The annual Diversity Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebration of 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.


"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.

Thursday, October 5th

Registration


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 AM - 11:00 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


Morning Keynote Address


Sister Grace Miller, House of Mercy, Rochester, NY

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:45 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


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


Melissa Szurgyi, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Mapping: Framework for Diversity Assessment


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


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


Cultural Showcase


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Multicultural Food Tasting and Entertainment


The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom East

12:45 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


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


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?


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


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


“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


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


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


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)


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

Seymour Gallery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Evening Keynote Address

Wes Moore

The SERC

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Synnestvedt Lecture: “One Million Abolitionists”

Robert J. Benz
Kenneth B. Morris

McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


"Building Community through Diversity: A Global Lens"

Brockport's 16th Annual Diversity Conference

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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.

This year’s theme is “Building Community Through Diversity: A Global Lens”. We’ll highlight the positive changes we can make in the world through teaching, inspiring, and helping others. We’ll explore important values that help us build and nurture our global community through dialog that addresses the challenges that face our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity.

Wednesday, October 5th

Showcasing Gope Boards from New Guinea

Drake Memorial Library – Main Floor – South Bay

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Thursday, October 6th

Registration

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


VIP Welcome and Presentation of the 2016 Diversity Awards

Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport
Douglas Feldman, The College at Brockport
Devin Bonner, The College at Brockport
Heidi Macpherson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Keynote Address

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


A Guide to Citizen Diplomacy (Panel)

Cecelia Johnson, The College at Brockport

Eagle’s Lookout

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Disability and Ableism in Higher Education

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

Cooper Hall, NY Room

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Finding Our Harmony Through Music

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Seymour College Union, West Ballroom

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


The Compositions of Integration and Diversity

Tracey Jeffries

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Translation and Community-building for Transnational Learning in Cuba and Russia

Anne A. Macpherson, The College at Brockport
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Use of Geographic Information Systems to Identify Diverse Communities and Assess Their Risk from Disasters

James Zollweg, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Diversity Conference Cultural Showcase


Seymour College Union, Ballroom

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


A Topic Dystopias Don't Want to Talk About

Shaquan Harris, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


BIODANCE — Social Justice

Stuart Tsubota, The College at Brockport
Missy Pfohl Smith, University of Rochester
Julie Schlafer Rossette, The Center for Youth

Seymour College Union, West Ballroom

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Building community through diversity from a global lens: What do we know about children from Chinese and Korean immigrant families and their education?

Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Camp Abilities Around the World: A Documentary of 20 Years

Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Alexandra Stribing, The College at Brockport
Lily Jagodzinski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Poverty Simulation

Celia Watt, The College at Brockport

Grand Hallway, Metro Center Downtown Rochester

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


SafeZone Workshop

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Seymour College Union, Gallery

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tupac Shakur, THUG LIFE, and a New Perspective

Carolyn Massey, SUNY Empire State College

Edwards Hall, Room 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Camp Abilities Around the World: A Documentary of 20 Years

Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Alexandra Stribing, The College at Brockport
Lily Jagodzinski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Can I Make a Difference?

Marcus Blythers, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Cultural Competence Requires Cultural Intelligence — CQ for Your Life and Career (Panel)

Karen Schuhle-Williams, The College at Brockport
Sandeep Mitra, The College at Brockport
Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport
Karen Podsiadly, The College at Brockport
Ivonne Ponicsan, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220 (Upstairs)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Improv Workshop

Matt Gould
Griffin Matthews

Cooper Hall, NY Room

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


McNair Scholars: Addressing the Achievement Gap

Barbara Thompson, The College at Brockport
Cheryl Sampson, The College at Brockport
Amy Alexander, The College at Brockport
Sidnee McDonald, The College at Brockport
Shaquille Rivera, The College at Brockport

Eagle’s Lookout

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Movie Screening and discussion of "Girlhood"

Tristan Bridges, The College at Brockport
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport
Donna Wilkerson, The College at Brockport

McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


"Building Community through Diversity: Personal Empowerment"

Brockport's 15th Annual Diversity Conference

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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.

This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Personal Empowerment,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing a community through dialogue that addresses the myriad of challenges facing our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity.

Thursday, October 8th

Registration

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Welcome, VIP Greeting

Faith Prather, The College at Brockport
Douglas Feldman, The College at Brockport
Sean Flynn, The College at Brockport
Heidi Macpherson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:00 AM


Keynote Address

Liz Murray

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


Adiposity and Anarchism: Exposing and Examining Fat Oppression in a Capitalist Society

Sarah Mae Richens, The College at Brockport
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport

Liberal Arts Building, Room 102

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


From Marginalization to Empowerment: Factors that Promote Psychological Growth in Individuals with Stigmatized Identities

Jennifer Ratcliff, The College at Brockport
Erin Bonafede, The College at Brockport
Jamie M. Tombari, The College at Brockport

Cooper Hall, NY Room

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


From Tragedy to Triumph

Dre Johnson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Learning the Food System: Experience and Empowerment

Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport
Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Gallery

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Overcoming Adversity: Personal Stories of Empowerment

Liz Murray

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Rising from the Ashes: A Personal Struggle

Dale Hartnett, The College at Brockport
James McCuller Jr.

Seymour College Union, Room 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


The ism’s of HIV/AIDS

Lorrie Johnson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Study Abroad Showcase

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Main Lounge

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Multicultural Food Tasting

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


Building Community through a Service Learning Project: Learning Diversity by Serving

Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Cultural Competence Requires Cultural Intelligence – CQ for Your Life and Career (Panel discussion)

Karen Schuhle-Williams, The College at Brockport
Mara Ahmed
Victoria Elsenheimer, The College at Brockport
Lerong He, The College at Brockport
Shauna Marie O’Toole

Seymour College Union, Room 220

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Debunked!: Title IX and Gender Equity

Karen Logsdon, The College at Brockport
Nicole Posluszny, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 106

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Empowering University Career Centers to be Culturally Sensitive

Jeffrey L. Alston, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 114

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Fatherless: A Symptom to Poverty and Mass Incarceration

Arthur Brooks IV, The College at Brockport
Aubrey Sheffield

Edwards Hall, Room 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


The Library: First Stop for Personal Empowerment

Pamela O'Sullivan, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room B129

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Building and Nurturing African American Communities

Christal Dewberry, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 220

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Camp Abilities After 20 years: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Kelsey Linsenbigler, The College at Brockport
Alexandra Stribing, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Gallery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Clarity, Movement, and Citizenship: A Reading of Mari Evans’ Poetic Activism

Althea Tait, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 228

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Diversity and Inclusion in Action

Maurice Howard

Seymour College Union, Room 114

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Exploring the Epidemic of Homelessness in Higher Education

Carmen Aponte, The College at Brockport
Tricia Snyder, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Living Diversity

Joy Bergfalk

Seymour College Union, Room B129

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Restoring the Power

Lorrie Johnson, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Room 209

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Building Community Through Diversity: Respecting Difference

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Respecting Difference,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing a community through dialogue that addresses the myriad of challenges facing our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity. Our Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campus and within our community. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

Wednesday, October 1st

Shoulders to Stand On

Evelyn Bailey, Gay Alliance of Western NY

Edwards Hall, Room 103

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Thursday, October 2nd

Registration

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Lobby

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Welcome, VIP Greeting

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:00 AM

Presentation of

  • Diversity Engagement Awards
  • Douglas Feldman LGBTQ Paper Award

Joel Frater, EdD, Assistant Provost for Diversity

William Mitchell, President, Brockport Student Government

John R. Halstead, PhD, President


Keynote Address

Wade Davis

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Maintaining Inclusion Through Disability Awareness

Jessica James, The College at Brockport

Cooper Hall, New York Room

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Awareness of Visual Impairments

Kylie Britt, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Rm 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Cultural Showcase

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Main Lounge

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


LGBT Legal Rights

Julia Sáenz

Seymour College Union, Room B116 (Basement Level)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Respecting LGBTQ Needs on Campus, In the Community and Globally (Panel Discussion)

Wade Davis
Evelyn Bailey, Gay Alliance of Western NY
Doug Scheidt, The College at Brockport
Lucky Summer Light, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Select Respect: Sexual Violence Prevention Through a Social Justice Lens

Caitlin Powalski, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Rm 220 (2nd floor)

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Studying “Other” Cultures: Teaching the Middle East in a World Literature Class

Sevinç Türkkan, The College at Brockport

Hartwell Hall, Hartwell Theater

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Underrepresentation of African-American Literature, Specifically Looking at the New York State Common Core

Helem Fabre, University at Buffalo

Seymour College Union, Gallery

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Multicultural Food Tasting

The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Residence Halls: Respecting Difference, Embracing Diversity, and Building Community

Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport
Rebekah Feller, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 105

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Journey to Wholeness: Voices of Women LIVING With Disability

Linda Snell, The College at Brockport
Lauren J. Lieberman, The College at Brockport
Luz M. Cruz, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Rm 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Pink Transgressions: Black Girl and the Intra-feminist Politics of Place

Lucienne Nicholson, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 106

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


The Diversity Melting Pot of Marriage Equality in New York

Evelyn Bailey
Ralph Carter
Dan Sapper

Edwards Hall, Room 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


“The Laramie Project” — A Staged Reading

Ruth Childs, The College at Brockport
Davida Bloom, The College at Brockport

Liberal Arts Building, McCue Auditorium (Rm 104 A/B)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


“The Muslims I Know” (Film Screening and Discussion)

Mara Ahmed

Seymour College Union, Rm 220 (2nd floor)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Being Respectful to Gender Variant Identities

Lucky Summer Light, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Rm 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Bigger than Me… A Beautiful Exchange

Daniel Hopkins, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 103

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Developmental Disabilities: Labels and Beyond

Marcie N. Desrochers, The College at Brockport
Ann Giralico-Pearlman, The College at Brockport

Edwards Hall, Room 101

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Embracing LGBTQ Audiences in Corporate Communication: A Media Literacy Discussion

Justin Walden, The College at Brockport
Amy Prutsman, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Gallery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Partnering to Provide Comprehensive Care for LGBTQ-Identified Students

Cheryl Van Lare, The College at Brockport
Lynne Maier, The College at Brockport

Seymour College Union, Rm 220 (2nd floor)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Respecting Differences: Religion (Panel Discussion)

John Benicasco, The College at Brockport
Jeffrey Snarr, The College at Brockport
Margot Van Etten
Rabbi Amy Sapowith

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Jagadamba

Yashodhara Maitra

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Thursday, September 19th

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Campus

Megan Obourn, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Room 119

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Find Your Inner Peace

Yvonne Koketso Ferreira

Cooper Hall - New York Room

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Improving Health Equity through Partnership, Engagement, and Action

Shaquana Divers, University of Rochester Medical Center
Dina Faticone, Healthi Kids Initiative
Miguel Melendez

Hartwell Theatre

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Promoting diversity across disciplines: Diversity and inclusion in action

Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport
Janka Szilagyi, The College at Brockport
Younkyeong Nam, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Ballroom West

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Cultural Showcase: Mr. Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

Seymour Union - Ballroom

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM


Cultural Showcase: The HIP HOP Dance Club

The HIP HOP DANCE Club (THHDC)

Seymour Union - Ballroom

1:05 PM - 1:20 PM


Cultural Showcase: The Story Teller: Gazelle Tales

Yvonne Koketso Ferreira

Seymour Union - Ballroom

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM


Cultural Showcase: Sankofa

Sankofa

Seymour Union - Ballroom

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM


Creating Inclusive Spaces for Gender Variance

JC Acosta, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Diversity Camp

Victoria Ferraina, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Room 220

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


“Jagadamba” Act I

Yashodhara Maitra

Tower Fine Arts - Blackbox Theatre

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Listen: Community Voices Have a Lot to Say about Health Disparities

Judith Bauman
Byron Kennedy, Monroe County Department of Public Health
Candice Lucas, Center for Community Health

Hartwell Theater

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Living in Vietnam: A Travelogue

Harriet Paterson, The College at Brockport

Cooper Hall - New York Room

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Racial Justice and Diversity, What’s the Difference?

Metro Justice Racial Justice Committee

Edwards 106

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Terrorism and Ideological Offending in the US

Tibian Ahmed, The College at Brockport

Edwards 103

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Home is Where the Heart is

Brittany Profit-Reinbald

Seymour Union - Gallery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


"I am a Person, Not a Disability": Acknowledging the Talents of Individuals with Disabilities and Debunking Stereotypes

Jessica James, The College at Brockport

Edwards 106

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


“Jagadamba” Act II

Yashodhara Maitra

Tower Fine Arts - Blackbox Theatre

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Marriage Equality and Inequality: Beliefs that Foster, The Impact on LGBT Individuals, and Creating Change

Jennifer Ratcliff, The College at Brockport
Anne Tischer
Bess Watts, Monroe Community College

Seymour Union - Room 220

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport, NY to Novgorod, Russia

Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport
Ann Giralico-Pearlman, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Room 119

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


The Inclusivity Project

Sara Kelly, The College at Brockport
Daniela Bulos, The College at Brockport
Nayeri Jacobo, The College at Brockport
Kayla Accordino, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Room B116

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Why Tolerating Workplace Heterosexism Matters for Heterosexuals: Implications for Social Justice and Human Rights Advocacy

Trevor Gates, The College at Brockport

Seymour Union - Ballroom West

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


“Building Community through Diversity”

Spirituality, State and Politics

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Spirituality, State and Politics,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing a community through interfaith dialogue that addresses the intersection of religion with the government and the political enterprise, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity. Our Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebration of 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.

Thursday, September 20th

Registration

Organizers Brockport, The College at Brockport

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM


Welcome and VIP Greeting

Joel Frater, The College at Brockport
Samantha Wheeler, The College at Brockport
John Halstead, The College at Brockport

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Keynote Address: “Diversity and Muslims in Post 9/11 America”

Arsalan Iftikar, International Human Rights Attorney

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


Cultural Showcase

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


The Dynamics of Culture, Faith and Family among Hispanics

Lynette Saenz, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


The Contemplative in Today’s World

Nancy Berlove, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


The Bible and Politics

Austin Busch, The College at Brockport
Brooke A. Conti, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Restoring Dignity

Allan Jamieson, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Degrees of Separation

Arsalan Iftikar, The College at Brockport
James Callan, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Religion in the Workplace 101

Leah Smiley, Society for Diversity

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Same-Sex Marriage and Spirituality: Our Area's Rich History and Resources

Jan Gillespie, The College at Brockport

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Multicultural Food Tasting

Organizers Brockport

Seymour College Union, Ballroom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Coexistence: Learning about each other from each other; an Interactive Seminar and Discussion

Richard DeJesús-Rueff, St. John Fisher College

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Creating Diverse Communities: Religion and Power

Kathy Castania, Opening Doors Diversity Project

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty

Pam O'Sullivan, The College at Brockport
Wendy S. Prince, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Honoring Our Proximity and the Spaces Between us Through Mindful Service

Gail Ferraioli, Clarity Mediations

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Religion and Diversity: An Anthropological Perspective

Neal B. Keating, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Understanding Islam and cultural and religious tolerance: A soldier's perspective

Dan Fletcher, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Where do You Stand: Critical Conversations about Religion in Schools

Sara Kelly, The College at Brockport
Jessica Newby, The College at Brockport

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


A Multiethnic Panel Discusses Christianity on Campus

Carole Pelttari, The College at Brockport
Jie Zhang, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


“Pariah” (2007): Race, Gender, and Sexual Identity

Barbara LeSavoy, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Cultural Diversity and Public Memory in Poland and Central Europe

Erica Buck, The College at Brockport
Amy Burgett, The College at Brockport
Elizabeth Cramer, The College at Brockport
Nicole Fuller, The College at Brockport
Nicholas Kinney, The College at Brockport
Donna Kowal, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Freedom of Religion and Indigenous Peoples

Neal B. Keating, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


The Persecution of Christians in the 21st Century

Joseff Smith, The College at Brockport
Thomas Brennan, The College at Brockport

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Recent Submissions

  • From Marginalization to Empowerment: Factors that Promote Psychological Growth in Individuals with Stigmatized Identities 

    Ratcliff, Jennifer; Bonafede, Erin; Tombari, Jamie M. (10/8/2015)
    Much research has examined the negative consequences of trauma, but a growing body of research has examined posttraumatic growth (PTG), or positive psychological changes, that may occur as a result of trauma. This session ...
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    Tait, Althea (10/8/2015)
    In the last year, Americans have reconsidered the concept of citizenship in the public forum in response to the political unrest regarding racial oppression burning through our nation. In particular, the discourse has ...
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    Aponte, Carmen; Snyder, Tricia (10/8/2015)
    This session will discuss the topic of students experiencing homelessness. This topic has received limited attention despite these hard economic times that include rising tuition rates, requirements for higher degrees to ...
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    Bergfalk, Joy (10/8/2015)
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  • Keynote Address 

    Murray, Liz (10/8/2015)
    Advocate, Writer, Speaker, and Educator Liz Murray speaks on her incredible journey from homeless to Harvard in this keynote address.
  • Study Abroad Showcase 

    Unknown author (10/8/2015)
    Representative from Brockport and other SUNYs will be available to answer your questions about Study Abroad programs.
  • Welcome, VIP Greeting 

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    Murray, Liz (10/8/2015)
    In this session, panelists will tell their stories of personal empowerment. They will discuss the role of mentors and the community in helping to overcome obstacles and what we can do to help others overcome personal hardship.
  • Religion and Diversity: An Anthropological Perspective 

    Keating, Neal B. (9/20/2012)
    Religion (however difficult it may be to define) is obviously an important social force in the 21st century, but the academic study of religion continues to be relatively absent from mainstream American college campuses, ...
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    Richens, Sarah Mae; LeSavoy, Barbara; Richens, Sarah Mae (10/8/2015)
    This presentation looks at the ways in which fat oppression is linked to capitalism. This research exposes oppression and discrimination stemming from adiposity (fatness) through an anarchist and queer theory perspective. ...
  • Restoring the Power 

    Johnson, Lorrie (10/8/2015)
    This session will address the various systems that have contributed to our local homeless population, raise awareness regarding the homeless community in Rochester through the lens of the homeless, as well as summarize the ...
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Action 

    Howard, Maurice (10/8/2015)
    This session will break down the differences between diversity and inclusion, permitting participants to walk away with an understanding of these differences, how the concept fits into corporate cultures, how to foster an ...
  • The Library: First Stop for Personal Empowerment 

    O'Sullivan, Pamela (10/8/2015)
    While many view the library primarily as a place to borrow books, such buildings have historically been at the forefront of personal empowerment. Libraries have acted as equalizers in times of great economic and educational ...
  • Empowering University Career Centers to be Culturally Sensitive 

    Alston, Jeffrey L. (10/8/2015)
    Studies show that in the next 30 to 40 years ethnic minorities will be the dominant culture in the United States. With this, ethnic minority student population at colleges and universities will increase. Research suggest ...
  • Building and Nurturing African American Communities 

    Dewberry, Christal (10/8/2015)
    This session will explore and explain why community organizations such as Pathways to Peace are important in the lives of African American youth, and how such organizations impact their communities. Attendees will gain an ...
  • Camp Abilities After 20 years: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going 

    Lieberman, Lauren J.; Linsenbigler, Kelsey; Stribing, Alexandra (10/8/2015)
    Camp Abilities is a developmental sports camp for children with visual impairments. It began at The College at Brockport in 1996 and runs for one week each summer. The purposes are: to empower children with VI to be involved ...
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    Johnson, Lorrie (10/8/2015)
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    Johnson, Dre (10/8/2015)
    This presentation will unfold the multifaceted issues faced in America by dissecting the life of a Rochester native and Brockport alumnus, Dre Johnson. Johnson’s personal story of homelessness and poverty will shed light ...

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