"Intersectionality in Justice and Equity"
Brockport's 17th Annual Diversity Conference
Thursday, October 5, 2017

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.

Cultivating diverse communities and inclusive excellence is dependent on the existence of a just and equitable environment in which every member can thrive. This year’s theme, “Intersectionality in Justice and Equity,” will highlight justice and equity as they relate to economic, social, legal, political, educational and experiential inequities, and justice struggles. We’ll explore the intersections, convergences, and alliances between systems, groups, identities, or approaches to better understand and act upon this issue of diversity.

Registration is now open

Keynote Speaker: Wes Moore

Schedule

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2017
Thursday, October 5th
8:30 AM

Registration

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome and Award Presentations

Cephas Archie, The College at Brockport
Douglas Feldman, The College at Brockport
Elisha Madison, The College at Brockport
Heidi Macpherson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Morning Keynote Address

Sister Grace Miller, House of Mercy, Rochester, NY

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

11:00 AM

All The Difference

Thomas Chew, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Dyslexia: A Beautiful Brain (Film Screening)

Virginia Orzel, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Ebonics: Language vs. Slang

Ewelina Barski, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Image Alive―Using Theatre-Based Techniques to Foster Dialogue About Diversity and Identity

Jodi Beckwith
Allison Roberts

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Intersectional Faces of Domestic Violence: Race, Class and Sexuality in Addressing Partner Abuse

Melissa Szurgyi, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Mapping: Framework for Diversity Assessment

Carmen Aponte, The College at Brockport
Claire Goverts, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Migration and Intersectionality: Irregular Migration and Sexual Assault, Life Stories of Venezuelan Emigrants

Laura Clark
Lis Cristina Santamaria Garcia

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Research in Diversity―Highlighting findings on individuals with visual impairments (Panel)

Brooke Starkoff, The College at Brockport
Pamela S. Beach, The College at Brockport
Jennifer Ratcliff, The College at Brockport
Jenna Sherwood, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Value of Diversity & Corporate Responsibility (Panel)

Jeffrey L. Alston, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2:00 PM

Bridges and Barriers to LGBTQ+ Health

Cara Freeman

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Creating Community Through Stronger Self-Awareness

Cynthia Blosenhauer

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Cultural Humility and Teaching Towards Justice and Equity: Addressing Oppression in the Classroom Providing Inclusive Educational Spaces

Eizabeth Russell, The College at Brockport
Pamela Viggiani, The College at Brockport
Debra Fromm Faria, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Food for Thought: An Exercise in Third Culture Building

Ashley Edwards, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

High School Mathematics Preparation for College Calculus: Is the Story the same for Males and Females?

Carol H. Wade, The College at Brockport
Christian P. Wilkens, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Image Alive―Using Theatre-Based Techniques to Foster Dialogue About Identity and Oppression

Jodi Beckwith
Allison Roberts

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Multi-Cultural Competence Through Intersectional Programming

Grace Kelly, The College at Brockport
Katiuzca I. Loaiza, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Us vs. Them vs. Trans vs. Non-binary vs. WTF?!

Lucky Summer Light, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:30 PM

“Can You Hear Us Now” (Panel)

Halima Hussein, The College at Brockport
Mariam Kamagaté, The College at Brockport
Rukia Abdi, The College at Brockport
Kin Lay, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Disability as an Intersectional Social Identity

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

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Fantastic Revolutions and Where to Find Them

Bailey Morse, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Identifying and Addressing Microaggression

Kristin Heffernan, The College at Brockport
Gloria Schou, The College at Brockport
Kaleem Mogent, The College at Brockport
Angela Osso-Carbonaro, The College at Brockport
Nickeisha Hinds, The College at Brockport
Jessy Dano, The College at Brockport
Anne Vasilyeya, The College at Brockport
Patrick Hall, The College at Brockport
Shakeel Armstrong, The College at Brockport
Lynne Pierce, The College at Brockport
Sofia Lozada, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Justice for the Refugee: The Refugee Experience in Great Britain During World War II

Kelly Lovell, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Storytelling for Success: Auto-ethnography and Black Feminist Epistemology

Tanya Thompson, SUNY Empire State College

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Trauma, the Body, and Intersections of Identity in Literature: Transcending Limits (Panel)

Kristen Proehl, The College at Brockport
Braden Bodensteiner, The College at Brockport
Rachael Mulvihill
Annie Hidley

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

7:00 PM

Evening Keynote Address

Wes Moore

The SERC

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM