 11:15am

Cultural Capital: A Discussion – Gianina Baker

Developing Global Citizens in Diverse Learning Environments –Dr. Vincent S. Boyd

The Gatekeeper to Dreams or a Possible Pathway to Nowhere – Dr. Priscilla Palmer

Re-entry for Degree Completion: Serving the Adult College-Bound Population – Billie J. Mitchell

Concurrent Session 4               11:30am - 12:45pm

The Socially Just Professional – Marcus Brown and Heather Kind-Keppel

No Ethnic Students, No Dream Act: Wasted Opportunities and Distorted History –Dr. Hazel Rozema

Gen Y—Millennial Myths – Lisa L. Sharp

Gay Parenting: The Reality vs. the Myth – Dr. Vern Kays

Lunch                                           12:45pm - 1:30pm

Afternoon Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo Baber, Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization,& Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Conference Close                      2:30pm