Inclusion and Diversity Conference 2019

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

June 4, 2019, 9:30am to 3:30 pm

Capen Hall, North Campus

Our Purpose Today:

  1. Being (re)introduced to diversity theories and models that help guide our daily interactions with others across difference and identifying ways to infuse theory into our practice.
  2. Increasing awareness of how one’s multiple identities impact their work at UB and recognizing the importance of multicultural competency of our campus.
  3. Engaging in diversity and inclusion related conversations among and between colleagues and identifying institutional policies and procedures that help create and build an inclusive campus community.

Conference Agenda

  • 9:30am - 9:50am: Registration Opens [1st Floor, Knox Hall]
  • 10:00am - 11:00am: Welcome address and panel: Theory to practice: building a diverse and inclusive community at UB [110 Knox Hall]
  • 10:30am: Conference Resource Room Opens [107 Capen Hall]

11:10am - 12:00pm: Breakout Session 1

  • Digital Accessibility – Why it Matters (Part 1 of 2) [Capen Hall]
  • Exploring Food Diversity [Capen Hall]
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Empirical Realities, Prescriptions for Change [Capen Hall]
  • Using Critical Race Theory in Your Daily Interactions with Students [Capen Hall]
  • What We Can Do: Bystander Intervention Training [Capen Hall]
  • 12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch (included with registration) [Bert's Cafe]

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

  • How To Create Accessible MS Office & Adobe PDF’s (Part 2 of 2) [Capen Hall]
  • Foundations of Conversation [Capen Hall]
  • They said WHAT? Microaggressions in Higher Education [Capen Hall]
  • Learning through Diversity [Capen Hall]
  • Multidimensional Identity Model & Active Self-Reflection: Strategies for Reframing Work [Capen Hall]
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Closing Session: Inclusive Excellence at the University at Buffalo (Presenter: Despina Stratigakos) [110 Knox Hall]

Inclusion and Diversity sponsored Resource Fair

Does your program, department, or office provide resources and/or opportunities to University at Buffalo staff?

If yes, the Professional Staff Senate Committee for Inclusion and Diversity invites you to share these opportunities at the 2019 UB staff Inclusion and Diversity day.

Purpose: This resource fair is designed to inform University at Buffalo staff of opportunities and resources available to them. Presenting programs will be given a table and space in the Registration/Information room of the event, and will be invited to speak with staff through-out the day.

Options: University at Buffalo programs and departments are invited to host a table in the resource room where representatives can meet with university staff. A second option is to submit informational materials, which will be made available throughout the conference. Please contact the committee chair (below) for more information. The resource fair will be open from 10:30am until 2:30pm.

Cost: There is no additional cost to host a table at this event; we only ask that each participant register to attend (cost of attendance is $15).

Comments or Questions

Committee Contact
Heather Hagenbuch (Chair)
Inclusion and Diversity Committee
hiwelser@buffalo.edu
716-645-4728

The Professional Staff Senate
543 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14261-1601
716-645-2003 
pssenate@buffalo.edu