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2013 Diversity Conference

April 12, 2013
Our Differences, Our Strength

Lani GuinierConference Program











Lani Guinier,  

Lani Guinier

Theme: This year's theme "Our Differences, Our Strength" is intended to explore how diversity can be a source of strength in our academic community.  Differences and similarities exist within the multiple, different identities of the many groups within our university, and we intend to explore where they intersect and overlap.   We will encourage conference attendees to think of ways to: foster innovation through diversity; enhance inclusion practices; and transform points of controversy into positive interactions.

As in previous conferences, we seek to promote open-mindedness, the celebration of diversity and inclusiveness, and the acceptance of others within the University and our local communities.

Overview of the Day:

Click on the workshop links to find PDFs of many of the presentations!

8:15-8:30 amCoffee and Program Pick-up (Interfaith Chapel)
8:30–10:15 amWelcome and Keynote Address by Lani Guinier  (Interfaith Chapel)
10:30–12:00 pm Concurrent Workshops – Session A
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch hour
1:00–2:30 pm Concurrent Workshops - Session B
2:30-2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45- 4:15 pm  Concurrent Workshops - Session C
4:30-5:30 pmPoster Session/ Reception
5:30-7:30 pmAdditional Diversity Related Event- NOTE: Separate RSVP
Second Annual Rainbow Lecture on LGBTQI Issues (Welles-Brown)

 Vivian Lewis   President Joel Seligman
Poster Session

The deadline for workshop proposals was February 21, 2013. The deadline for poster proposals was March 28, 2013. Both call for proposals are now closed.  To learn more about the process, please visit our workshop proposal webpage or the poster proposal webpage.