The College at Brockport’s 17th Annual Diversity Conference

"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.

Keynote Speaker: Wes Moore

Program

Schedule

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2017
Thursday, October 5th
8:00 AM

Registration


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 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 - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

All The Difference


Thomas Chew, The College at Brockport
Anastajah Haynes, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Dyslexia: A Beautiful Brain (Film Screening)


Virginia Orzel, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Ebonics: Language vs. Slang

PDF


Ewelina Barski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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


Jodi Beckwith
Allison Roberts

Tower Fine Arts, Blackbox Theatre

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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

PDF


Melissa Szurgyi, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Mapping: Framework for Diversity Assessment

PDF


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

Holmes Hall, Room 208

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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

PDF


Laura Clark
Lis Cristina Santamaria Garcia

Seymour College Union, Gallery

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
Melanie Perreault, The College at Brockport
Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Jenna Sherwood, The College at Brockport
Alex Farrel, The College at Brockport
Kristi Lane, The College at Brockport
Lauren Bates, The College at Brockport
Chelsea Jentsch, The College at Brockport
Jennifer VanEtten, The College at Brockport
Lindsay Ball, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 228

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Service and Advocacy (Panel)


Sister Grace Miller, House of Mercy, Rochester, NY
Michelle Boyd
Joy Bergfalk

Seymour College Union, Room B129

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Value of Diversity & Corporate Responsibility (Panel)


Jeffrey L. Alston, The College at Brockport
Jessica Carroll
Sady Fischer
Adrienne Collier

Edwards Hall, Room 107

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

11:01 AM

Cultural Showcase


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

11:01 AM - 2:00 PM

12:45 PM

Multicultural Food Tasting and Entertainment


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom East

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Bridges and Barriers to LGBTQ+ Health


Cara Freeman

Seymour College Union, Room 114

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Creating Community Through Stronger Self-Awareness


Cynthia Blosenhauer

Seymour College Union, Room 220

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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

PDF


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

Edwards Hall, Room 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Food for Thought: An Exercise in Third Culture Building

PDF


Ashley Edwards, The College at Brockport
Karim Goforth, The College at Brockport
Jenny Reyes, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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

PDF


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

Seymour College Union, Room 228

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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


Jodi Beckwith
Allison Roberts

Tower Fine Arts, Theatre Lab 112

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Multi-Cultural Competence Through Intersectional Programming

PDF


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

Seymour College Union, Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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


Lucky Summer Light, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Gallery

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

Seymour College Union, Room 114

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Disability as an Intersectional Social Identity

PDF


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

Hartwell Hall, Room 122

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Fantastic Revolutions and Where to Find Them

PDF


Bailey Morse, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 101

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

Seymour College Union, Room 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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

PDF


Kelly Lovell, The College at Brockport

Hartwell Hall, Room 123

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Reflections from Wes Moore


Wes Moore

Seymour Ballroom West

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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

PDF


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

Seymour Gallery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

7:00 PM

Evening Keynote Address


Wes Moore

The SERC

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7:30 PM

Synnestvedt Lecture: “One Million Abolitionists”


Robert J. Benz
Kenneth B. Morris

McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM