DEI Annual Summit 2021
Staff & Faculty Sessions

10:45 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions for Faculty

Fully virtual conversations to deepen our understanding of inclusion and belonging on our campus.

Land Acknowledgements  
Presented by  Jenn Youngblood 

What is the role of a land acknowledgement? How do we capture the language that is within our land acknowledgement and transfer it to action for our indigenous populations? Why is it important to educate our community about the land that Carroll University now rests on that once belonged to other tribal nations? Our presenter, Jenn Youngblood, Class of 2003, played an integral role in crafting the language for the Carroll University Land Acknowledgement statement and will cover what it means for our community through a historical and use-based context. 

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Queering Your Spaces 101
Presented by Osha Towers (they/them) & Katie Hamm (she/hers), from Diverse & Resilient 

From learning about foundational LGBTQIA+ Language and concepts and connecting those to actions all employees can take to be actively inclusive in the environments they have control over, Osha Towers  and Katie Hamm will be our expert guides as we learn to queer our spaces.  

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Anti-Racist & Culturally Responsive Teaching  
Presented by Dr. Courtney Joseph 

As we all work to incorporate the best and most up to date practices, language, and theories into our everyday higher education contexts, we continue to benefit from the shared experiences from faculty from like-institutions “doing the work”. Join our Keynote speaker and Guest as we learn more on HER take on anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching and radical honesty in academia to have real conversations for change. 

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Navigating a Shifting Landscape: Unpacking Generational Tension through a Social Justice Framework
Presented by Dr. Robert Smith and Sessie Agbley

Dr. Robert Smith and Sessie Agbley (Coordinator at Our Next Generation INC.-Cardinal Stritch Alum) have led dynamic discussions around the topic of generational tensions. Both represent two different perspectives, age groups, and generations. Together they will model discourse and provide faculty with the chance to engage in difficult conversations. Many of today's equity conversations lack the acknowledgment of how generational experiences impact an often inability to come to resolutions. The speakers' intent is to create an environment for faculty members in attendance to explore these differences.

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