"Building Community through Diversity: A Global Lens"
Brockport's 16th Annual Diversity Conference
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Diversity Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campuses and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

This year’s theme is “Building Community Through Diversity: A Global Lens”. We’ll highlight the positive changes we can make in the world through teaching, inspiring, and helping others. We’ll explore important values that help us build and nurture our global community through dialog that addresses the challenges that face our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity.

Keynote Speakers: Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould

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Program

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2016
Wednesday, October 5th
4:00 PM

Showcasing Gope Boards from New Guinea

Drake Memorial Library, The College at Brockport

Drake Memorial Library – Main Floor – South Bay

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 6th
8:00 AM

Registration

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

9:00 AM

VIP Welcome and Presentation of the 2016 Diversity Awards

Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport
Douglas Feldman, The College at Brockport
Devin Bonner, The College at Brockport
Heidi Macpherson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote Address

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

11:00 AM

A Guide to Citizen Diplomacy (Panel)

Cecelia Johnson, The College at Brockport

Eagle’s Lookout

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Disability and Ableism in Higher Education

Jennifer Ashton, The College at Brockport
Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport

Cooper Hall, NY Room

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Finding Our Harmony Through Music

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Seymour College Union, West Ballroom

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Compositions of Integration and Diversity

Tracey Jeffries

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Translation and Community-building for Transnational Learning in Cuba and Russia

Anne A. Macpherson, The College at Brockport
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Use of Geographic Information Systems to Identify Diverse Communities and Assess Their Risk from Disasters

James Zollweg, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

12:45 PM

Diversity Conference Cultural Showcase

many presenters

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

A Topic Dystopias Don't Want to Talk About

Shaquan Harris, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BIODANCE — Social Justice

Stuart Tsubota, The College at Brockport
Missy Pfohl Smith, University of Rochester
Julie Schlafer Rossette, The Center for Youth

Seymour College Union, West Ballroom

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Building community through diversity from a global lens: What do we know about children from Chinese and Korean immigrant families and their education?

Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Camp Abilities Around the World: A Documentary of 20 Years

Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Alexandra Stribing, The College at Brockport
Lily Jagodzinski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Poverty Simulation

Celia Watt, The College at Brockport

Grand Hallway, Metro Center Downtown Rochester

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SafeZone Workshop

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Seymour College Union, Gallery

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tupac Shakur, THUG LIFE, and a New Perspective

Carolyn Massey, SUNY Empire State College

Edwards Hall, Room 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Camp Abilities Around the World: A Documentary of 20 Years

Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Alexandra Stribing, The College at Brockport
Lily Jagodzinski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Can I Make a Difference?

Marcus Blythers, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Cultural Competence Requires Cultural Intelligence — CQ for Your Life and Career (Panel)

Karen Schuhle-Williams, The College at Brockport
Sandeep Mitra, The College at Brockport
Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport
Karen Podsiadly, The College at Brockport
Ivonne Ponicsan, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Improv Workshop

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Cooper Hall, NY Room

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

McNair Scholars: Addressing the Achievement Gap

Barbara Thompson, The College at Brockport
Cheryl Sampson, The College at Brockport
Amy Alexander, The College at Brockport
Sidnee McDonald, The College at Brockport
Shaquille Rivera, The College at Brockport

Eagle’s Lookout

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

6:30 PM

Movie Screening and discussion of "Girlhood"

Tristan Bridges, The College at Brockport
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport
Donna Wilkerson, The College at Brockport

McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM