SAVE THE DATE Nov. 9-10, 2016- Announcement of 2016 SUNY Diversity Conference

SUNY Diversity Conference 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the University Faculty Senate will be hosting a conference entitled “Awareness to Action: Building a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” on November 9-10, 2016 at the Albany Marriott Hotel, located at 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York. This conference will leverage SUNY investments in student success and diversity while exploring best practices in recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff within the domain of higher education.

We invite you to share the “Save the Date” card with your faculty and staff. Also included is the “Call for Proposals” letter which provides details on the submission of proposals for workshop and poster presentations focusing on the following seven strands:

  1. Building an Accessible System for Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators
  2. Strategies for Success for Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators
  3. Campus and Community Climate
  4. Strategic Diversity Leadership
  5. Inclusion is an Action Word
  6. Social Justice, Activism and Critical Pedagogy
  7. Teaching and Learning through Film/Video and Social Media.

We would be delighted to have your support on our Twitter page (@SUNYDiversity) where we will promote diversity and information about this conference.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Damon Williams (Senior Vice President of Programs, Training and Youth Development for the Boys and Girls Club of America), Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Professor of Sociology at Duke University), and Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo (retired President of Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), join us as our three keynote speakers at this conference. For more information on this event, please visit our website at www.suny.edu/2016diversityconference.

We hope you will be able to join us for this seminal conference as we collaborate and share best practices that will continue to help SUNY grow in this critical dimension.

Best regards,

Carlos N. Medina, Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion The State University of New York State University Plaza, T501 Albany, New York 12246

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