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13th Annual Diversity Conference will be held March 13, 2019.

Registration and more information will be available mid-February. 

We look forward to welcoming you then.


Voices of Diversity, Visions of Inclusion

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

 

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Diversity Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Festival Conference and Student Center. This year’s theme is Voices of Diversity, Visions of Inclusion.

Please register online to ensure participation in your preferred sessions and lunch.  Walk-in registration will be allowed starting at 8:00 a.m. but session availability cannot be guaranteed. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018.

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Conference Schedule:

8:00 a.m.                    Check in begins outside the Festival Grand Ballroom. Morning refreshments will be available.

8:45 a.m.                    Welcome and opening remarks

9:15–10:30 a.m.          Session 1 - See below for titles and links to descriptions

10:45a.m.- Noon         Session 2 - See below for titles and links to descriptions

11:45a.m.-1:30 p.m.    Lunch, keynote address, and recognition for the

IDEA Grant

The Compass Awards

The Woman of Distinction Awards and

The Provost's Diversity Curriculum Development Grants

Keynote - Innovating Diversity & Empowering Leaders:  Renewing hope through Inclusive Excellence

Dr. Damon Williams, nationally recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership

1:45-3:00 p.m.             Session 3 – See below for titles and links to descriptions

3:00-4:00 p.m.        Conference wrap-up with Mr. Art Dean and Dr. David Owusu-Ansah, Festival Ballroom. 

Book signing with keynote speaker Dr. Damon Williams, Festival Ballroom.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Linking Meandering Paths, Lisanby Gallery, ground floor Festival

Map of Festival for Conference

Inclement Weather Info

Questions: Please contact Conference Planning Committee Chair James Robinson at robinsjr@jmu.edu.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

What is Intersectionality? Exploring Social Identities Using the Tapestry Model

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Paralympic Skill Lab: Sharing the Vision of Inclusive Physical Activity in KIN 100

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Deep Learning about Inclusive Leadership for Sustainable Peace?

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

What Color is My Communication

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Intergenerational Intersections that Expand the Human Experience

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Lessons from being an International Student at JMU

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Diversifying the Historical Record through JMU Special Collections

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Beyond Sombreros, Chopsticks and Hijabs: Breaking Down Outdated Constructions of Diversity & Culture

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

JMU Task Force on Inclusion

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Appreciating Religious Diversity and Worldview Identity Development in the Undergraduate Context

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

The Risk of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

It'll Never Work!: Transforming Voices of Exclusion through Universal Design, Collaboration, and Respectful Listening

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Building Coalitions for Diversity and Inclusion

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Anti-Racist Teaching

 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Voices from the Closet: Using Stories to Open Doors for LGBTQIAP+ Youth

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 Teaching Cultural Confidence in a Nursing Curriculum

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Inclusion through Play and Citizen Diplomacy

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Diversity Through Internationalization: Fulbright, INU, and More

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Diversity & Inclusion for Leaders

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

How accessible are the libraries?  Development, Outcomes, and Next Stages of the 2017/18 Audit

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Addressing Issues Faced by Transgender Students in Residence Life at JMU: Ethical Decision-Making in Action

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voicing the Diversity of Latinx Experiences of College Recruitment and Retention

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Can You Hear Me? Communication Across the Generations

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Meaningful Access and Inclusion: Reflections on Year 1 of the Disability Studies Minor at JMU

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Diversity Matters: As Told by AHRD Alumni

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voices of Diversity: Stories from the Practicum Experiences with Migrant Education Students

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Including Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education Institutions

 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voices of Resilience: Success stories of minority-status first-generation female college students

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Almost Sunrise

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Faculty Recruitment Best Practices

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Linking Meandering Paths - Art Exhibit Opening Reception

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Inclement Weather Info

  •  If JMU is closed - Conference will be cancelled.
  •  If JMU opens one hour late - Conference Schedule will be:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-in & Morning Refreshments

9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:50 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions 2

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Recognition of IDEA, Compass & WOD Awards

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions 3

3:00 p.m. - Conversations in the Ballroom

  •  If JMU opens two hours late - Conference Schedule will be:

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Check-in & Morning Refreshments

10:35 a.m.  – 10:50 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cancelled Concurrent Conference Sessions 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions 2

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Recognition of IDEA, Compass & WOD Awards

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions 3

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