Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Diversity Summit: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at GW on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4, 2018. To register click here.
Is GW inclusive or just diverse?
Join GW students, faculty and staff for an educational summit featuring keynote speakers, workshops, poster presentations, and a variety of diversity topics, including gender bias, interfaith and civic dialogue in politically charged times, LGBTQ+ health, socio-economic and income inequality, and more.
Featured events include:
Panel Discussion: Universities Studying Slavery: Race, Research and Reconciliation with:
- Dr. Jennifer James- Director, The George Washington University's Africana Studies Program
- Dr. Phillip Troutman- Deputy Director, The George Washington University's Writing in the Disciplines Program
- Dr. Marcia Chatelain- Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown Working Group on Slavery, Memory & Reconciliation
Inaugural "Race in America" Speakers Series featuring:
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi- Professor and Founding Director of the AntiRacist Research and Policy Center, American University, and award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author
- Ms. Symone Sanders- CNN political commentator and former National Press Secretary to Bernie Sanders
Highlighted Session: Disability Justice: Radical Inclusion and Active Love presented by:
- Lydia X.Z. Brown- Disability justice advocate, organizer and writer; founding board member of the Alliance for Citizen-Directed Supports
For a sample of this year's workshops please click here.
*summit schedule subject to change and updates will be reflected here.
Day 1- April 3, 2018
Check-in and Registration
- 1:00pm-5:00pm (Jack Morton Auditorium)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Pre-Summit Workshops
- Reducing Homogeneity in Safe Spaces: A Student’s Perspective
- What makes us click? International perspectives on dating culture
3:30pm-4:00pm: Doors Open
4:00pm-5:30pm: Opening Keynote with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi with opening remarks by President Thomas LeBlanc and Vice Provost Caroline Laguerre-Brown
Day 2- April 4, 2018
Check-in and Registration
- 8:30am-5:00pm (Marvin Center, 3rd Floor)
9:30am-10:30am: Concurrent Workshop Series #1
- Judging The Professor: The Role of Gender Bias
- GW International Women Leaders Panel
- Helping GW Go Beyond "Military Friendly" to "Military Strong”
- From Class to Social: Exploring Social Class Experiences
10:45am-11:45am: Concurrent Workshop Series #2
- Dear White People: Approaching White Privilege to Further Racial Equity
- Intersectionality 101
- Think First: A look at the first-generation student experience from a national and GW lens
- The Journey to Build a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Aligning the Strategic Plan with the GW School of Nursing Mission
12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunchtime Roundtable: "Universities Studying Slavery: Race, Research and Reconciliation" with Dr. Jennifer James, Dr. Phillip Troutman and Dr. Marcia Chatelain
**Due to overwhelming response in attendance the lunch session is at capacity.
1:45pm-2:45pm: Concurrent Workshop Series #3
- Moving from conflict to collaboration
- Open Educational Resources: A Powerful Tool in Addressing Textbook Affordability, Income Inequality & Socioeconomic Diversity on Campus
- Understanding diversity through the lens of mattering and belonging
3:00pm-4:00pm: Concurrent Workshop Series #4
- An Interfaith Dialogue for the 21st Century Campus
- Building a Culture of Belonging at GW
- Exploring The Use of Non-Standard Academic English Voices
- Future Leaders – Check your bias at the door!: A Case Study
- Arts-based Civic Dialogues in Politically Charged Times
4:15pm-5:15pm: Poster Session and Highlighted Session: "Disability Justice: Radical Inclusion and Active Love in Liberation Struggles" with Lydia X. Z. Brown
A sampling of poster sessions:
- "What Would George Do?" Really: Evaluating the Post-Charlottesville Implications of GWU's Slogan for Ethics and Compliance
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School Classroom
- LGBTQ+ Clinical Considerations When Working in Adolescent Outpatient Settings
- GW Diversity Summit Potluck Poem
- Enhancing Inclusion
6:00pm: Doors Open
7:00pm-8:00pm: Speaker Series featuring Symone Sanders
ASL Interpretation will be available.