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JMU's Annual Diversity Conference:

Equity and Opportunity Through Inclusive Education and Awareness

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at Festival Conference and Student Center

Registration and more information will be available mid-February. We look forward to welcoming you then.

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 11, 2019.

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2018 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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