UA Inclusive Excellence Symposium
2nd Annual UA Inclusive Excellence Symposium:
Inviting Communities to Dance: Sustaining a Culture of Responsibility, Accountability, and Collaboration.
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8 am - 3:30 pm | University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center
Sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) - Office of the Provost, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA, the College of Humanities Religious Studies and Classics, the UA Campus Pantry, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Office for Diversity and Inclusion
This event is the UA's in-house diversity and inclusiveness conference and will be an opportunity to examine issues and solutions related to campus diversity. There will be 18 educational workshops through out the day. Also we are very excited to announce that there are two keynote speakers this year!
The opening keynote speaker is Dr. Amanda Kraus. Dr. Kraus is the Director of the Disability Resource Center and Interim Executive Director for Housing & Residential Life at the University of Arizona. She is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in Center for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Kraus serves on the board of the directors for the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and has had the privilege of delivering keynotes at campuses such as Singapore Management University, Duke University, and Wake Forest University. Outside of work, she is an avid wheelchair tennis player and was recently recognized as one of Tucson’s Top 40 Under 40.
The luncheon keynote speaker is Dr. Damon A. Williams. Dr. Williams is a visionary and inspirational leader, and one of the Nation’s recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility, and organizational change. He is currently chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation.
Registration is closed due to capacity and limited space.
At this year’s symposium, we are collaborating with the Campus Food Pantry to combat food insecurity on our campus. It is important to be aware that 3 in 10 UA undergraduates are food insecure. Therefore, in lieu of a conference registration fee we are asking each attendee, if possible, to please donate one non-perishable food item when checking in at the symposium. Items include canned/dried beans, hearty soups, canned fish and chicken in water, dried rice and other grains, whole grain pasta, pasta sauce, breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, dried fruit). These will be collected at the door. Addressing food insecurity is one of the issues that the Marginalized Students of UA focused on and is one of the recommendations from the Diversity Task Force
Each registered attendee will receive a symposium agenda. To request symposium workshop information in an alternate format (Braille, digital, or large print) please contact Charlinda Haudley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-3105.
We would like to say thank you to all of our co-sponsors for supporting this year's Inclusive Excellence Symposium.
|Academic Success & Achievement||Hillel Foundation|
|Africana Studies Program||Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture|
|Arizona Cesar E Chavez Holiday Coalition||Mexican American Studies|
|Arizona Pest Management Center||Muslim Students Association|
|Bursar’s Office||National Center for Interpretation|
|Center for Digital Humanities||Native Nations Institute|
|Center for English as a Second Language||Residence Hall Association|
|Classified Staff Council||School of International Languages, Literature, and Cultures|
|College of Agriculture and Life Sciences||Students Affairs and Enrollment Management Academic Initiatives & Student Success|
|College of Fine Arts||The Mel And Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health|
|College of Humanities Writing Skills Improvement Program||Think Tank|
|College of Science||Tucson Urban League|
|Commission on the Status of Women||Tucson Human Relations Commission|
|Counselors for Social Justice||UA Campus Health Service|
|Department of Entomology||UA Honors College|
|Department of Linguistics||UA Law School’s Chapter of the American Constitution|
|Department of Religious Studies and Classics||UA Maricopa Ag Center Experiment Station|
|Disability Resource Center||University Information Technology Services|
|Eller College of Management||University of Arizona BookStores|
|Eller Undergraduate Office||University of Arizona Health Sciences|
|Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Advancement||University Religious Council|
|Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families||Writing Program Difference and Inequality committee and Department of English|
|Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.||Writing Skills Improvement Program|