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Annual Diversity Conference

Overcoming the Invisible: April 13, 2018

Conference Overview

Each year the Annual Diversity Conference brings together the University of Rochester and Greater Rochester communities, highlighting a theme to help guide the focus for the day. Diversity-related topics may involve, but are not limited to: race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, sexuality or orientation, disabilities/abilities, religion, or age.

This year’s theme is “Overcoming the Invisible.” The conference aims to explore hidden identities, evolve beyond the social constructions that drive perception, and find pathways to create meaningful change. This conference is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Registration for the conference has officially closed. You are welcome to attend the keynote address at 8:30am in Strong Auditorium, River Campus.

Contact for Questions: Ashley N. Campbell, Director of Diversity Programming; or you can reach her at 585-273-4297.

Conference Keynote

Ana NavarroAna Navarro, Republican Strategist and political analyst for CNN and CNN En Español as well as a political contributor on ABC’s The View, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Diversity Conference on Friday, April 13.

The Miami New Times describes Navarro as a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times calls her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media—sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few.

“Ana speaks the truth, and she is willing to speak the truth to power without reservation. . . . She has the ear of lots of elected officials,” says Republican consultant Brett O’Donnell. “She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.”

Conference Agenda

TimeOverview of ActivityLocation
8:00-8:30amConference Check-inStrong Auditorium, River Campus
8:30-10:00amKeynote: Ana Navarro with Q&A to FollowStrong Auditorium, River Campus
10:15-11:45amCreating Spaces to Serve...Lattimore Hall 201
10:15-11:45amFrom Me to Us...May Room, Wilson Commons
10:15-11:45amImage Alive...Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons
10:15-11:45amBeyond in+Visibility... Meliora Hall 221
10:15-11:45amRacial Equity...Gleason Hall 318/418
10:15-11:45amWhat's Wrong with Me...Schlegel Hall 207
10:15-11:45amTransforming the Cultural...Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
11:45-1:45pmPoster SessionFeldman Ballroom, River Campus
Noon-1:00pmLunchFeldman Ballroom, River Campus
1:45-3:15pmEngaging Religious Diversity...Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons
1:45-3:15pmNecessary Evil...May Room, Wilson Commons
1:45-3:15pmWhen The Smoke Clears...Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
1:45-3:15pmDisplaced (North) Americans...Meliora Hall 221
1:45-3:15pmCross-Institutional Collaboration...Schlegel Hall 207
1:45-3:15pmRooting Community...Lattimore Hall 201
1:45-3:15pmReducing Health Care...Schlegel Hall 301
1:45-3:15pmNot A Lawyer...Gleason 119
3:30-5pmMOSAICS...Lattimore Hall 201
3:30-5pmBuilding Blocks or...Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons
3:30-5pmTranslation Unbound...May Room, Wilson Commons
3:30-5pmGrowing Together...Gleason Hall 318/418
3:30-5pmThe Effects of Black Teachers...Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
3:30-5pmCommission of Women and Gender...Meliora Hall 221

Guidebook

Parking and Shuttle Information

Parking is available in Library Lot (reserved for workshop presenters only) and the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center (AAC lot) for the conference. For the AAC lot shuttles will run continuously from AAC lot to Library Road in front of the IT Center. Shuttles will begin at 7:30am beginning at the AAC Lot and continue until 5:00pm.

Driving to the River Campus:
These directions will guide you to park at the AAC lot.

From the Airport: Turn Right upon leaving Airport.  Take I-390 South to Exit 17 (Scottsville Road – NY 383). After the exit, turn Left onto Scottsville Road (383 North).  After a few blocks the road bears right and changes its name to Elmwood Avenue.  Proceed on Elmwood Avenue over the Genesee River and the River Campus is on your left.  For Parking Continue…Immediately after the bridge bare right onto Kendrick Road. Continue on Kendrick Road and bear right onto East River Road. Make a left at the Block Alumni and Advancement Center. Park in the AAC Lot for the conference.

From the South: Take I-390 North to Exit 16 (West Henrietta Road).  Cross West Henrietta (which becomes East River Road).  Drive on the roundabout and take the second exit onto East River Road. Make a left at the Block Alumni and Advancement Center. Park in the AAC Lot for the conference.

From the West: NYS Thruway (I-90) to exit 46.  Take I-390 North (toward the airport) to Exit 17 (Scottsville Road – NY 383).  After the exit, turn left onto Scottsville Road (383 North).  After a few blocks the road bears right and changes its name to Elmwood Avenue.  Proceed on Elmwood Avenue over the Genesee River; the River Campus is on your left.  For Parking Continue…Immediately after the bridge bare right onto Kendrick Road. Continue on Kendrick Road and bear right onto East River Road. Make a left at the Block Alumni and Advancement Center. Park in the AAC Lot for the conference.

From the East:   NYS Thruway (I-90) to exit 46.  Take I-390 North (toward the airport) to Exit 17 (Scottsville Road – NY 383).  After the exit, turn left onto Scottsville Road (383 North).  After a few blocks the road bears right and changes its name to Elmwood Avenue.  Proceed on Elmwood Avenue over the Genesee River; the River Campus is on your left.  For Parking Continue…Immediately after the bridge bare right onto Kendrick Road. Continue on Kendrick Road and bear right onto East River Road. Make a left at the Block Alumni and Advancement Center. Park in the AAC Lot for the conference.

For more details, please use the campus maps. If you park in any lot other than the AAC Lot or Library Lot (assigned parking), you may receive a parking ticket on your car. Please be careful about parking in the metered spaces along Wilson Boulevard and at spaces with Red hoods.