Diversity Institute

Intersectionality:
A Framework for Socially Just Communities

This year’s theme Intersectionality: A Framework for Socially Just Communities will highlight the overlap of social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and religion as they apply to group and individual experiences. Through engaging breakout sessions and keynote speakers, conference participants will recognize how marginalized identities are interconnected and linked to multiple forms of discrimination or disadvantage. Join us for a half-day experience with our nation’s top diversity experts to share, learn and understand how this concept impacts our daily work and interactions.

The Diversity Institute is an annual campus wide event for students, faculty, and staff, developed to explore issues related to diversity and multiculturalism. Faculty and staff can engage in deep and meaningful conversations on focused diversity topics and also learn how to better support the nation's 2nd most racially and ethnically diverse student population. It is also an excellent opportunity for leadership and diversity training for students and the campus community. The format features a breakfast, keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

*CEUs are available to licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselors. We are also a registered provider of Social Work CEUs.*


Schedule

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Student Center South Ballroom

9:30am Registration
10:00am – 11:30am Brunch, Welcome & Keynote Speaker
Student Center South Ballroom
Trauma, Poverty, and Race: The Intersectionality of Oppression
Keynote: Dr. Angel Harris, Sociology Professor - Duke University
11:45am – 1:15pm Breakout Session (Faculty, Staff and Students)
Student Center South - Multipurpose Room
Beyond Black and White: Exploring our Intersecting Identities
Dr. Derek Greenfield, National speaker and former Chief Diversity Officer - Alcorn State University
1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Session (Faculty and Staff)
Student Center South - Skyline Room
Covering and Conforming: Navigating Self among Others
Moderated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Angel Harris, Sociology Professor - Duke University
Panelist:
Dr. Brittany Slatton Professor, African American Studies –University of Houston
Dr. Mark Goldberg Profession, History Professor –University of Houston
Lorraine Schroeder Director, LGBTQ Resource Center –University of Houston
1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Session (Faculty and Staff)
Student Center South - Space City Room (214)
Power and Privilege in the Academy through an Intersectional Lens
Dr. Beverly McPhail, Professor, Social Work and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies - University of Houston
1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Session (Students)
Student Center South - Multipurpose Room
Unconscious Gender Bias
Sydney Mullings , Program Coordinator, Women and Gender Resource Center
Ashley Griffin, Sexual Misconduct Support Service Coordinator, Women and Gender Resource Center
2:45pm – 3:30pm Closing and Reception
Student Center South Ballroom

If your schedule permits, we welcome you to come by the institute on a "walk-in" basis. We will do our best to accommodate you and get you connected. Registration begins at 9:00am and will go throughout the day. The Diversity Institute will take place on the Second Floor of Student Center South and the registration table will be outside of the Ballroom.

If you have any immediate concerns, please feel free to contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 713-743-6047. We look forward to seeing you there.