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Inclusion and Diversity Conference 2017

Knowing, Being, Doing: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community at UB

June 20, 2017, 8:30am to 4:30 pm

Kapoor Hall, South Campus

$35 Registration fee; includes lunch

Registration is Now Closed

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

Please join us for a conference for all UB professional staff that will aim to:

  • Increase awareness of how one’s multiple identities impact their work at UB
  • Be (re)introduced to diversity theories and models that help guide our daily interactions with others across difference (identify way to infuse theory into our practice)
  • Engage in diversity and inclusion related conversations among and between colleagues
  • Identify institutional policies and procedures that help create and build an inclusive campus Community

Conference Benefits

This conference is an affordable opportunity to

  • Gain valuable information about diversity policies and strategies
  • Network with colleagues and engage in diversity and inclusion related conversations
  • Develop strategies for positive interactions with community members frm various backgrounds with different identities

Conference Agenda

  • 8:30am: Registration Opens [1st Floor, Kapoor Hall]
  • 9:00am: Welcome and Opening Presentation with Dr. Raechele Pope [190 Kapoor]

10:00am: Breakout Session 1

  • An Examination of Postsecondary Education Through Critical Race Theory [125 Kapoor]
  • Disability Justice is a UB Value [183 Kapoor]
  • How to Create, Nuture, and Sustain Acceptance within Your Diverse Workgroup: An Employee Assistance Perspective [264 Kapoor]
  • Acknowledging and Confronting Gender Stereotypes in Male-Dominated Professions [443 Kapoor]
  • 11:00am: Keynote Performance [190 Kapoor]
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (included with registration) [443 Hayes]

1:30pm - 2:20pm: Breakout Session 2

  • Multicultural Competence: Theory and Practice [125 Kapoor]
  • The UBMBA: Serving military and veteran students from classroom to career [183 Kapoor]
  • An Introduction to Web Accessibility [264 Kapoor]
  • Community-based Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy on a College Campus [443 Kapoor]

2:30pm - 3:20pm: Breakout Session 3

  • Breaking the Bias Bubble [125 Kapoor]
  • International Students in the U.S.: From 9/11 to the Trump Administration's Executive Orders [183 Kapoor]
  • Nonviolence as a Tool for Student Advocacy [264 Kapoor]
  • Blueprints for Belonging: Stories and Strategies for Creating Inclusive Research Spaces [443 Kapoor]
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Closing Session, Wrap-Up, and Debrief: Introducting UB's first Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan [190 Kapoor]

This conference is hosted by the UB PSS Inclusion & Diversity Committee with sponsorship from the UB Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.