7th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit

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Addressing the ABCs of Diversity

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Augusta Marriott

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thank you to all who attended the 7th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit. We hope that you walked away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and that you were empowered to enact changes in your environment with the practical tools and strategies you learned at the summit.

The purpose of the annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit is to create inclusive excellence. We feel we best model this by engaging our community in meaningful dialogue, building and leveraging our partnerships and creating a framework to important action steps. We hope that you will join us again for next year's summit.    

Keynote


Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano

 

This year's keynote speaker was Ms. Sonia Manzano, "Maria" from Sesame Street, a first-generation American of Latino descent raised in South Bronx. Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s.

Over 30 years ago she was offered an opportunity to play "Maria" on Sesame Street. She has also been named among the "25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever" by Latina Magazine and will share a tale of perseverance and courage as she shares the countless obstacles she overcame. 

Schedule

ROLL CALL: REGISTRATION

8 - 9 AM Registration hosted by Professional and Community Education of Augusta University
Continental breakfast provided by Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Location: Prefunction AB

HOMEROOM: OPENING CEREMONIES

9:10 - 9:20 AM School Day Welcome: 7th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit
Ms. Karen A. Mobley, Director of Academic Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Augusta University
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
9:20 - 9:50 AM Character Word "Inclusivity:" Inclusion at Augusta University
Dr. Gretchen B. Caughman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
9:50 - 10:35 AM Social Studies 101: Addressing the ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Lindsey M. West
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Augusta University
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
10:35 - 10:45 AM BREAK  Prefunction AB

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:45 - 11:05 AM Art 101: The Art of Inclusive Leadership
Introduction of Keynote Speaker Ms. Sonia Manzano
Dr. Zach Kelehear, Dean of The College of Education, Augusta University
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Keynote Address - Ethnic Studies 101: From the South Bronx to Sesame Street
(A Puerto Rican Story)
Ms. Sonia Manzano,
“Maria” on Sesame Street & Author
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
12:05 - 12:15 PM Reading 101: Book Signing with Ms. Sonia Manzano  Heathcote
12:15 - 12:25 PM BREAK
Buffet lines open for lunch
Prefunction AB

LUNCHEON

12:25 - 12:35 PM  Diversity & Inclusion Award Oglethorpe Ballroom (EFGH)
12:35 - 1:10 PM Religion 101: Living Spiritually in a Diverse Academic World
Rev. Dr. W. Jeffrey Flowers, BCC
Director of Pastoral Care, Augusta University, Augusta University Health, Children's Hospital of Georgia
Oglethorpe Ballroom (EFGH)
1:10 - 1:15 PM BREAK  Prefunction AB

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 1

1:15 - 1:55 PM  Diversity in Medicine 101: Tailoring the White Coat
Tasha R. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Educational Researcher, Educational Innovation Institute of Augusta University
 
1:15 - 1:55 PM Desegregation at the University: A 50th Anniversary Exploration
Lee Ann Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Director of The Center For The Study of Georgia History
Augusta University Historian-In-Residence
 
1:15 - 1:55 PM Sex Education 101: A Brief Education About Gender and Sexuality
Darla Linville, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Education, Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation
The Graduate School, Department of Graduate Studies
Augusta University

Melissa Powell-Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work
Augusta University
 
1:55 - 2 PM BREAK Prefunction AB

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 2

2 - 2:40 PM  Diversity in Medicine 101: Tailoring the White Coat
Tasha R. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Educational Researcher, Educational Innovation Institute of Augusta University
 
2 - 2:40 PM Desegregation at the University: A 50th Anniversary Exploration 
Lee Ann Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Director of The Center For The Study of Georgia History
Augusta University Historian-In-Residence 
 
2 - 2:40 PM Sex Education 101: A Brief Education About Gender and Sexuality 
Darla Linville, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Education, Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation
The Graduate School, Department of Graduate Studies
Augusta University

Melissa Powell-Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work 
Augusta University
 
2:40 - 2:45 PM BREAK Prefunction AB

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 3

2:45 - 3:25 PM  Diversity in Medicine 101: Tailoring the White Coat
Tasha R. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Educational Researcher, Educational Innovation Institute of Augusta University
 
2:45 - 3:25 PM Desegregation at the University: A 50th Anniversary Exploration 
Lee Ann Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Director of The Center For The Study of Georgia History
Augusta University Historian-In-Residence 
 
2:45 - 3:25 PM Sex Education 101: A Brief Education About Gender and Sexuality 
Darla Linville, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Education, Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation
The Graduate School, Department of Graduate Studies
Augusta University

Melissa Powell-Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work 
Augusta University
 
3:25 - 3:30 PM BREAK Prefunction AB

ADVANCE PLACEMENT 101 & CLOSING REMARKS

3:30 - 4:15 PM  Advance Placement 101: A study of Invisible Diversity, Privilege, and Concealable Stigma as Experienced Through a Journey With Tourette Syndrome
Dr. Mark Franklin Patishnock,
Director for Mental Health Services
Student Counseling & Psychological Services
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)
4:15 - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks, Door Prizes & Save the Date 2018
Ms. Karen A. Mobley & Dr. Lindsey West 
Oglethorpe Ballroom (ABCD)

 

Location

The summit is held at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

Directions

From Aiken via the Aiken-Augusta Highway (Hwy 1): 
Take the 5th Street bridge exit and turn right onto Reynolds Street. The hotel is on the right between 9th and 10th streets. 

From I-20:
Take the Riverwatch Parkway exit. Proceed east onto Riverwatch Parkway for approximately 5 miles. Turn left when you come to 13th Street. Proceed one block and turn right onto Reynolds Street. Continue 3 blocks. The hotel is on the right between 9th and 10th streets. Turn left on 10th Street to access the hotel parking lot. 

PARKING

Complimentary parking is available for the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. You may utilize available parking at the Marriott – in the parking garage at the corner of 10th and Reynolds Street.  Parking is also available at the Reynolds Street Parking Deck located at the corner of 9th and Reynolds Street across from the Marriott.