Fall 2021 DEI Summit

This annual event reflects our institutional commitment to providing meaningful and transformative DEI training and learning experiences. 
November 5, 2021  |  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
Transcending Awareness to Collaborative Accountability
We are grateful to this year's partners and sponsors, including:
The President's Taskforce on Institutional Inclusion
Student Senate
Staff Executive Council
The College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Health Sciences
The School of Education and Human Services
The School of Business
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Tia Brown McNair

Dr. Tia Brown-McNair
Dr. Tia Brown McNair
Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. McNair directs AAC&U’s Summer Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and TRHT Campus Centers and serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016). In March 2020, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education named McNair one of thirty-five outstanding women who have tackled some of higher education’s toughest challenges and made a positive difference in their communities.

Dr. Courtney Joseph

Dr. Courtney Joseph
Dr. Courtney Joseph
Courtney Pierre Joseph (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies and the inaugural chair of the African American Studies Department at Lake Forest College. Her specializations are in African American history and culture, Haiti and its diaspora, women and gender studies, and hip hop culture. Joseph earned her PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. She has spoken at numerous institutions and events, including the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Newberry Library, and the fall 2020 Chicago Humanities Festival. She is collaborating with the Haitian Museum of Chicago to create the first oral history archive dedicated to the Haitian diaspora in Chicago. Dr. Joseph is currently working on her first book, titled DuSable’s Diaspora: Haiti, Blackness, and Belonging in Chicago

Schedule

 November 5, 2021

Welcome & Introductions

Musical Welcome: Carroll University Choir
Welcoming Comments: President Cindy Gnadinger
Land Acknowledgement: Jenn Youngblood
Introduction of Dr. Tia Brown-McNair: Amber May
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Shattuck Auditorium & Zoom

Open Plenary – From Equity Talk to Equity Walk
Dr. Tia Brown McNair​, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Shattuck Auditorium & Zoom

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -  Concurrent Sessions

Please join us for the session of your choice.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. lunch

Enjoy lunch on your own or with your friends, colleagues, and classmates.
 

Keynote with Q&A – Reviewing Keeanga-Yamahtta-Taylor's How We Get Free: Black Feminism and The Combahee River Collective 
Dr. Courtney Joseph​,  Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies and the inaugural chair of the African American Studies Department at Lake Forest College, will use new MacArthur Genius winner Keeanga-Yamahtta-Taylor's text as a starting point for a discussion of how these lessons can inform campus work towards equity and inclusion.
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. | Campus Center Ballroom & Streamed

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. - Break

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Closing Conversations | Campus Center Ballroom

Join our full campus community for small group reflections and a full group discussion about inclusion and belonging at CU, facilitated by Kanoe Montano. 

 To-go refreshments will be available.

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